Everyone watching and becoming fans of the popular Breaking Bad TV series (Breaking Bad in Russian) remembered the trailer in which Walter White and Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine from season 1 to season 3.
The series itself tells the story of the main character Walter Wight, whose life, when he was hit by “fifty kopecks”, reached a dead end. Working as a chemistry teacher at school, Walter also has to earn money at a car wash to make ends meet, the son is a congenital disabled person, and his wife has an unplanned pregnancy, a home mortgage and a forever-running boiler. The final boiling point for the beginning of a "new life" is inoperable lung cancer.
Realizing that with him everything is already over, Walt makes a decision - to earn money for the further life of his family without him. All that he has is his analytical mind, impeccable knowledge of chemistry and, on the strength of 2 years of life. Walter, along with his former student Jessie, gets involved in a risky game of manufacturing and marketing methamphetamine, going through all the stages from an inexperienced "cook-eater" to a professional manufacturer and the merciless leader of his own drug business.
One of the heroes, and the third member of the “gang” in the first seasons, “Breaking Bad” became the autodome Fleetwood Bounder, 1986 release, faithfully (despite its venerable age), which served Walt and Jesse as a mobile laboratory in which, dropping in desert 20 kilometers from the city, they cooked meth.
From the history of the Fleetwood Bounder
In 1985, John S. Creene, the founder of one of the leading manufacturers of motorhomes in the US - Fleetwood Enterprises, developed the Bounder trailer. John was a charismatic personality and pioneer of the RV industry at the time. Instead of hiring consulting companies and doing endless market research, John chose to do everything himself. Caravaning - was one of John's main hobbies, and evening gatherings around the campfire with fellow caravaners - was his interaction with the focus group. "I got most of my ideas about our products by just talking to people who own Fleetwood," said John. It is worth noting that the personal experience of half a century of John and his family in caravanning had a significant impact on the products of Fleetwood and the RV industry as a whole.
But perhaps it is worth mentioning one journey of John, which inspired him to create a progressive model of the Bounder, shorting later turned the entire caravanning industry in the United States. It was the winter of 1984, when John and his family went to Michigan to visit his daughter. All the plumbing of the motorhome was frozen and it was not possible to use either the toilet or the shower or the washbasin. At that time, it was a well-known minus of all motor homes in America, but Crean decided to correct this situation. Upon returning home, Crean began the development of a completely new concept of a mobile home. His idea was a double field, in the depths of which there were tanks with water and all communications. In the same place it was supposed to establish a heating system that would not allow water to freeze. In the spring of 1985 Crean built the first prototype on wheels. To translate the idea of putting the communication into a separate heated compartment, Crean raised the height of the floor. This seemingly simple solution subsequently radically affected the entire RV industry for many years to come. Creene also found that a double raised floor gives a lot of luggage space, which was always lacking for the caravanners of that time. Raised floor also allowed to raise the passenger seat 10 inches above the driver's and front passenger seats, which made it easy to observe the panoramic views of second-row passengers through the frontal window. Throughout his career, Crean was faithful to his conviction that a mobile home is the first and second car.
When the entire automotive RV industry thought Crean was crazy, John began to take care of the interior equipment of the new autohouse. One of his innovations was the presence of two televisions (one in the bedroom and the other in front of the trailer). The trailer turned out to be as functional inside as not beautiful in appearance. In the summer of 1985, Creene and his Fleetwod colleagues set out on the first prototype on a trip to the 15 RV dealerships in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Sacramento and down the San Joa Valley. Despite the negative first impression of a mobile home, Kreen was sure that the functionality of the trailer would win the hearts of customers and fill dealers' wallets. And he was right. In the fall of 1985, everything was ready for mass production.
One of Krina’s friends, a journalist, suggested that he should name the new Bounder trailer, which immediately appealed to Krin. This name was introduced by Creen to his team of marketers, who were somewhat embarrassed by this option, since the word "bounder" in the dictionary meant "scoundrel". Creen, seeing that marketers do not fully understand his idea, drew a kangaroo jumping kangaroo on the napkin that came to hand (kangaroo “bounding from one place to another”). It is this meaning of the word "bounder" - a kangaroo jumping back and forth and meaning Crean. The marketing department sighed with relief.
Having started production in 1985, Bounder was an instant success. Caravaners applauded its functionality and fell in love with its large and comfortable luggage compartment under the raised floor. Bounder was advertised by Fleetwood as "a motorhome that really works." Customers and dealers quickly called Bounder "an ugly duckling with a swan's heart", which did not prevent him from quickly getting the first place in RV sales in America. Crin was among the first buyers. "We traveled a lot on it and everywhere, where the same Bounder came along on the way, people in it waved at us like crazy," said Crean. Soon, at the usual caravaner fire in Breezvud, Pennsylvania, was formed a national club owners Bounder. Even today, the Bounder model, having experienced more than one reincarnation, is still popular in the RV market and is true to its main idea - functionality.
To date, there are two national Bounder clubs and dozens of regional offices, consisting of thousands of caravaners, sharing the love of caravanning and Fleetwood Bounder. In 1998, Kreen left Fleetwood, having worked 47 years of his life as chairman of the company. At the time of his death in 2007 at the age of 81, many insiders in the caravan construction industry spoke of Bounder as John Creene’s greatest legacy, which will leave a mark on history forever. Bounder set sales records and changed the entire RV industry.
From the memories of people who worked with Krin
One of John’s favorite philosophies was: “Do not be afraid to use the dumpster.” And he really showed us how to use it! Another phrase that he said: "If you have a choice between creating something very beautiful or functional, you need to make the functionality first." It kind of made us see things differently, but this is what we did with the bounder. There have been a lot of changes over the years, but we tried not to change the functionality of the Bounder. John always asked, "How can we make the Bounder more functional?" He was always good, but we constantly worked to make him better. "
Stan sassmann. Manager Fleetwood. Product Development (1984 - Present).
“The people you meet at the Bounder Club will be your family and that’s really great. We’re all at the club because we have a Bounder. But we stay at the club because we enjoy each other’s company. Bounder is a type of trailer that attracts a certain type of person. Initially, it was designed to be a functional trailer, so that there would not be a lot of bells and whistles, but everything had a goal. It worked. Therefore, naturally, it attracts a lot of caravaners who wanted a trailer that worked. buy a friend They are trailers. They can still be in our club, but they are called “son of a bitch.” Let's say: “Oh, this one and that. He is a great guy, but he is a son of a bitch. "This means that he is driving other brands of trailers.
Larry Hughes President of the Bounder Club (2002-2004)