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    "A List" Customer The Reno Kid's Avatar
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    The RV of My Dreams




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    I came across this beauty while searching for something completely unrelated this morning:
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    Bowlus Road Chief

    It's an updated version of the trailer designed and sold in the mid '30s by aircraft designer Hawley Bowlus, who designed and built--among other things--Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis. A company in southern Nevada is building them. I am seriously in lust. Now I just have to find an uncle or somebody with $100K they don't need. Yes, it's wildly expensive but you can't deny it would look very nice trailing along behind a '36 Buick.

    I have absolutely no connection with the company. But if anyone wants to look at more, here's their website : http://www.bowlusroadchief.com/
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    Wow! Shiny!!!!!!
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    Very pretty, but I believe a nightmare rather than a dream.
    My experiences , too many to count ,with a single axle is that they don't track well and are a PITA every time a tractor trailer passes.
    Consider an Airstream instead, you would get more of your money back when you trade up.
    Easiest RV to sell is an Airstream
    They have a cult following.
    Loved the 32 foot Innsbruck front kitchen that I used to have.
    No one who has not towed, ever believes me , but longer is easier.
    Richard

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    Not an RV as such, in the UK we call this type of trailer a caravan. Mine is actually quite modern, but with a few attachments and an art-deco paint job it certainly looks the part. Looks great behind the MG.

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    Those seriously big RV's have never appealed to me, I saw one like this at a vintage weekend recently.

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    Whilst the specification on it was out of this world, the price, at a cool three quarters of a million, that's pounds not dollars, just didn't justify the price, for the amount of times it would get used. Is it worth it? Personally, if I had that sort of money I would stay in a hotel. At least I wouldn't have to empty the sluice bucket there.
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    [QUOTE
    No one who has not towed, ever believes me , but longer is easier.
    Richard[/QUOTE]

    Especially backing up!

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    My own RV desires are much more modest. For some reason my wife and I are both enamored with teardrop trailers. This particular model is made within forty minutes of my home (traffic willing, of course) and comes with an amazing variety of options. Again, I have no connection, etc., etc. But once the Mrs. retires, this is what we have in mind. Costs a lot less than $100K, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsarge View Post
    My own RV desires are much more modest. For some reason my wife and I are both enamored with teardrop trailers. This particular model is made within forty minutes of my home (traffic willing, of course) and comes with an amazing variety of options. Again, I have no connection, etc., etc. But once the Mrs. retires, this is what we have in mind. Costs a lot less than $100K, too.
    Here you go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHT View Post
    Not an RV as such, in the UK we call this type of trailer a caravan. Mine is actually quite modern, but with a few attachments and an art-deco paint job it certainly looks the part. Looks great behind the MG.

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    Those seriously big RV's have never appealed to me, I saw one like this at a vintage weekend recently.

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    Whilst the specification on it was out of this world, the price, at a cool three quarters of a million, that's pounds not dollars, just didn't justify the price, for the amount of times it would get used. Is it worth it? Personally, if I had that sort of money I would stay in a hotel. At least I wouldn't have to empty the sluice bucket there.
    We also call them trailer campers. RVs are the self propelled version.
    Four wheels move your Body, Two wheels move your Soul.

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    My ideal camper would be the Citreon although I would love to bum around Cornwall for a summer in a VW.

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    Caravan wise I like the teardrop shape that seem quite trendy these days.

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    Although I did see this a show once, a Woolley brothers caravan

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    I prefer Canvas for the time being but I see the appeal for me one day.
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    Charles Godfrey, Esq.

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    That Citroen looks like it was made in someone's back shed out of leftover galvanized roofing.

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