It’s What’s Inside That Counts

At Bowlus, we believe that what’s inside the walls of an RV matters. Even though they’re hidden from view, the quality of the materials used to build your RV can really impact your camping experience. Here’s how. First, let’s talk about the frame because after all, it’s the foundation upon which everything else is built.…

When is One Axle Better Than Two?

Heavier is not always better. This is particularly true when it comes to the number of axles on your RV. Don’t be fooled – many die-hards will tell you that having two or three axles makes the RV safer, but that’s simply not the case. Single-axle RVs are just as safe and easier to tow,…

Why Do All RVs Look Alike?

If you walk through a campground or an RV dealer’s lot, there’s one thing you’ll quickly notice: all the RVs look pretty much the same. Sure, some brands have a little design flourish or swoosh of color here and there, but whether it’s a travel trailer, fifth wheel, or even a motorhome, most RVs look…

I’m Nervous to Pull a Travel Trailer

If you’ve never towed a travel trailer and the thought of doing so makes you nervous, you’re not alone. It’s a perfectly natural response. But here’s some good news. Ninety percent of our owners had no towing experience prior to purchasing a Bowlus, and they quickly discovered that heading out into the wilderness or a…

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Is It True That RVs Aren’t Inspected at the Manufacturer?

Quality control is a hot topic in the RV industry these days. The sad state of affairs is that when the big manufacturers deliver their mass-produced travel trailers, 5th wheels, and motorhomes to the RV dealer, they’re not 100% customer-ready. Often, they’re far from it. That’s why they pay to have the dealer’s technicians perform…

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Why Does Tighter Rivet Spacing Matter?

It’s so easy to get caught up in the beauty of a perfect rivet line that you forget that precise spacing also has an essential purpose. At Bowlus, we place each of the 5,000 high-quality rivets used to build our luxury RVs in exact precision. Why do we go to such extraordinary lengths and pay…

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Does Bowlus Still Offer Bespoke Interiors? We Do!

Interior design is just one of the many things Bowlus luxury RVs are known for. For example, every Bowlus Volterra and Terra Firma has real birch wood on the walls and ceiling, as well as stainless steel countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. The hotel-style bathroom also features teak seating and flooring in the shower.…

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Why Would You Want a Lighter RV?

With a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of just 4,000 pounds for the Bowlus Volterra and Terra Firma models and 3,500 pounds for the Rivet, Bowlus are downright lightweight when compared to other travel trailers of comparable length. Why do we design our luxury RVs to be so light? Because we know that lightweight travel…

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What Does “Fit and Finish” Really Mean?

High-quality fit and finish. You know it when you see it, but what does it really mean? The term “fit and finish” describes how well the components of something go together. The fit and finish of luxury automobiles, fine furniture, and every Bowlus RV is obvious. Seams align, lines are straight, and the stitching is…