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An ultra-luxury RV maker has released its cheapest travel trailer yet

Brittany Chang   

An ultra-luxury RV maker has released its cheapest travel trailer yet
The new Heritage is cheaper than Bowlus' most expensive $310,000 RV.Bowlus
  • 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.

Ultra-luxury RV travel trailer maker Bowlus has released its most affordable build yet.

Ultra-luxury RV travel trailer maker Bowlus has released its most affordable build yet.
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But don't expect a $40,000 RV: the new Bowlus Heritage Edition trailer still starts at $159,000.

But don
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Bowlus doesn't shy away from building travel trailers that are as expensive as a down payment on a home.

Bowlus doesn
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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.

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.
The Terra Firma edition.      Bowlus

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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.

About 1.5 years later, the company launched its Starlink enabled $310,000 Volterra, which it says is the world
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Source: Insider

These are undoubtedly sky high prices for RVs.

These are undoubtedly sky high prices for RVs.
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But now, Bowlus is turning down the price with the newest addition to its RV family.

But now, Bowlus is turning down the price with the newest addition to its RV family.
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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.

The Heritage
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This allows its future owners to upgrade the base model as they see fit.

This allows its future owners to upgrade the base model as they see fit.
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Unlike the previous two Bowlus trailers, this new build — which still retains the company's iconic aluminum shape — has a matte finish.

Unlike the previous two Bowlus trailers, this new build — which still retains the company
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And at 2,900 pounds, it's the company's lightest, making it a good candidate for electric vehicle towing, according to Bowlus.

And at 2,900 pounds, it
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Inside, the layout of the new 27-foot-long RV is similar to the Terra Firma and Volterra.

Inside, the layout of the new 27-foot-long RV is similar to the Terra Firma and Volterra.
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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.

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.
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This living room leads into the bedroom.

This living room leads into the bedroom.
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Here, there's a king bed and en-suite bathroom lined with a sink, shower, and toilet.

Here, there
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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.

There
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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.

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.
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To power all of these amenities, a two kilowatt-hour battery comes standard in the RV.

To power all of these amenities, a two kilowatt-hour battery comes standard in the RV.
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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.

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.
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The highest end package gives the trailer enough power to stay off grid for 1.5 weeks.

The highest end package gives the trailer enough power to stay off grid for 1.5 weeks.
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This is definitely more limited than the Volterra, which Bowlus says can go off-grid for an indefinite period of time.

This is definitely more limited than the Volterra, which Bowlus says can go off-grid for an indefinite period of time.
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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.

But for those who aren
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