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Old 04-04-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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It's Not Fiberglass, But

I just saw my first Bowlus "Endless Highways" trailer, a $185,000.00 aluminum single axle trailer with a front facing entrance door:



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Old 04-04-2019, 04:15 PM   #2
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Did they explain that hitch wheel set up?
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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Did they explain that hitch wheel set up?
Nope! I'm still in shock from the price...
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:29 PM   #4
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I have long admired this one. The galley and living quarters are reminiscent of an old-fashioned railway car, and the sleeping quarters yacht-like. More practical than either, though not by much.

It has some unusual and high-end mechanicals, as I recall, so it’s not all show.

Way cool! Where did you run into it, Jon?
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For all that, it has a hand-cranked jack.
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Looks like an old time jersey diner
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:08 AM   #7
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Hand crank jack and $10 plastic step. Hmmm. Nice concept but seems to be missing a beat. Probably to maintain “purity of design.” Or something....
But neat trailer.
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I have long admired this one. The galley and living quarters are reminiscent of an old-fashioned railway car, and the sleeping quarters yacht-like. More practical than either, though not by much.

It has some unusual and high-end mechanicals, as I recall, so it’s not all show.

Way cool! Where did you run into it, Jon?
He posted this on his blog, and it's at Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill TN, 5 minutes from my house. I think I'll go see it this weekend
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:15 PM   #9
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Interesting trailer, though I would have guessed about half of the actual price.
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Outside it looks like an upside down boat. Inside like the officer's quarters of a small submarine. Their "aircraft style riveting" is NOT. the heads are fat and stick out instead of being flush. It could be about 6" wider for a roomier center aisle…
Where are the batteries and LP tanks? Outside cargo door?
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Saw one of those recently at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Only there for a night. Highly polished aluminum.
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Did they get told what the real insulation was?

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Nope! I'm still in shock from the price...
Reading the Bowlus web site, they say that there is a layer of insulation between two sheets of thicker aircraft aluminum as opposed to the thinner aluminum used in Airstreams. They do not say what the insulation is or what its R-Value is. Given that the inner and outer sheets are aluminum and that is a wonderfully CONDUCTIVE metal, I would love to know what it is and whether it actually works. In the meantime, what we thought were overpriced Oliver and Bigfoot trailers are beginning to look like BUDGET trailers by comparison. Thank you for sharing the information and the price.

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That is a truly aerodynamic shape.
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Designed and built for those for whom the best "might" be good enough...

I'm glad our taste doesn't run to it, though the "shotgun" layout is nice--in its way.
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