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.
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.