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5 of Our Favorite Outdoor Activities with Road Chief

There’s nothing a Road Chief loves more than being your guide to all the action. Lightweight, agile and aerodynamic, think of the Road Chief as a world-class athlete who cruises out of the blocks, leading the way in best off grid performance and supporting you in any adventure you can imagine. No matter what your next excursion is, our RV’s unique features and capabilities make it the ideal companion. Below are five of our favorite outdoor activities to explore with the Road Chief. What are yours?   

Golf

RV travel meet golf pro. Yes, it’s a for-real niche. You know who you are. If RV life and fairways sound like a perfect combination to you, check out rvgolfclub.com. Members gain exclusive access to properties throughout North America, and the number of destinations is growing yearly. The club is a wonderful alternative to RV parks. Quiet nights are followed by a sunrise view of the green, all for a low annual fee. The club has also introduced a handful of RV resorts to their collection for those seeking hook-ups. 

Since the Road Chief is the world’s best off gridding RV, spending a night on a golf course is better than par for the course. Want 10% off the price of membership? Just tell them that Bowlus Road Chief sent you. 

Mountain Biking 

Any avid mountain biker knows what a beautiful country we live in. If you’re the kind of person that loves off-grid races, the Road Chief is a perfect companion. Whether you’re shredding the Sawtooth Mountains or competing in Leadville, the Road Chief’s lithium battery-powered system allows you to stay as close as possible to the trails. With our new 26’ travel trailer you can even enjoy a continuous hot water shower post-ride! And the internal lashing system means your bikes can be safely stored inside your Road Chief with total security while you move to your next challenge. 

Fishing

Where there’s good fishing, you’ll often find beautiful camping. And wherever there’s camping, there’s always room for a Road Chief. So, snag your tackle box, crack open a cold one and catch a King salmon straight from Lake Ontario. Grill it up for dinner only minutes after catching it in the Road Chief’s full kitchen. Now that’s our idea of “fresh-caught.” Or if you’re a catch and release fan, no worries—your Road Chief’s pre-stocked pantry will ensure you don’t go hungry.

Surfing 

Camping on the beach? Yes please. Especially for those interested in exploring the Californian coast, there are ample opportunities for beachside (and even ocean-side) camping. From San Diego’s Silver Strand to Humboldt’s Gold Bluff, there is no shortage of beach bum adventures. The Road Chief’s unique heating system takes the chill off of cold nights while solar panels recharge the system during the day, thanks to that eternal Californian sunshine.

Climbing 

The Road Chief’s off grid capabilities make it a particularly good fit for climbers. Given that some of the country’s most coveted climbing destinations aren’t close to hook-ups, a Road Chief can be the difference between spending an afternoon climbing a couple of routes at the City of Rocks and spending a week scaling every wall in the National Reserve Idaho.

With its revolutionary battery, charging stations for devices, heated floors, spacious floorplan and incredible off-grid capabilities, the Road Chief holds the promise of endless adventure. You seek spontaneity? New limits? Discovery on a wide-open road? It’s all within reach when you have a Bowlus Road Chief.

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Three Magic Words: Endless Hot Water.

Wow! The new 26’ Road Chief has endless hot water!

Wait, what does that mean?

It means your hot showers are as endless as whatever source of water you have access to, be it a hookup at a site or the travel trailer’s own water tank.

Our nifty new system uses Swedish technology to heat up water in the Road Chief. It’s composed of two parts: the supplemental heat exchanger and a boiler.

It all begins when you make a selection on the Road Chief’s control panel. Because the heating and water systems are closely intertwined, it’s important to designate where the hot water needs to be channeled to. Say you want to take a hot shower; just hit the shower switch on the control panel.

At that point, the heat exchanger borrows antifreeze from the boiler in order the heat the cold water (either what you have stored in the travel trailer’s tank or what you’re hooked into) to a lukewarm temperature. Once the water loses its chill, it’s pumped into the boiler, where it is further heated using propane and/or 120-volt electricity.

Inside the boiler is a propane flame that works to heat a tank of antifreeze and surrounding water to a very hot 185°—much too hot for a shower unless you’re Daenerys, Mother of Dragons. In a final stage, the water makes its way to the mixer valve where it’s diluted with cold water to 110°. The result? A long, enjoyable shower of hot water even if you’re roughing it off-grid.

