Bowlus Road Chief updates 1930s classic caravan

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Bowlus Road Chief 1930s classic caravan

make a nice change holidays in hotels, but they can be as as a shoe box and often about as Canadian tech entrepreneurs Long and Helena Mitchell are a step forward by going a backward and reviving the Bowlus Chief of the 1930s. It’s an version of the classic American that they call a of an Art Moderne style with century touches.”

The original Road Chief was produced in It was designed by Hawley Bowlus, a sailplane enthusiast, aircraft and builder of the Spirit of St. Louis” – the made famous by Charles first solo flight the Atlantic in 1927. Being the of an aircraft designer, the Road was, not surprisingly, based on principles with a streamlined body. Unfortunately, it wasn’t successful.

Only 80 Road Chiefs built, but a similar design was by Wally Byam in 1936 for the more successful Airstream

The Bowlus Road Chief

The current design is a modern on the 1930s obsession with and polished metal. Each one is built and bespoke. According to the 21st century Road is the “world’s most aerodynamic trailer.”

It has a monocoque shell of polished aircraft-grade aluminum an aluminum frame held by over 5,000 rivets. an enclosed undercarriage, flush windows complete with mesh and a rounded front The whole caravan is streamlined to back, making for more towing on highways.

It has an independently suspended torsion and is also extremely lightweight, the scales at 2,000 pounds kg) – with the company claiming it’s the lightest 24-foot m), fully-featured travel trailer produced.

The streamlining is further by building the Road Chief enough internal stowage to allow propane tanks, and other gear inside the There’s a front-entry door for storage of long gear the cabin has built-in strong and the Road Chief can carry a of 800 pounds (363 kg). may keep the lines clean, but it raise the question of keeping the from getting banged after carrying bikes and gear.

Like all caravans, when it to the interior, the Road Chief is a bit living in a Swiss Army – involving lots of unfolding and for different tasks. The layout is the as the classic Road Chief, the interior sheathed in aluminum and There’s a full-sized sofa and two that convert into beds.

As you would expect, the is compact, with a SMEG cooktop and a folding glass top for counter space. The sink’s hose extends far enough to outside the caravan. Though no conventional oven, a microwave is as is the 12-volt, marine-grade fridge.

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The dining table is detachable for meals.

In the aft cabin, there are “V” beds that can be made one full-sized bed. These with Libeco Home and a six-inch (15 cm) thick foam mattress. As far as utilities are concerned, a full bathroom with and an exterior door that as an emergency exit.

The caravan comes with an awning can be positioned on either side.

Where the Bowlus Road really shows its 21st cred, however, is in its electrics and In the wardrobe closet there are solar panels and the caravan is with two high-capacity AGM batteries. the Road Chief there are outlets and there’s a built-in too.

Next to the sofa is a station for laptops, tablets and devices.

The Road Chief can be with cellular or Wi-Fi amplifiers, or other devices, and heat from electronics is through a special vent. an 8000 BTU air conditioner keeps the cool – provided you have a generator or handy access to AC

Production of the Bowlus Road is by order only, delivery is to begin after May 1. The list is US$100,000.

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