Spring is here (finally!) and we’ve been spotting a lot more Bolers lately. An example is this “Honey” model seen in Calgary (May 2014), as usual found completely by accident while driving around. The trailer is hitched up to a car and looks ready for the weekend.
I am told this model was license built, in the early to 1970s, by Triple E industries in Manitoba. At times demand for these little egg-shaped trailers was such that they were built concurrently in more than one factory – in fact they were made by so many companies that it’s hard to keep it all straight.
Outside of some small details this one is visually no different then a plain ol’ Boler. Interestingly, Triple E, which is still in business and makes motorhomes, made a Boler competitor, called a Surfside. It’s more square in appearance, very Trillium like. Many Bolers by the way, were built in Calgary and this is one reason why we see so many of them locally.
In the past, we’ve also come across a “Honey Bee Boler”.
The seller of the trailer, GNS Sportsland Centre of Winnipeg Manitoba, is still in business selling RVs and fact are still at the same address seen on the dealer’s sticker. This trailer would have been sold by them some forty years ago. Today they are known as GNR Camping World.
Boler: A small cute-as-a-bug fibreglass travel trailer made in Canada in the 1970s and 80s. Very collectible and a we make a fun game spotting them on road trips.
To see the Surfside model mentioned, follow this link…
Not a Boler – a Triple E Surfside.
Reference: The Bolerama.
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