A Lavish Encounter with a Bowlus Volterra Luxury Travel Trailer

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We turned the corner and it was there.Behold, Bowlus Volterra of all sophistication and glory beckoned we, us, for an overnight stay. I tried to act like it was normal to stay in a $310,000 luxury travel trailer. completely normal. We excused ourselves to go buy lottery tickets right away, and promised that if we won the jackpot, the first thing we’d buy was Bowlus Volterra.

The Bowlus Road Chief Volterra Travel Trailer is all electric and combines retro looks with cutting edge technology. It features an induction cooker, Starlink high-speed satellite internet, hot water heating system, AeroSolar setup, 17 kWh lithium battery, 3,000 W inverter, wireless surveillance, backup cameras and more.

Unlike Airstream and other travel trailers, Bowlus has a front door. literally. The aluminum doors are amazing in their own right, with house-like doorknobs, and are on the front of the trailer instead of the sides. The tongue therefore acts as a pouch area. Very attractive.

A standard travel trailer literally resembles a box on wheels, but the Bowlus lacks sharp, vertical edges to simplify construction. Smooth and curvy in all the right places, like a deliberately designed airplane fuselage. Considering that the original designer, Holly Bowles, had a hand in building the infamous “Spirit of St. Louis” aircraft, this is fitting. Like the shape of a falling raindrop, the bowl exudes aerodynamics. You can’t help but marvel at the sleek, futuristic retro shape of the original aluminum riveted travel trailer. (Yes, it’s a bit older than the Airstream.) Speaking of rivets, Bowlus’ aircraft-grade aluminum shell has over 5,000 of his rivets.

As the outside suggests, the inside is just like being on an airplane, with no overhead bins. Combined with the tiny vents in the ceiling every few feet, it’s reminiscent of a submarine (because most of us aren’t really familiar with submarine interiors, if based on our experience at Disneyland). It feels like you are in a round tube anyway. From the inside, it’s easy to see that all elements must maintain this roundness. For example, glass and wood panels share curvature. Even the least artistically savvy person can swear that curves are harder to work with than straight lines.

The tapered rear in shape and appearance feels like you’re in a luxury upside-down canoe. But you’re more satisfied than desperately treading water and mustering the courage to get off a beautifully sculpted canoe.

Your head is on the wide end and your feet are on the narrow end. In other words, toss and turn after getting into bed. You can snuggle up against the curved wall, which is unusual for sleeping. For your information, standard rectangular mattresses are not suitable for this rather triangular setup with multiple mattresses combined. This setup must be a pita when applying sheets. Again, the whole thing is curved rather than square. (The interior doors are square, however, because there is plenty of built-in clearance at the top, which is standard practice for travel trailers.)

The (open) bathroom door spans the hall and doubles as the bedroom door, creating a true closed bedroom experience that blocks distractions at night. Opening the shower door opposite the bathroom door creates an enclosed bathroom, shower and sink between the bedroom and living quarters. The bathroom, complete with a portable toilet with your feet hanging down the hallway, is perhaps the most overwhelming aspect of Bowlus. A clapper feels like it enhances the experience. The shower across from the toilet has a teak chair and floor. There are two wardrobes (to reduce fighting) with bars for hanging clothes.

The living quarters and kitchen area are combined and occupy a large part of the interior. It has a sofa on one side, a table on the other, and cool soft-close drawers underneath both. His two overhead skylights and large side windows make the interior feel connected to nature, and the natural light takes away any claustrophobic feeling. The kitchen at the front has an induction cooker and refrigerator on one side and a microwave and small sink on the other. Of course, it’s not the most spacious kitchen, but it feels and looks different than other travel trailer kitchens.

A double drawback to its aerodynamics is its weight. At 3,250 pounds, his single-axle bowls can tow just about anything. (I have not verified this weight or its actual weight when loaded, but the reported numbers are low.) It may be hard to see in the photo, but the bolus is relatively narrow, allowing the torso to move backwards when towing. It doesn’t block your view completely. If you’ve ever towed a wide, tall box, you know what it’s like not to see what’s hanging off the side of the front of your trailer.

Full disclosure: I didn’t actually take Bowles into the wild on a camping trip. But after spending a few hours breezy in that plush belly, truly recreating in Bowles is like putting on a snow-white wedding dress in the muddy outback and hoping it’s spotless. I could imagine it being something… it doesn’t happen. To some extent, it will smudge, so the notion of perfection must be overcome. If you use it at all, and definitely bring your dog, Bowlus encourages it, but I honestly can’t guess.

For example, drips from washing your hands will leave water droplets on aluminum and stainless steel surfaces. Dirty hands leave dirt.As with tight quarters, you should move slowly and carefully to avoid scratching the walls and floors with swinging bags or swinging body parts. By the way, tripping and falling is bad for bowls and bodies), minimal packing (no excess storage, especially given the lack of overhead storage), and generous respect (just like in the real world). as if there is TRUE fancy house). After drinking a glass of red wine, it might be nice to go outside.

When it comes to aluminum shells, don’t park under sap trees. Bolas gives its owners step-by-step instructions on how to make Bolas dazzling, but as we see, if you can afford Bolas Volterra, have someone polish it on a regular basis. (and his 5,000 rivets on them).

Alone in the cool of the morning staring at Bowles’ interior, I tried to figure out who would buy this, if it would be practical, if it would be worth it, if it would actually go camping, and so on. Then something came to my mind that completely satisfied all my contemplation. (To my credit, I thought about it before I saw the exact same wording on his website at Bowlus.) This was a work of art. to do. From the etched placards to La He Cumbre interior color his palette, Bowlus is made to look.

So the specific logistics of how you use it don’t matter and there is no right or wrong answer. Like all fine art, there is room for interpretation and creativity, room for bending the rules and strict adherence. Every owner has their own personal way of relating to Bowles and all ways are acceptable. One owner might see an adventure travel trailer suitable for traveling the country and doing a little bit here and there. may be considered to be

Bowles didn’t tell us how many trailers it sold, but like any premium product, it should be a relatively low number. You will never find it on the lot. we certainly never have. Probably the only experience is online.

Interestingly, many Bolas owners have never seen the real thing and purchased it invisibly. Handcrafted to order, the process of sifting through 56 million interior color and material combinations is directly between Bowlus and the owner. Owners pay for artistic craftsmanship and the experience of bringing their creations to life. It’s a tight budget trip, but the moment I experienced it, in just one night, I felt: That Man.And I promise I was That Man, whether I actually hit the jackpot.

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