Boling and Loafing on the Open Road

May 4, 2008

All the cool kids are getting vintage trailers. In the last year gaenor&tracy and jill&carl both bought Bolers and just yesterday christine&claude took delivery of their Lil Loafer.

Bolers are sweet little ultra light fiberglass trailers that were manufactured in Canada in the 60s and 70s. They’ve become very popular lately – and pricy as a result, though bargains can still be had.

gaenor&tracy’s 1976 Boler is still without an “offical” name but they’re considering Niblet, Peep, and Citronella. They’ve taken it on several camping excursions – as far as Vancouver Island – and this summer they’ll be going to Arizon and California. jill&carl haven’t been out in their 1971 Boler yet because it still needs some work.

Christine shows off the “Silver Bullet.” Aristocrat built the Lil Loafer in Idaho in the late 50s/early 60s. This one seems to have been used by Idaho law enforcement.

Not ultra light, smells like a musty basement right now, but cute as button (a button with aluminum siding).

The icebox is just that – a box you put ice in, not an electric fridge.




Lil Loafer wiki

Not vintage, but sweet!


3 Responses to “Boling and Loafing on the Open Road”

  1. What a great idea. I love these little gems. I tooled around most of North America in my family’s souped-up ’72 airstream. I can’t afford a house, but I could possibly pony up for a lovely yellow box – bliss!

  2. Monica Says:

    I am dying for a vintage shasta the neighbor has but he wants to sell it for a lot of money~~~~

  3. Mitch Says:

    Could you get a close up picture of the Lil Loafer “Please Read” I have a loafer and I’d love to replicate that but I can’t read the small print.

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