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Old 05-07-2015, 11:38 AM   #101
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I don't have exterior dimensions but I have rough ones. They are 10x7x6 and I can't figure out how to post more pics. They were made by a gentleman named Roy in Michigan, he was a welder by trade and had a wonderful imagination. After he died they sat until the estate was sold then less than 16 hours after they were posted I bought them. Everyone who sees them in person loves them including me, I cried when I saw them in person because they were even more wonderful than in the pictures I had seen. Roy did a wonderful job. I just want to take them to where he wanted them to be.
That would put it in the size range of the 13' (Over all length) Scamps, original Bolers and others.

1960-1963 would make them the first moulded travel trailers in North America. Sounds and looks about right. In the very late '50's and through the '60's there was a huge craze for fiberglass boats that were modelled after fifties automobiles. Dozens of companies through the US and Canada. I wondered why it took a decade for FG to catch on to travel trailers.

For those wanting more pics google "finned boats" or check out another forum I lurk on. Good fiberglass maintenance threads there too. FiberGlassics® - fiberglassics.com
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:30 PM   #102
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Thumbs up nice boat

nice boat is that yours or just a pic
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:56 PM   #103
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Do you hear that? I think I can hear the Batman theme.

Maybe that could be a name for this trailer, the Bat Camper.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:07 PM   #104
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"the first moulded travel trailers in North America."

Anyone know if this one is molded ? Sorta looks like it. The one the right. I could not tell if it made it to north america or not being a AUS site?
Scroll thee fourth of the way down to "It was late 1956 before a real monocoque (without chassis) was released"
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I assume the foam filled sandwiched one is the 1965 one in the left. Kinda confusing.


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Old 05-07-2015, 07:15 PM   #105
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I think the other one is a Willerby Vogue which is a trailer I would love to find.
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1960-1963 would make them the first moulded travel trailers in North America. Sounds and looks about right. In the very late '50's and through the '60's there was a huge craze for fiberglass boats that were modelled after fifties automobiles. Dozens of companies through the US and Canada. I wondered why it took a decade for FG to catch on to travel trailers.
Actually, there were several early all-molded towables in the US prior to this. The 1957 Champ and the WONDERFUL Geographic are just two that come to mind. I know there's at least three others...
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:21 AM   #107
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Just a pic and a dream..
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Actually, there were several early all-molded towables in the US prior to this. The 1957 Champ and the WONDERFUL Geographic are just two that come to mind. I know there's at least three others...
I'd forgotten about the Geographic being FG. I'd never seen the Champ. Cool stuff
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a few photo updates. Is that a seam up the side? If so, is it 4 sides and a top bonded together making it 5 total? Thanks.
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Any updates on the progress Jayne. Would love to see this project coming together.
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Any updates on the progress Jayne. Would love to see this project coming together.
Take a look at the twitter link that Ken posted for the latest pictures posted about 9 hours ago.
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Take a look at the twitter link that Ken posted for the latest pictures posted about 9 hours ago.
I did. I want more.

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Old 06-12-2015, 10:49 AM   #113
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Any updates on the progress Jayne. Would love to see this project coming together.
Hey Jim! We are making it happen! We have worked all the molds, finished our frames, lined up suppliers and have wonderful craftsmen to build custom interiors to specs! Now we need some orders! So exciting I can't wait to put everyone's ideas on the road.
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Jayne do you have a website that people can go to so they can see the specs and build details? Might help you get some orders if you provided more details and photos on the trailers as has been common for other fiberglass start ups to do.

For example some of us have questions regarding the actually construction of the trailer in regards to the seams etc. How many and where are they located and how are the parts of the mould been attached etc. What is the weight you expect the trailer to come in at dry or loaded?
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Jayne do you have a website that people can go to so they can see the specs and build details? Might help you get some orders if you provided more details and photos on the trailers as has been common for other fiberglass start ups to do.

For example some of us have questions regarding the actually construction of the trailer in regards to the seams etc. How many and where are they located and how are the parts of the mould been attached etc. What is the weight you expect the trailer to come in at dry or loaded?
The website is under construction and it's hard to say what the weight is, it's under 1000 pounds. The shell alone is 400. It depends on the amount of cabinets people want, the fridge or ice box, is there an ac in the unit or not? Since they are custom it's kind of up to each owner to decide how much their trailer will weigh. Every one of them however starts out under 1000 pounds. They are put together with 2 sides a front and a back with a top and a bottom. It's all one solid piece of fiberglass when complete so no leaks ever anywhere. I hope that helps.
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The website is under construction and it's hard to say what the weight is, it's under 1000 pounds. The shell alone is 400. It depends on the amount of cabinets people want, the fridge or ice box, is there an ac in the unit or not? Since they are custom it's kind of up to each owner to decide how much their trailer will weigh. Every one of them however starts out under 1000 pounds. They are put together with 2 sides a front and a back with a top and a bottom. It's all one solid piece of fiberglass when complete so no leaks ever anywhere. I hope that helps.
Yup lots of our fiberglass trailer weigh in with nothing in them at 1000lbs but as most have found once you put all the items such as battery, propane, fridge, stove and your personal belongings in them they weigh far more than that. Lots of folks still looking to buy the elusive/rare 1000lb Boler!

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That would put it in the size range of the 13' (Over all length) Scamps, original Bolers and others.

1960-1963 would make them the first moulded travel trailers in North America. Sounds and looks about right. In the very late '50's and through the '60's there was a huge craze for fiberglass boats that were modelled after fifties automobiles. Dozens of companies through the US and Canada. I wondered why it took a decade for FG to catch on to travel trailers.

For those wanting more pics google "finned boats" or check out another forum I lurk on. Good fiberglass maintenance threads there too. FiberGlassics® - fiberglassics.com
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:52 PM   #118
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update?

Anyone know what happened? last post was in 2015 -- did they make it?

Sorry, realized the company is going -- and this is an old post --
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