The holiday trailer seen in this report is known as K Line Mark (something) and will never be confused with a Boler. It in no way looks like one, yet at the same time it has many Boler-like qualities. It’s constructed of moulded fibreglass, it’s small in size and has a cute appearance and for these reasons we’ll include it here as an honourary Boler. I guess it is quite a rare find as it turns out.
Not much can be found in regards to the manufacturer of this trailer. We know they were made in Red Deer Alberta, by a company known as K-Line Manufacturing. A sticker by the door tells us this. Doing some research, it appears this company was in operation for only a few years in the early 1970s and not many of these little trailers were made.
I believe this is actually a Mark 1 model. There is a faint embossed number beside the word Mark, that looks like that digit. If so, this suggests that there were several sub-models using that same name.
This tiny RV has two rather unique features, the back facing door (most Boler-ish trailers have side doors) and the pop up roof, not seen from our angle. The latter of course provided much needed extra head room. K Line was not the only one to make trailers in this form. In the late 60s and into the 70s, there was a number of other brands that were similar in appearance, in layout (all have back doors for example) and in features (the pop up roof). The most popular was called the Hunter and in fact we originally thought the trailer seen here was from that manufacturer.
You’ll notice the KOA (Kampgrounds of America) sticker near the door. This is a chain of RV camps that’s been in operation for about fifty years.
We spotted this K Line trailer in May 2014, in Calgary. This is a new one to us and is the first of this make we’ve stumbled across. We never knew they even existed prior to this. Like most Boler (or honourary Boler) sightings, we found this one completely by chance. Driving around on business we caught a glimpse of it parked on a driveway as we passed. We had to stop!
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. We also include other similar trailers here, those from other manufacturers who are close in appearance or in configuration to Bolers.
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