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Old 06-13-2017, 06:25 PM   #2281
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Hey they have flowers, why so angry?
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:31 PM   #2282
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The park ranger drives by every evening at 8. He knows it is there.
I don't think it really matters anyway. Nobody in their right mind would take the spot next to them.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:20 PM   #2283
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Bowlus Road Chief

At the Pismo Coast Village 2017 Vintage Trailer Rally, there was a 1930's Bowlus Road Chief in attendance. I did not know the history of these trailers, but the owner was happy to share. The Bowlus was the first riveted aluminum travel trailer, designed by Hawley Bowlus, who had previously worked for Ryan Aircraft and helped design and build the Spirit of St. Louis. Bowlus built about 80 of these trailers before going bankrupt during the depression. One of his salesman was Wally Byam who bought the remaining trailers at the bankruptcy sale, sold them, then founded his own trailer manufacturing company - Airstream.

If you haven't been to a vintage trailer rally, I encourage you to visit one. Lots of fun and the history of the RV industry on display is amazing.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:09 PM   #2284
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:53 PM   #2285
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Although I understand that position, the quality issues that have plagued Dodge in the past and present would be right up there. Fiat isn't really known for their high quality either.

Still though, even if it was top notch, I would never be able to get past the hideous looks.

It is a shame though, I hear great things about the Cummins & Aisin combo.
Hideous looks???

Hardly!!!
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:20 PM   #2286
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I couldn't agree more. It is like their entire design team is the "c" team from billy-bob school.

And don't even get me started on those mirrors.

I'm not sure what is more embarrassing, the trucks or the owners that are proud of them.

Most people who don't like the dodge trucks are usually the ones who can't afford one
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How can you not afford a Dodge truck?????

Most of those owners can't even afford to opt for the high dollar option.............the muffler.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:29 PM   #2288
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This will not end well. LOL...
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:42 PM   #2290
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Nah. They're all good trucks these days.

Just a bunch of funnin'.........
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:48 PM   #2291
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... and now.............................. back to Things you see in an RV Park.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:52 PM   #2292
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How can you not afford a Dodge truck?????

Most of those owners can't even afford to opt for the high dollar option.............the muffler.
lol true, 5in straight off the turbo works great.

plus those mirrors the op is talking about shore is handy when i got the 5er hooked up
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:53 PM   #2293
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At the Pismo Coast Village 2017 Vintage Trailer Rally, there was a 1930's Bowlus Road Chief in attendance. I did not know the history of these trailers, but the owner was happy to share. The Bowlus was the first riveted aluminum travel trailer, designed by Hawley Bowlus, who had previously worked for Ryan Aircraft and helped design and build the Spirit of St. Louis. Bowlus built about 80 of these trailers before going bankrupt during the depression. One of his salesman was Wally Byam who bought the remaining trailers at the bankruptcy sale, sold them, then founded his own trailer manufacturing company - Airstream.

If you haven't been to a vintage trailer rally, I encourage you to visit one. Lots of fun and the history of the RV industry on display is amazing.

what would something like that be worth to restore?
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:21 PM   #2294
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what would something like that be worth to restore?
The owner told me that there were not many of the original 80 Road Chiefs left, but a fully restored one had recently sold at an auction for about $135,000.
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Most people who don't like the dodge trucks are usually the ones who can't afford one


Two years ago when I was shopping for a new truck, the bullwinkle Fiats were the least expensive.
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bullwinkle Fiats
Never heard that one, but gotta' say that it caused a chuckle here.

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How can you not afford a Dodge truck?????

Most of those owners can't even afford to opt for the high dollar option.............the muffler.
Now that is funny!

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I guess some folks just don't like the mass produced units so they go with a custom unit.
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I guess some folks just don't like the mass produced units so they go with a custom unit.
Not even enough room in there for me to change my mind!
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Not even enough room in there for me to change my mind!
We met a couple in an RV park a few years back that were snowbirding in a Scamp trailer. You really have to get along with your partner to be able to do that.
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