Behind the sleek aluminium shell of this vintage-style trailer lies a compact home with enough juice to go off-grid for a week at a time.
The retro-futuristic Heritage trailer harks back to Bowlus’s revolutionary first trailer – a similarly riveted metal model designed by engineer and aircraft builder Hawley Bowlus. The company claims it was the first aluminium trailer produced and that Airstream would go on to try and duplicate their work.
This model is aimed at travellers who want to go off-grid and includes a lithium-ion phosphate power system that can stand up to an entire weekend of heavy-duty usage – or a week for more economical users. And at 3,500 lbs, Bowlus says the trailer is lightweight enough for most SUVs or EVs to tow.
Tucked inside the bullet-shaped body of the Heritage is a sleek kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, which can all be partitioned off from one another.
The Bowlus Heritage trailer starts from $159,000, with customisable add-ons available. These include a matt black wrap instead of its shiny ‘bullet’ exterior, plus bespoke finishes and upgraded mattresses. While this is still a considerable sum for a trailer, it is Bowlus’ lowest-priced model since the original Road Chief redux launched ten years ago.