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Airstream appoints director of materials

(Feb. 7, 2017) — Airstream today announced the appointment of James (Jim) Downs as director of materials, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Airstream’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Mark Wahl, Downs will be responsible for directing the Procurement activity, Materials Planning and Inventory Control for Airstream. Read More »

Airstream recalls 82 towables to fix tire label

(Feb. 7, 2017) -- The federal certification label and tire placards on these vehicles have incorrect information. The incorrect information on the labels could cause an owner to over inflate the tires, possibly resulting in a tire blowout and increasing the risk of crash, NHTSA warned. Read More »

Airstream trailer brings taste of island to campground

(Jan. 24, 2017) -- The perfect trailer for touring the Pacific Coast Highway, camping out at a local surf break or following Jimmy Buffet on tour, the all-new Airstream Tommy Bahama Special Edition brings some serious island flavor to continental highways and backways. Read More »

Renovated Airstreams drive AutoCamp expansion

(Jan. 23, 2017) -- Development company Mesa Lane Partners formed AutoCamp, which provides an affordable stay in a retro-style luxury Airstream trailer. They began with four Airstreams decked out with electric heating, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, new appliances and barbecue grills at a former R.V. park on De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara in 2013. Read More »

OH: Airstream trailer wins award

(Jan. 16, 2017) -- Airstream has announced that its new Basecamp travel trailer was named 2017 RV of the Year by RVBusiness magazine. Basecamp will be profiled in the ROTV series to a potential audience of 35 million households, airing on Jan. 29. Read More »

Airstream fanatics have a documentary

(Dec. 8, 2016) -- If you were already intrigued by the Airstream lifestyle, wait until you see the trailer for Alumination, a documentary about the celebrated travel trailer that is slated for completion in late 2017. Read More »

RV industry gets boost from Baby Boomers

(Nov. 30, 2016) -- "It really paints a great picture for the future. This industry is a great bellwether for the economy as a whole," Airstream Chief Executive Officer Bob Wheeler said on Fox Business' "Mornings With Maria" on Tuesday. Historically, when RV sales are up in the U.S., so is the economy. Read More »

OK: Stash, Rent My Airstream collect gifts for children

(Nov. 21, 2016) -- