After 80 Years, the Bowlus Trailer Rides Again

In the 1930s aeronautical engineer Hawley Bowlus created the first aluminum-skinned travel trailer. Now a retired couple have made it their mission to bring back these gleaming masterpieces. WSJ’s Dan Neil takes a tour.

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  1. Well it's about time. I love campers and teardrops, but each year they get uglier and uglier. The bowlus was ahead of it's time and I am so glad a vintage piece of history is making a comeback.

  2. batteries for 2 weeks boon docking but only 4 gallons of black water storage. Which means for 3 people about one day before they have to go back to civilization. Someone with an IQ <30 designed this POC. Also the front door and window are going to be destroyed by rocks from the road in about 2 weeks of towing. Plus it will start to leak if driven on anythin g but smooth roads. About 300% overpriced.

  3. OH YEAH BEAUTIFUL. IF BIDEN AND THE DESPICABLE DEMORATS GET THERE WAY HOPEFULLY THEYLL MAKE SURE A 100 PLUS THOUSAND DOLLAR ELECTRIC VEHICLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HAUL YOUR 100,000TRAILER. OH YES. DO T FORGET CHARGING THE BATTERIES. GOO D. L U C K !!!! OR VOTE THESE ASX BAGS OUT OF OFFICE. EFORE THIS COUNTRY TO TOTALLY DESTROYED

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