Looking for a travel trailer with 21st-century tech in a ’30s-era package? The Bowlus Terra Firma has its eyes on style and performance.
For most people, a road trip or camping getaway is about being out in nature and enjoying the simple things. Many of us are happy to sleep in a tent next to a creek after sitting around a fire, have a drink or two, and share stories with friends.
These trips cost a tank of gas and a couple of bucks at the grocery store for a few nights’ worth of beans and hot dogs.
But the folks at Bowlus have a different idea of getting away. Specifically, the brand offers a travel trailer setup for those who can spend on an excursion what most people would shell out for a house.
This week, Bowlus released its latest limited-edition lightweight aluminum tow-behind: the luxury Terra Firma. Brace yourself — the price for this unique recreational vehicle starts at $265,000. And the brand is accepting orders for 2022.
Bowlus Terra Firma: Retro Luxury Travel Trailer
The party piece of this luxury trailer is its 8kWh lithium-powered battery pack. Bowlus claims it will last up to 2 weeks off the grid without recharging.
And the brand says its power management system easily allows owners to remotely monitor and adjust the power settings of features — like heated floors and ambient temperature — from an app on their smartphones.
The lightweight aluminum design — 3,200 pounds (towable by some cars) — is made possible by 80 high-strength aluminum panels fastened together by more than 5,000 aircraft-grade rivets. And Bowlus notes that its team “spends more than 100 hours polishing the exterior so the shell can get its iconic, mirror-bright reflection.”
Based on the success of its previous models, Bowlus included two skylights in the main cabin and an outdoor-ready kitchen setup. Electric and propane outlets can also provide an emergency micro-charge (about 16 miles) to your electric vehicle.
And Bowlus even emblemizes customers’ preferred names on the fender skirt before delivery.
21st-Century Tech, Pet-Friendly
This limited-edition Terra Firma has plenty of fresh technological features to allow owners to set up and drive down the road safely. A 60-second hitch and a smart brake-controller come standard.
As for life in a socially distanced pandemic, the Terra Firma addresses that as well. This luxury trailer comes with HEPA air filters, UVC lighting, and a freshwater filtration system.
Bowlus created 56 million different interior design combinations for everyone’s personalized style.
The brand even tossed in a few style combinations for man’s best friends to stay as comfortable as their owners. Slide-out, temperature-controlled feeding dishes and a personalized bed let owners know their pets feel comfortable while they enjoy the outdoors.
All Bowlus models include a “hotel-style” bathroom and spacious bedroom. The bed also converts from two twin beds into a king, for all sleeping situations.
Bowlus Travel Trailer
- Length: 25′ 9″
- Width: 80″
- Exterior height: 8′ 6″
- Interior height: 6′ 4″
- Sleeps and dines: 4
- Hitch weight: 300 lbs.
- Base weight: 3,200 lbs. (GVWR 4,000 lbs.)
- MSRP: Starts at $265,000
Learn more — and if you’re feeling frisky, reserve your own — on Bowlus’ website.