Feb 192013
Boler trailer Calgary

Here is the second Boler Trailer we found in the Calgary neighbourhood of Bowness. Mere minutes from the other we stumbled across (report link below) like that one this example is looking a bit haggard. It has an interesting red and white paint job, but it’s not clear if this was factory applied, or if it was done at a latter date. I have yet to uncover anything definitive on what paint schemes were being offered by the factory and when.

This example could use some TLC and inside and out it’s a bit rough and dirty. I bet with a bit of work though, it would be good as new – it does after all look solid and complete and servicing a Boler is relatively easy and economical to do. With care their life span could be almost indefinite.

This trailer has all rounded edge windows but others we’ve seen, including the other found here in Bowness, has some with squared edges. I have been unable to confirm why and when one arrangement was used over the other.

This little egg was seen in February 2013.

Of interest is the dealer’s sticker on it. It was sold by none other than Out Back Travel Trailers of Calgary, makers of the Boler look-alike, The Trillium. I can only assume this was a trade in trailer later resold by that company.

To see the other Boler we stumbled across in Bowness, follow this link…
Bow-ness Bow-ler Bow-nanza.

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.

Reference: The Bolerama.

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Calgary Boler trailer

Another Bowness Boler.

Outback Travel Trailers

It was sold by Out Back Trailers, makers of the Trillium (a trade in?).

Boler trailer Calgary

A little work and she’ll be good as new.


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Tom Tom
Tom Tom

Boler! You got us started on that game. Can we send pictures we’ve taken?

maggie -lou
maggie -lou

Hey guys,
This my Boler!
It’s a work in progress. It got a little damaged in the flood. The paint job was done by previous owners and I replaced the side windows. The original configuration is the square edged glass windows.

It’s getting pimped out in the spring and actually looks pretty nice when it’s clean. It looks a little dirty right now but it’s 100% functional. New stove, gas lines and electrics/ heater. I spent my money on function over aesthetics at this time.

The original colour was an off white shade… I have no idea how many times it’s been painted since 1972.