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Old 10-13-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone. Wondering if anyone knows anything about a wide body class B made by "ISLANDER" I think they are made in Newfoundland Canada and they look like a well made unit but I would like to hear from anyone who may own one or has owned one in the past. Thanks. [/img]
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:47 AM   #2
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It was being made in St John's NL but I don't believe they are making any now
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Vango. From the response so far I was beginning to feel that I was the only one who has seen one of these class B vans. I just bought a 1985 Dodge b that looks like an Islander in Chilliwack B.C. It has the wide body and large overhead bunk. I would enjoy hearing from other Islander owners as I would like to learn more about this model. Happy Holidays to all.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:59 PM   #4
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I met the owners of this company a few years back when I worked for Woodalls in Atlantic Canada. I have driven by their dealerships in NL a few times but I don't recall seeing them the last couple years that I was over on the rock.
There are a few floating around the Maritimes
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I added 22 photos of Islander Wide Body Class B vans to the Class B Forum photo gallery. Here's the direct link:

http://classbforum.com/coppermine/thumb ... hp?album=4

These are photos from around 1999 & 2000. The motor homes were made by Wide Body RV Industries in Newfoundland (as mentioned in previous posts above)

Also, I have attached a specification sheet in pdf format. These are the specs from around 1999 & 2000. You have to be logged in to see and download attachments.
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Islander Side Dinette & Twin Bed floorplans attached:
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I recently purchased a 1995 dodge Islander supreme bclass.It was made in B.C. It's a great van,but didn't come with an owners manual. Wonder if anyone knows where I can purchase one?
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I tried googling "dodge islander class b" without the year and got quite a few hits.
You might try sending some emails to the vendors, or other owners, and inquire
where they got theirs, if their vans didn't come with one. Some folks might be
willing to send you a photocopy if you can't get an original copy.
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&clien ... =&gs_rfai=

(where the heck do owner's manuals go, when vans get bought and sold????? )
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Hello All! Maybe I am late jumping in on this thread, but I had looked into Islander RV's, best I could, before I bought one last summer.

Not absolutely positive, but my understanding is Islander RV Industries started in Bishop Falls, NL (near Grand Falls-Windsor, NL - about 4 hours away from St John's). As others have mentioned, there was also the Islander RV Industries in Langley, BC. Both shops have long since been closed. I think the old Islander RV Industries shop in Bishop Falls is now "Newfoundland STYRO Inc".

I have attached a couple of pictures of my Islander RV boondocking here in Newfoundland this year.

For those interested in a 1997 promo video from Islander RV Industries in Bishop Falls, NL, you can check it out on YouTube:
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Hello All! Maybe I am late jumping in on this thread, but I had looked into Islander RV's, best I could, before I bought one last summer.

Not absolutely positive, but my understanding is Islander RV Industries started in Bishop Falls, NL (near Grand Falls-Windsor, NL - about 4 hours away from St John's). As others have mentioned, there was also the Islander RV Industries in Langley, BC. Both shops have long since been closed. I think the old Islander RV Industries shop in Bishop Falls is now "Newfoundland STYRO Inc".

I have attached a couple of pictures of my Islander RV boondocking here in Newfoundland this year.

For those interested in a 1997 promo video from Islander RV Industries in Bishop Falls, NL, you can check it out on YouTube:
Glad you acknowleged this was an ancient thread.

Your van looks very nice. Technically not a "b", but extraordinarily roomy for such a compact package.

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Thank for sharing the video.

It's a Class B RV as it started out on a Van chassis, not a Cutaway or Cab chassis.

Built strong for sure!

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Interesting how many class B's are Canadian Builds


must be a NAFTA advantage


to build in central Newfoundland is as far from supply lines as you can get





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Hello Mike,
Yes, it is nice to have "Made In Canada". I think Islander Industries in Newfoundland was part of a Government job start-up initiative - it is definitely a little more removed from the supply lines! But I have to say, I am really impressed, they appear to have made a solid RV!

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Hello Mark,

Thank you for the thanks & comment. I was wondering about the Class B or not. It is "over the cab bunk", but it is built on a van chasis and not a cutaway truck one.

Whatever it is, I am happy with it!

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Interesting how many class B's are Canadian Builds

must be a NAFTA advantage
This was looooong before NAFTA... LOL

But yes, ever since I got interested in buying a little Class B, nearly all of the larger manufacturers were in Canada... Roadtrek, Great West Van, Pleasure Way, Leisure Travel.

Winnebago was later into it... and now Thor and some other American companies have jumped in.

Marco posted the floor plans above and I noted that one of them was exactly the plan of my Great West Van from 2004 which also had an overcab bunk. Of course, that company is gone now... and Leisure was purchased by EEE and now makes only Class C's.

This is a B, just like the Roadtrek 210
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