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Old 04-17-2019, 04:52 PM   #21
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For the stingier among us there's the Bowlus Road Chief – On The Road: $137,000 (can be financed as low $693/month).

https://bowlusroadchief.com/on-the-road/

Sleeps 4 but dines 2? I guess you have to eat in shifts.

To each their own, but for that kind of money I would expect it to come with a tow vehicle and a companion.

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You have to be careful about expectations of a human companion included in a transaction because they often end up costing a great deal of money and work within a short period of time. So maybe just ask them to include a little dog that does not eat much as part of the deal.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:15 PM   #22
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You have to be careful about expectations of a human companion included in a transaction because they often end up costing a great deal of money and work within a short period of time. So maybe just ask them to include a little dog that does not eat much as part of the deal.
LOL!!!!

I already have a little dog, and she's a keeper (even though I spent $345 on her at the vet today). I used the word companion as a substitute for a more descriptive term because this is a family forum. Maybe I should have said: "paid companion and a maid".

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Old 04-17-2019, 06:32 PM   #23
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I met the company owners in Scottsdale this winter and toured a 24' On The Road Edition.

Build quality, materials, and the thoughtfulness of design are exceptional.

The floor plan is not for everyone....but it is quite functional.

The front wheel on the hitch jack is wide and is more commonly seen on European trailers. On smoother ground you can actually move the trailer around by hand.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:32 PM   #24
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I just saw my first Bowlus "Endless Highways" trailer, a $185,000.00 aluminum single axle trailer with a front facing entrance door:
I think the boss at Bowlus had the crew put the coach on the frame backwards and nobody would speak up and tell him it was wrong.

Seriously, what question is this in answer to?

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:49 AM   #25
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For aerodynamics, its right.

The original 1934 Bowlus Road Chjef was a uniquely lightweight, efficient, and beautiful design. This remake is a refreshing alternative to all the white boxes on wheels out there. Like the original, it has the potential to last a long, long time and retain value over the long term.

Not unlike molded fiberglass.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:49 AM   #26
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Unless it hails.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:19 AM   #27
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Thats what insurance is for, Steve.

Yes, hail is a particular issue with aluminum-skinned trailers. It is generally repairable, though not inexpensive. Ive also seen hail cause flaking/pitting of the gelcoat on fiberglass, so were not immune.

The reality is a falling tree branch could total a $70K Oliver or my little Scamp in a moment. Although fiberglass is also repairable, such events are often written off as a total loss by insurance companies. Every build type has its unique vulnerabilities, and were all vulnerable on the highway, the most dangerous place of all.

Life is a series of calculated risks.
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