Having a large bathroom in a huge, heavy RV is no big whoop, but having a spacious shower and all the comforts of home in an extremely lightweight travel trailer is almost magic (it’s actually science, which is the same thing depending on how much or little you know).

After all, that’s what makes a Road Chief a Road Chief. It’s a whole lot of wonderful packed into an agile, easily towable space. Which means you can go to the places you always dreamed of in the locations that are unique, special and ready to be discovered by you.

Stay warm,
Geneva Long
Bowlus Road Chief

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Nopales (Prickly Pear Cacti) Recipe Two Ways

We are a truly blessed with an incredible team of talent that builds your Road Chief. After seeing the nopales featured in the photoshoot for the new On The Road 26’ Edition, our lead of installation, Erick, shared his family recipes for the little cacti. In his four years at Bowlus Road Chief, Erick has advanced to lead an amazing team that is dedicated to giving you their very best. “Everyone gets along and has a good attitude. I love the team we have here and that we’re building the best travel trailer in the world,” says Erick.

Erick, you are so appreciated—thank you for sharing your recipes!

Prepare the Nopales

Tools
6 QT pot
Large bowl
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Medium bowl

Place the nopales on the cutting board and using a sharp knife, scrape the thorns/spines off of the nopales by running your knife along the skin until the skin is completely smooth. Do this to both sides. Rinse the nopales under water.

Cut the Nopales
First, cut the nopales in half long-way, then cut it in slices until you have sections no longer than 3” in length and 1” in width.

Cook the Nopales
Prepare a pot of boiling water (8 cups) with a tablespoon of salt over the stove in your Road Chief. Once the water is at a boil, add the nopales and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender. Keep a close eye on the nopales, they will let off a lot of water while cooking and the pot can overflow. Drain the nopales and rinse in cold water to take off any cactus slime.

Recipe 1: Pico De Gallo with Nopales

Ingredients
6 nopales
2 tomatoes
¼ onion
½ lime
½ bundle of cilantro
Salt to taste

Directions
After cooking the nopales, chop the tomatoes, onions, cilantro and mix all of your ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the lime and more salt if necessary. Serve on tacos or tamales, or use as dip for your favorite tortilla chips

Recipe 2: Skirt Steak and Salsa

Ingredients
2 lbs. skirt steak
15 Guajillo chilis
8 tomatillos
1 garlic clove
½ tablespoon of salt

Tools
Large pan (cast iron)
Spatula
Medium bowl

Directions
Toast the Guajillo chilis in a pan for about 10-15 minutes over medium heat. After the Guajillo chilis are toasted, remove them from the pan and remove all seeds inside. Soak the Guajillo chilis in room temperature water for three minutes. Toast the tomatillos over medium heat until they are soft. Place the Guajillo chilis in a blender with the garlic, salt and three cups of water. If the salsa is too thick, add more water and keep blending.

Remove the salsa from the blender and place in a medium bowl. Rinse the blender. Then place the tomatillos in the blender with ¾ cup of water and blend. Mix the tomatillo with the Guajillo chili mix that is already in the medium bowl. Your salsa is now complete.

Cook the skirt steak to your preference and after the meat is cooked, add the salsa and nopales to the pan and let it simmer together for 5-10 minutes.

Salud!

 

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An Inside Look at the New En Suite 26′ Bathroom

Two feet never looked so spacious. The 26’ On The Road Edition Bowlus Road Chief® is everything you love about the 24’ Road Chief. It’s just as easy to love and just as easy to tow as the 24’: with a GVWR of 4,000 pounds, almost anything can pull it. From the unique aerodynamic design and quality craftsmanship to the blissful interior and remarkable off-grid capabilities, our On The Road® 26′ Edition is everything you’d expect from a Road Chief.

So, what’s the big difference?

First, there’s the 4kWh lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery that allows you to take your Road Chief off-grid for over a week. The system can be monitored remotely via your phone, Tesla X screen or other smart device. With our unique LiFePO4 battery, you’ll never need to spend a night in the RV park if you don’t want to. Not when you have the ability to run the microwave with all electrical outlets live, as well as up to four hours of air conditioning. Thank us later—your long weekend away just got extended.

