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Topic: Not really Backpacking Gear but....., you have to admire the design!< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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http://www.bowlusroadchief.com/

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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 28 2014, 7:04 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

looks like the old Airstream Trailer.
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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 28 2014, 7:25 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Actually, Airstreams are based on the original Bowlus Road Chief.

http://www.bowlusroadchief.com/about-bowlus/the-inspiration-of-bowlus/


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Funny, as the second link was posted I was reading that page :
"The story of today’s Bowlus Road Chief begins in 1934, when a pilot, sailplane enthusiast, and aircraft designer named Hawley Bowlus set out to create the ultimate travel trailer using the same principles he used to build his world record-holding aircraft. Only a few years earlier, Bowlus built the “Spirit of St. Louis”, the airplane Charles Lindbergh used to cross the Atlantic Ocean non-stop for the first time.

Owing to the Great Depression, only about eighty of these magnificent travel machines were made before Hawley Bowlus shut the doors and resumed work on aircraft. Another entrepreneur, Wally Byam, soon adopted the basic design and began producing similar trailers in 1936, under the Airstream name. In the decades that followed, the Bowlus brand and the original design were virtually forgotten except by a handful of devoted collectors"

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100,000 $$$....HOLY #%&#
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You can put an aluminum shell on anything:

http://tinyurl.com/kxmvbfv


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http://tinyurl.com/kxmvbfv



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Wasn't a plane like that used in the opening sequence of a Bond movie?

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Doubt it.  It was built in 2010.

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Here's the plane I was thinking about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede_BD-5


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I can just see those little jets blasting through the skies, shoot "pew pew pew"!

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(dayhiker9 @ May 02 2014, 11:10 pm)
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http://tinyurl.com/kxmvbfv

Day hiker, I hate you so much

You just added a toy to the list

Jerk!

(btw, thanks  :D)
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