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#987529 - 05/19/17 12:19 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: Dave McReynolds]
Dave McReynolds Offline
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It will be interesting to see how the Bowlus fares. Airstream is priced higher than comparable other brands (or SOB's, as we Airstreamers call them), and Bowlus is priced higher than a comparable Airstream. It would be as if another sport touring motorcycle, perhaps called the Bolus, came along priced $10,000 higher than a comparable BMW.
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#987533 - 05/19/17 01:01 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: Dave McReynolds]
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Originally Posted By: Dave McReynolds
It will be interesting to see how the Bowlus fares. Airstream is priced higher than comparable other brands (or SOB's, as we Airstreamers call them), and Bowlus is priced higher than a comparable Airstream. It would be as if another sport touring motorcycle, perhaps called the Bolus Motus, came along priced $10,000 higher than a comparable BMW.


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#987535 - 05/19/17 01:26 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Originally Posted By: John Ranalletta
The Bowlus looks like a worthy competitor to the Airstream

http://www.bowlusroadchief.com/ontheroad.html


"Looks" being the operative word

$137,000
Base Weight 2,300 lbs
GVWR 3,000 lbs


Man - I guess $200 a night hotel rooms don't seem as luxurious to some as they do to me, but that's a LOT of nights at $200 a night... and you don't have to tow anything. Hmmm...
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#987542 - 05/19/17 02:40 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: szurszewski]
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I've had my fill of motels, luxurious, cheap, or otherwise. When traveling on interstates I stay usually at one of the big truck stops, most encourage overnight RV parking. RVing tho is more about getting away from that world and where you can get to.



I picked up a '69 Tradewind 24 "barn find" like this one awhile back, unrestored but original in and out and completely functional. Just needs some sprucing up here and there and interior clean-up. For a wee fraction of what that Bowlus costs : ) The 50's and 60's Airstream are becoming increasingly more desirable (and valuable) because they're so light and easy to tow.



The Bowlus is cool though and has some innovative features, the cassette toilet, in/out shower, fits in some garages, and center front door for a more efficient interior layout. It'll have a limited (and possibly viable) market at the stratosphere price though.
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#987548 - 05/19/17 04:38 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: Dave McReynolds]
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Wait! Is that the "camper" we passed on the offer to stay in?

If so: $hit. frown
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#987551 - 05/19/17 06:32 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: szurszewski]
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No, it's not quite ready for prime time, maybe next time thru though : )
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#987557 - 05/19/17 07:26 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: roadscholar]
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Originally Posted By: roadscholar
No, it's not quite ready for prime time, maybe next time thru though : )


We'll definitely be wanting to check that out. And in the meantime, I should say Molly's house was acceptable as a subsitute wink
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#987559 - 05/19/17 08:28 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: szurszewski]
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Yes, there's always that, it'll do : )

Careful what you wish for, it's not quite like the one above.. Here's the old girl at the moment, planning on at least shampoo the carpet if not new flooring entirely (paging RichardD). New upholstery, maybe curtains, repair a couple cabinet doors, some trim redo and a little elbow grease. After the inside should be able to decide how far to go with the outside (to polish or not to polish). Main thing is it tows great, is solid, all there, and the A/C works, thank goodness : )







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#987561 - 05/19/17 08:57 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: roadscholar]
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Now that looks like an Awesome Adventure Bike Outpost to me! wink thumbsup

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#987562 - 05/19/17 09:53 PM Re: Airstream trailer? [Re: TEWKS]
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Thanks Pat, that is the end goal. It's more maneuverable and way lighter than the 30 footer. Oughta work great long as you don't have to accommodate a posse : )

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