The additional space has allowed us to seamlessly integrate exciting new features such as dining for four and an exterior hatch that can hold cables and chocks. Best of all, the new en suite bathroom is a WOW!  Separate toilet in an RV? Yep, we’ve got it. Vanity and full-length mirror to ensure you are “Instagram ready?” Hello, beautiful! Yours and Mine closets so your clothes don’t have to touch your partner’s “very loved” hiking boots? We’ve got you (am I just speaking to myself?). A clothing line to hang up all your wet towels, yoga clothes and worldly worries? You betcha.

The whole family will delight in the hotel-style shower that features the total-privacy door system and continuous hot water. That’s right. Enjoy your twenty-minute, post-hike shower. Bring the dog in while you’re at it. There’s loads of room! The experience is complete with soap dispensers as well as a natural skylight—which gives a whole new meaning to the word “sunshower.”

The On The Road® 26′ Edition gives you more reasons to love your Road Chief. We’ve already shared pictures of the interior of the 26’ and couldn’t be more excited to give you an inside look at the new bathroom. Want to see for yourself? Schedule a personalized FaceTime call with a Road Chief or Order Yours today.

Only a limited number of these rare beauties are in production.

Happy off-gridding,
Geneva Long
Bowlus Road Chief

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Early Access to the 360° Virtual Tour

Can’t come to us? Let us come to you. We’re excited to introduce our first 360° virtual tour. Here you can explore the masterfully crafted interior of our On The Road® 24′ Edition. You’ll find everything you could ask for in a travel trailer. From the real birch interior and California-inspired color story to top-notch appliances and a versatile floor plan, what you’ll discover is an indelible blend of functional and beautiful.

Consider it a digital date with the Road Chief…and don’t be surprised if you fall in love.

The future is now,
Geneva Long
Bowlus Road Chief

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One Day Off Grid in Joshua Tree

There’s an enchanted place nestled in the heart of California. An otherworldly crossroads where arid low desert mingles with high desert wonderland. A union of vivid sunrises and star-dusted skies. And of course, the iconic bristled trees (actually a type of yucca) that dot the park like sentinels – the eponymous Joshua trees.

The best part about Joshua Tree National Park is that it can be anything for anyone. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, a family-friendly outing, or just a bit of peace, you’ll find what you seek at Joshua. It’s a landscape of possibilities, but no matter what your call to adventure is, the sunrises are worth waking up for.

One of our favorite campgrounds is Black Rock because it grants easy access to the park. Imagine waking up with Joshua trees right outside the window of your Bowlus Road Chief while the horizon splits into the pink and tangerine streaks of dawn. Is a hike more your speed? From Black Rock, Warren Peak is a short jaunt away. Conquer the three miles to the top to enjoy panoramic views of Mount San Jacinto and Mount San Gorgonio. Catch the peaks at the right time of year and you’ll find them crowned with snow.

After a campfire -classic breakfast of eggs, sausages, and coffee, it’s off to rock climbing in the Hidden Valley with the owner-operated rock-climbing guide service, Cliffhanger Guides. The park has over 9,000 climbs to choose from, so guides can easily tailor the experience to you skill level for unparalleled adventure. After working up a sweat on the rocks, enjoy a light lunch at the Frontier Café downtown. Park on the side of the 62: The Road Chief only takes up two spots.

Next up is a post-lunch excursion. For those with a spiritual bent, we recommend visiting the Integratron for a Sound Bath. During these sonic healing sessions, the resonant sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls wash over you, melting away stress and elevating your spirits. You don’t want to miss out, so book a month ahead of time!

Not a South Bath fan? No problem – after lunch, make your way back to the park for the Ryan Mountain Hike with it’s stunning vistas. Then step into an old Western flick when you visit Pioneertown, an iconic gateway to the California desert. Here, you can explore the shops and book a table at Pappy & Harriet’s. Stay for the live music, cheap drinks, famous BBQ and delicious burgers. You can even park the Road Chief in the corral and fall asleep in your cozy bed less than 200 feet away. Alternatively, you can stay at the Pioneertown Hotel, or stay out late to admire the incredible stargazing (we like the app StarView Lite).

Did you even notice we spent the whole day camped off grid? Probably not, because a day spent in the magical Mojave Desert is a day well spent.

Kind Regards,

Geneva Long
Bowlus Road Chief

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When Less is More

You’ll often hear, or read on a forum, that someone knows someone who says they wouldn’t drive anything without a double axle. They go on and on about better tracking or better safety, etc. Usually, these comments are made by individuals with little or no understanding of engineering or design. Let’s break this myth. The Bowlus Road Chief is safer and better designed with a single axle. And, you guessed it – weight determines needs.

Every tire has a load capacity, and this dictates the requirement for the number of tires; a car, because it’s heavy, needs four tires, and a motorcycle, only two. Recreational trailer tires hold a load capacity specific to each tire. In the case of a Bowlus Road Chief, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 3,000 pounds (for the On The Road 24’ Edition) and 4,000 pounds (for the On the Road 26’ Edition), we use Goodyear Endurance 205R15 at 65psi with a load; this equates to 2150 lbs. per tire. This dictates just one axle and two tires. The 25’ Airstream, on the other hand, has a GVWR of 7600 lbs. For such a heavy travel trailer, two axles and four tires are required. Let’s ignore for a moment the arguments that two axles greatly compromise interior layouts and reduce interior space or that they cost twice as much to replace or maintain. Instead, let’s look at how aerodynamics, specifically weight balancing, and the design of an RV impact tracking and safety. Our owners tell us that when they’ve experienced challenging driving conditions (particularly down mountain passes) with other, heavier travel trailers they’ve owned or rented, a double axle did not deliver better tracking or provide a feeling of more safety. One Road Chief owner shared with us that, due to the poor handling of a heavy travel trailer he was once driving, he was pulled over for a suspected DUI. Additionally, tandem axles have twice the running gear weight which results in slower acceleration, more braking, and the need for a heavier tow vehicle. All of these measures still don’t cancel out poor handling. With the Bowlus Road Chief, and its incredible weight distribution and lower center of gravity, sway is never an issue. The Road Chief’s low weight also makes it easier to rotate on two wheels (with the jockey wheel), so it can be positioned anywhere.

Lastly, let’s touch on tire maintenance. You should regularly inspect your tires for damage and keep your tires properly inflated. This can be easily completed during your circle check before you leave your campsite. RV tires, depending how they are stored, can deteriorate due to poor maintenance and exposure to UV light. (We partially address this with our fender skirts that you can personalize with the name of your Road Chief). The #1 cause of RV tire blowouts are old tires and overloading. The idea that you can simply “limp” home on 3 tires doesn’t compute since the heavier RV still requires four tires, and severe damage will result from traveling with even one damaged tire. So, remember to replace your tires every seven years, even if they look perfect; it’s a small price for safety. Finally, consider upping your AAA membership to include your RV. It’s good to know you’re not alone. Let us know if you have any other questions you’d like us to address.

With appreciation,
Geneva Long
Bowlus Road Chief

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The Taste of Home On The Road

Food, friends, fun and gratitude – everything we love about a Thanksgiving feast. But it got us thinking – we’ve done Thanksgiving dinner inside a Road Chief but could we do it all our favorites around a campfire?  The answer is yes! We just needed a little creativity to include everyone’s favorites.

Dinner

  • Turkey (under 7 pounds to fit in Dutch Oven)
  • Chicken Stock (3+ cups)
  • Chopped Garlic (5 cloves)
  • Chopped Yellow Onion (1 onion)
  • Herb Blend of your Choice (we like sage, rosemary & thyme)
  • Butter or Ghee
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brussel Sprouts

Desert

  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup of Sugar (Granulated)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Can of Pumpkin Puree
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 box of gluten free cake mix
  • ¾ cup of pecans (chopped)
  • Approximately ½ cup of melted butter

Tools

  • Dutch Oven (Cast Iron)
  • Dutch Oven Liner
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Pie Tin
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Fire Pit with strong grate
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Cast Iron Pan

Step one: The Fire

Start your fire with decent sized logs. You need to build enough heat within the fire pit using the coals from the logs. You’ll want to build your main fire in a separate part of the fire pit (not directly under where you will place your Dutch oven)

