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Classy caravan "eye candy" - the Bowlus Road Chief
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:44:02 PM »
Dear WeatherCat caravan fans,

Since caravans are a current topic of conversation, let me introduce you another interesting bit of history that has come back to life - the Bowlus Road Chief:

http://www.bowlusroadchief.com/

Here is a picture from the website above:



Here is an article from Autoweek that covers both the history of the original Bowlus and its revival:

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/its-better-bowlus

The original trailer from the 1930s was created by an aircraft manufacturer who was looking for a fresh market after the depression cut demand for aircraft.  Unfortunately, Bowlus was unable to survive the depression.  It’s assets were eventually acquired by Wally Byam who turned them into the first Airstream trailers.  Here is the story of Airstream on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airstream

The current Bowlus Road Chief is a revival started by a silicon valley burnout who was looking for something new to do and had plenty of cash.  These travelers are clearly being pitched to people with a lot of cash.  Basically: if you have to ask how much they cost - you can’t afford it!

Still looking at the pictures is free - so enjoy the “eye candy!”

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

P.S.  [wink] . . . Can you believe it?  Even if you buy the deluxe Bowlus Road Chief, it doesn't come with a built-in personal weather station!! . . .