Jan 302015
Cat mid-meow

Plain and simple, we’re a bit confused. This is a Boler, is says so and anyway we know so by its recognizable form,, but it also says it’s a Bigfoot, which is another trailer brand altogether. And what in the heck is a luxury edition? We don’t recall ever seeing that. Are these mysteries for the ages? Hardly so, but still we’re curious. What’s going on here?

We have two theories: either the Bigfoot Company, who made their own small fibreglass trailers at one time (Lil’ Bigfoot) made Bolers under contract and in a state of vain self promotion, added their sticker to the Bolers they produced. That’s plausible I guess, since the Boler company in times of high demand often contracted work out to other firms. But wouldn’t Boler take exception to the Bigfoot emblem. You’d think.

What of this luxury version? Was simply a new better-equipped model to help boost sales? Research turns up nothing.

Or can this all be explained easily: was a mischievous person simply having fun with some stickers, knowing very well that Boler aficionados (they exist) that upon seeing the trailer would be left scratching their heads? That’s likely too.

Either way, the logo on the trailer tells us this is a late model Boler. While I have no solid proof, it’s thought that design sticker was used for the last couple years of production. Boler closed down in the latter half of 1980s.

This Boler, which we encountered one time before a few years back, was seen in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta in September of 2014. While we photographed it, a curious kitty, who we photographed mid-meow, came by to say hi.

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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.

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Reference: The Bolerama.

17 foot Boler trailer

A 17′ Boler found in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta. Think!

Boler logo

This logo, it’s believed, was used for the last years of Boler production.

Cat mid-meow

A curious kitty caught mid-meow.

Bigfoot Boler

Confusion – Bigfoot?

Bigfoot Boler Luxury Edition

More confusion – Luxury Edition?


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Any chance it was for sale?? We are looking for a 17 ft boler -ish …;) so our family of 5 can enjoy all the things western canada has to offer …..

Thanks kindly!!