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The most luxurious Bowlus Road Chief travel trailer

Bowlus Road Chief

Since the coronavirus pandemic, Geneva Long, Founder & CEO of Bowlus Road Chief has noticed a 15% increase in purchases by people new to recreational vehicles. That's 85% in 2020 vs. 70% average. Product inquiries are up 4.5 times this year too, because many luxury travelers are ordering ultra-premium RVs for domestic summer vacations. Instead of staying in hotels when visiting family and friends, they are playing it safer cruising the highways in a RV.

After the summer, travelers will continue to take their self contained travel trailer out on the road, especially if #saferathome mandates continue through the winter season. Long said delivery is already up 100% in preparation for holiday travel.

Originally designed in the 1930s by aircraft designer and engineer Hawley Bowlus, who is best known for building the famed aircraft Spirit of St. Louis. Bowlus trained Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and later worked on a prototype of a high quality aluminum trailer for luxurious travel comfort and maximum performance. The Bowlus Road Chief became the first travel trailer in the world.

Bowlus Road Chief

Inside the trailer are plenty of windows and a skylight allowing in natural light. The bedroom, bathroom and main cabin can become their own separate spaces and sleep four people comfortably, as the sofa and arm chairs can convert to additional sleeping areas.

Soft closing drawers under the sofa and seating provide additional storage. A sofa side table allows dining for up to four people. Underneath the table is a charging station for laptops, tablets and cell phones.

The Zen-like bedroom offers a high quality mattress with a top layer of memory foam. The bed converts easily from twin beds to an expanded king. Eco linen sheets, pillows and duvets are adaptable for both configurations. There is also a night table, tablet mount and Marine LED reading lights. Designer drapes and wood inserts enhance a comfortable sleeping environment.

Bowlus Road Chief

The interior offers a hotel style ensuite bathroom with luxurious chrome and teak finishes in the seating and flooring. Other features include a privacy door, stainless steel bathroom sink, full length mirror and Italian Marine shower head that can extend outdoors. 

Bowlus Road Chief

What makes Bowlus stand out among other RVs and trailer is the most aerodynamic travel trailer with an aluminum monocoque exterior skin. There is a lightweight awning that is attachable on both sides.

With the powerful lithium iron phosphate power system, travelers can spend a full week off the grid while running the microwave and all outlets. The A/C can be used for up to four hours off grid, and the entire system can be managed remotely.

During the cooler months, travelers can use dozens of silent heating settings, and stay comfortable with the signature heated floors. Additionally, the trailer offers continuous hot water. Best of all, the Bowlus Road Chief is light enough for almost any crossover, SUV or electric vehicle. This stylish trailer starts at $190,000.

Launched in May, the Bowlus Road Chief “Endless Highways” Performance Edition with heated floors and lithium-power for power for an entire week of travel without an external power source is $35,000 extra.

Jill Weinlein

Los Angeles based Jill Weinlein covers travel, food and lifestyle destinations for multiple newspapers, magazines and websites. Her areas of expertise include, luxury travel, culinary reviews, cruising and family travel destinations. Born in Los Angeles, Jill studied Communications and Theatre Arts at UCLA. She has a a Dine and Travel blog - www.dineandtravel.me and she writes a weekly restaur...(Read More)

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