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What Does “Fit and Finish” Really Mean?

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 flawless. Things look and feel better than they do in lesser, often cheaper models, because they are. Simply put, things with a better fit and finish are inherently better made.
Consider how tightly the door of an RV closes. This is a perfect way to determine how much care the manufacturer takes – or doesn’t take – when it comes to fit. It’s a sad fact that the RV industry standard is to fill gaps with sealant, rather than ensuring the door fits correctly. But that’s not what we do at Bowlus. We take pride in exceeding RV industry fit and finish standards. If you want proof, just look at the exterior of a Bowlus. Notice how the panels and rivets line up perfectly, both horizontally and vertically.
Then, examine our windows, which are a work of art. The first thing you’ll see is that they’re made from polycarbonate, so they are both lightweight and sturdy. Next, you’ll notice that the windows are curved. We designed them to precisely fit the iconic curves of our luxury travel trailers.
The superior fit and finish of a Bowlus really shines when you step inside. Here, the first thing you might notice is the wood paneling. Each piece of birchwood is selected with care to achieve a consistent look in terms of grain and color, just like a carpenter would do when crafting a fine piece of furniture. Then, take a close look at how the spacing of each screw in the bedroom is stunningly installed. The result is a visual that is so precise you can concentrate on dreamland instead of wondering, “Why the heck is that screw placed there?” as you fall asleep. Another good reason you can count on a great sleep in your Bowlus.