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A beautifully restored retro Boler trailer and matching classic car, owned by J.J. McColm.
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Vintage RV: J.J. McColm’s “Orange Blossom” Special—Boler Trailer Unit

These little fiberglass trailers have a passionate and devoted following that rivals just about any other enthusiast group. 

Fully restored 1979 Boler trailer and 1962 Chevy pickup truck
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Vintage RV: “Double Mint”—1979 Boler and matching 1962 Chevy Truck

This eye-catching Boler trailer and matching Chevy truck are painted the same "double-mint" green, thus the "double-verde" moniker.

A Mark Regal trailer spotted in a parking lot.
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Vintage RV: 1975 Kit “Mark Regal” Travel Trailer/5th Wheel

This RV Company was founded in 1945 as the Kit Manufacturing Company—it grew quickly into a mobile home and recreational product builder based in Long Beach, California. 

A spiffy powder-blue and white vintage Oasis trailer, spotted in Canal Flats.
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Vintage RV: Oasis Travel Trailers “Clean, Cute and Cozy”

The Oasis Travel Trailer company dates back to the late 1950s and 1960s—the golden era of classic and stylish camping trailers.

A vintage Li'l Loafer trailer.
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Vintage RV: The Lil Loafer – “You’re Following an Aristocrat”

The little trailers are often remembered for their distinctive design and style – and, of course, many sported the slogan, “You're following an Aristocrat” on the back bumper.

An Avion travel trailer.
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Vintage RV: There was some gypsy in the Avion trailer heritage

Originally called Romney trailers, evidently after the Romney gypsies of Europe, the Avion Coach Corporation was born in the mid-to-late 1950's. 

An Okanagan Class C Kokanee motorhome, spotted in a local parking lot.
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Vintage RV: 1977 Okanagan Kokanee Class C GMC Vandura Motorhome

The Okanagan was once a hotspot for RV manufacturers, with many well-known companies located in the area. 

A vintage Haico Aquarius motorhome, spotted in Nelson, B.C.
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Vintage RV: The “Age of Aquarius”—1970’s Haico Aquarius Class A Motorhome

These old Haico’s are popular with vintage RV enthusiasts and it’s not that uncommon to find a few of them in campgrounds or sitting in storage. 


A vintage Mercury travel trailer spotted on a side street in Nelson, B.C.
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Vintage RV: 1960’s Mercury Travel Trailer – “Ask the man who TOWS one”

The Mercury Travel Trailers were manufactured by Mercury Trailer Industries of El Monte, California.

A truly unique unit, this vintage Nomad 3-in-1 trailer was restored by RV reno enthusiasts Howard and Lori.
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Vintage RV Part 4: Odd But True—1963 Nomad 3-in-1 “Clamshell” Trailer

The most unique find in Howard and Lori's collection is a 1963 Nomad 3-in-1 “teardrop or clamshell style” trailer. 

A 1960 Serro Scotty trailer.
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Part 3: Vintage RV 1960 “Canned Ham” Serro Scotty

The Howard and Lori vintage RV story continues this week with an account of one their favourite and early RV restoration projects—an incredibly rare and distinctive 1960 Serro Scotty trailer. 

A 1967 Airstream Safari, beautifully restored by Howard and Lori.
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Vintage RV—1967 Airstream Safari: The story behind the restoration project

Howard, and his wife Lori, live in Manitoba and have accumulated an impressive line-up of some 11 vintage trailers they have restored, renovated and put back on the road again.

A 1975 Trillium Trailer, fully restored over the course of 8 months.
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Vintage RV: 1975 Trillium Trailer—The one that got away!

Manitobans Howard and Lori love vintage trailers and they have a large collection to prove it. 

Exterior of motorhome.
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Vintage RV: RVwest Reader Sheds Some Light on the Haico Empress Motorhome

This week we received an email note from George Lamont in Manitoba with some insight on his Haico Empress motorhome. 

1970's 'California' Commander
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Vintage RV – Roadside Relic: 1970’s “California” Commander Motorhome

Long before Canadian RV manufacturer Triple E started to produce their line of Commander motorhomes (since discontinued), there was a popular Class A motorhome company called the Commander that was based out of a suburb near Los Angeles, California.

A vintage Little Chief mini-motorhome.
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Vintage RV—1970’s Little Chief Mini-Motorhome by Penticton’s Trav-L-Mate Industries

The Little Chief Mini-motorhomes were manufactured by a company called Trav-L-Mate Industries in Penticton, British Columbia, back in the late 1970's and 1980's.