Step Two: The Turkey

Take your aluminum pie tin and poke a few holes in it. Place it upside down at the bottom of your Dutch oven. Stuff the turkey with the garlic, half of the onion and three quarters of a stick of butter. Place the stuffed turkey in the Dutch oven resting on the pie tin. Add your chicken stock (3 cups approx.) over it and then add your herbs on top. Place the Dutch oven on the grate, but not directly over the fire. Be sure to cover. As you want consistent heat, as the flames die down, make sure that you push coals under the Dutch oven. This gives it a more oven effect than stove effect. Rotate the Dutch oven every 15 minutes to make sure the turkey cooks evenly. Time to cook will depend on your fire (somewhere between 2-4 hours). With your thermometer check that the internal temperature reaches around 180 degrees.  Let turkey sit 25 minutes before carving.

Step Three: The Sweet Potatoes

Our favorite way to do potatoes and veggies over the fire is to use an aluminum foil packet. It’s super easy. Cut up all sweet potatoes into small cubes (add other veggies if you like too). Mix with spices and add a bit of water. Fold veggies in aluminum foil package flat and place packets on the cooking rack too. Wait about 20 mins or until soft.

Step Four: The Brussel Sprouts – my dad’s favorite!

Place the cast iron skillet over the fire to heat up. You could also make these over the cooktop in your Road Chief. Chop up the Brussel sprouts into halves and add the other half of the onion to the mix in a separate bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and other herbs of your choice. Mix all together and add mixture to your cast iron pan spreading evenly. Stir every few minutes and let caramelize until done (about 10-15 minutes).

Step Five: The Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cobbler

Note: It might be a good idea to use a Dutch oven liner for this.

Heat up in medium bowl stir together almond milk, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour into your Dutch oven. Dust the cake mix evenly over your pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and place very small cubes of butter as evenly as possible on top.

Bake over fire covered until top is golden brown. Remove from fire and let sit for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Bon Appétit!

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Are you ready for Thankscamping?

Spending Thanksgiving on a Road Chief® adventure provides ample opportunities to honor the spirit of appreciation that’s the heart of the holiday. Although we always enjoy epic meals, insane game nights, and amazing hikes, the simplicity of being away from extraneous frills and trimmings allows us clarity and time to reflect on the essence of gratitude.

How can we ensure our loved ones feel honored on this special day? Recall how a meaningful compliment opens a soul to deeper connections. Kind words put minds at ease and allow us to hope. Take time to listen. Share. Connect. We all have a deep need to be attached to friends and family, and we all want to be heard, so don’t rush these moments.

Vow to be thoughtful all weekend. Revel in the goodness that being thankful brings. Maybe it’s as simple as renewing or deepening a connection with a friend. Perhaps you’ll relax with a perfect latte in bed or celebrate some good news that opened your thinking to what’s possible. Don’t rush the goodness. Enjoy. Then ask, “Is there something we can do to share it?” Maybe that action will be as simple as picking up some litter from around the travel trailer or taking time to savor a slice of pumpkin pie with a loved one or helping out those in need. When we breath in and appreciate all we have, the reward of gratitude can make us feel even happier. How awesome is that? We hope you’ll join us this weekend in practicing gratitude. Imagine what we can create.

In kindness,
Geneva Long
Bowlus Road Chief

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Behind The Adventurer: John Long

The Return of The Road Trip

On our new series Behind The Adventurer, we interview those who inspire us to take to the open road. Who better to be our first interviewee than my father & business partner, John Long. There is nothing better in our opinion than being able to continue our shared passions of design, adventure travel and craftsmanship through our family business.

Let’s get started:

Geneva Long: What three words would you use to describe your travel philosophy?

John Long: Serendipitous, it’s a journey, not a destination, Impulsive.

 

GL: How do you incorporate your travel philosophy into everyday life?

JL: Travel is a break for me. It’s all in my desire to have a new experience, to meet new people, to see new locations. I like to live my plans wide open.

 

GL: How do you strike a balance between adventure and relaxation?

JL: I try for adventure but as I’m 65, I need to recharge along the way. I like to plan my days with our Road Chief as follows: exhaust myself with a 3 mile brisk walk in the morning and another 3 mile brisk walk or hike in the early evening and spend the rest of my time doing what I love. Last December I had some trouble with my heart and needed to have a stent put in, since then I have been working on building my strength over longer hikes and am happy to have worked up to 7 miles per day.

