An ultra-luxury RV maker has released its cheapest travel trailer yet
Ultra-luxury RV travel trailer maker Bowlus has released its most affordable build, the Heritage.
The RV starts at $159,000, a significant price cut compared to Bowlus' most expensive $310,000 Volterra trailer.
The Heritage has additional premium add-ons for owners who want to upgrade the less expensive base model.
Ultra-luxury RV travel trailer maker Bowlus has released its most affordable build yet.
But don't expect a $40,000 RV: the new Bowlus Heritage Edition trailer still starts at $159,000.
Bowlus doesn't shy away from building travel trailers that are as expensive as a down payment on a home.
In 2021, it unveiled the $285,000 Terra Firma, a pet friendly RV with water and air filters, heated floors, and the ability to stay off-grid for up to two weeks.
About 1.5 years later, the company launched its Starlink enabled $310,000 Volterra, which it says is the world's first fully electric travel trailer.
These are undoubtedly sky high prices for RVs.
But now, Bowlus is turning down the price with the newest addition to its RV family.
The Heritage's lower price tag — about $126,000 less than its previous cheapest build — was designed with the option for more premium add-ons.
This allows its future owners to upgrade the base model as they see fit.
Unlike the previous two Bowlus trailers, this new build — which still retains the company's iconic aluminum shape — has a matte finish.
And at 2,900 pounds, it's the company's lightest, making it a good candidate for electric vehicle towing, according to Bowlus.
Inside, the layout of the new 27-foot-long RV is similar to the Terra Firma and Volterra.
The silver and beige-grey interior has a dining and living room that can convert into two twin beds, allowing the trailer to sleep up to four people.
This living room leads into the bedroom.
Here, there's a king bed and en-suite bathroom lined with a sink, shower, and toilet.
There's also a small kitchen on the other end of the trailer where travelers can find typical amenities like a microwave and a refrigerator-freezer.
For those who want to work remotely, the trailer can come with a technology package equipped with Starlink, a cell booster, a backup camera, and tablet mounts.
To power all of these amenities, a two kilowatt-hour battery comes standard in the RV.
This electrical system can then be beefed up with one of two power package add-ons which includes systems like solar panels, an off-grid air conditioning, and a touchscreen power panel.
The highest end package gives the trailer enough power to stay off grid for 1.5 weeks.
This is definitely more limited than the Volterra, which Bowlus says can go off-grid for an indefinite period of time.
But for those who aren't planning to escape civilization forever, the $151,000 price cut on the Heritage versus the Volterra could make it a more reasonable purchase.
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