$100,000 Bowlus Road Chief – Sleeker than an Airstream

Bowlus Road Chief is on the road again. Since vintage is in, this classic American trailer, adapted to the demands of our time will certainly turn many heads when show on the road. New spectacular Bowlus Road Chief was created as combination of aerodynamic engineering with Art-Moderne style. This truly mobile metal sculpture, equipped with all modern amenities, including solar panels, charging stations, Libeco bedding, Chilewich flooring and Wi-Fi, will cost you $100,000. First deliveries are scheduled to begin after May 1, 2013.

2013 Bowlus Road Chief
2013 Bowlus Road Chief

The first Road Chief dated back in the 1930s, when an aircraft designer named William Hawley Bowlus has started building a feather-light 1,200 pounds, lozenge-shaped trailer. But only 80 were produced before World War II shut down the camper business in this country. Half of the Bowlus production run from the 1930s is still known to exist and many of those are still on the road. One of those Road Chief’s is currently in the possession of John Long, a technology entrepreneur and a design connoisseur who has revived the original Bowlus’ trailer and make it sleeker than anAirstream.

The new Road Chief boasts an interior that is as warm as it is clever. The Zen-like stateroom’s beds easily reconfigures from “twins” to almost a “king.” Other highlights include an efficient cook’s kitchen, and an expandable full bathroom complete with shower. The Road Chief also features state-of-the-art electronics with charging and storage options that will help keep you exactly as plugged in as you wish to be.

Each 2013 Bowlus Road Chief is expertly hand-built, customized to order, and named by the owner. Because of this high level of craftsmanship, production of the trailer is limited and available only by prior reservation.

2013 Bowlus Road Chief
The $100,000 Bowlus Road Chief is a classic American travel trailer that looks like a rolling art
2013 Bowlus Road Chief
The Bowlus Road Chiefs boasts stateroom’s V-beds, an efficient SMEG kitchen, full bathroom complete with shower, smart electronics and multiple storage options

2013 Bowlus Road Chief
Inspired by timeless American style, the Bowlus Road Chief is expertly handcrafted from honest materials for a lifetime of adventures

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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  1. All this looks really familiar.
    I traveled from Long Beach to Philadelphia with our Road Chief in October 1936 pulled by a brand new Chrysler 6, 84 horse power 5 passenger 1936 Chrysler with Grandpa and Grandma and my Mother and remember every detail. It was great. Bowlus had built the Spirit of Saint Louis a few hears before. We visited him many times in San Fernando up until the time of the war. He built sailplanes at that time. I am the lone surviver of that trip.

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