 

GL: One thing you can’t travel without?

JL: My camera. Shooting landscapes is one of my favorite aspects of travel. I shoot on a Sony Alpha 7riii with a 24-105mm F4 lens most of the time. This year for the holidays, I got a DJI Mavic Pro drone, which I have been loving.

 

GL: What book are you reading right now?

JL: My family comes from Iceland and there is nothing I love more than reading novels from Icelandic writers or Icelandic Sagas. I’m currently reading Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir.

 

GL: Who is your go to travel buddy?

JL: My go to travel buddy is my wife and business partner Helena Mitchell. She’s always up for any adventure. Recently, I’ve taken some very fun father-son trips with our son to share our passion of nature photography and videography. Having shared experiences together is really important so we can have time together.

 

GL: Favorite snack on the road?

JL: Granola or nut mixture that reminds me of my summers working for the BC Forest Service counting trees in Northern British Columbia and the Yukon and all the backpacking trips I took in my 20’s.

 

GL: Soundtrack of your travels?

JL: Sweet, sweet jazz. I also like listening to Radio Plays and Podcasts. My favorites are Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Saga Thing.

GL: How do you start planning your next trip?

JL: I don’t. Planning is overrated and with a Road Chief you don’t have to. I like to use my 30 minute scramble. To do this I: Pull up the Road Chief to our front door, Load what we need, empty the fridge of our home into the fridge in the Road Chief, fill up the water and simply go!

 

GL: What does a typical day of road tripping look like for you?

JL: I like to skip off early on a Friday afternoon and take as many small roads as a we can. I loved reading Blue HIghways for some inspiration while driving. I stop as many times as we wish, again my philosophy is on the journey not on the destination.

 

GL: Most epic to you, road trip route?

JL: When I was young, I loved reading the story of Zikmund and Hanzelka, two Czech engineers who drove across most of the world in a Tatra 87. When Helena and I retired (for the first time), we were looking to celebrate in a special way and reconnect with our children. I was inspired to take our 1947 Tatra T87 on a big trip around North America with our family and my best friend from 7th grade and his family. We called it the Three Ocean’s Tour and dipped the Tatra’s front tire in the three oceans surrounding North America, Atlantic, Pacific and most difficult Arctic Oceans. It was on this trip that Helena said to me “Wouldn’t this be better in a trailer?” and so I went to find our 1935 Bowlus Road Chief. It was the trip that started our obsession with the Bowlus Road Chief.

Helena and I are planning on re-doing the Three Ocean’s Tour and dipping in the back wheel of a Bowlus Road Chief to all three oceans again.

 

GL: Where is your happy place?

JL: The bedroom in our 1935 Bowlus Road Chief. I restored it by hand myself and every time I go inside it I’m overwhelmed with the feelings of what my family has devoted themselves to for the last 10 years and feel very lucky.

 

GL: Next road trip you are dreaming of?

JL: There are so many road trips left on my bucket list. There are two very special ones I will share with you. First, I would love to drive the ring road in Iceland with a Bowlus Road Chief. You could say this requires quite a bit more planning than my usual packing scramble but easily doable. Second, I’m inspired everyday by the trips I hear that our owners take in their Bowlus Road Chiefs. I would love do Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in a Road Chief.

 

GL: If you stop at just one place, go here:

JL: Any Bureau of Land Management campsite. It fits perfectly with our travel philosophy and have enjoyed so many wonderfully serendipitous experiences while camping at these, meeting the most interesting people who share many of my passions. Geneva’s favorite camping location is a BLM site just four hours north of our workshop, so that is my favorite location for our family to go group camping together.

 

GL: One piece of advice you would share with travelers?

JL: See the country before you can’t. Don’t wait. There is nothing like a big health scare to make you realize just how little time you can have. For truly the first time in my life, I realize time is more precious, there is more reasons to celebrate the small things, more reasons to reconnect with family, more reasons to just say yes to something new and exciting. So every time I think dang I’m getting old, I make sure I go make more memories because you just never know when the fun might be over. With my renewed health I am so grateful and take nothing for granted anymore.

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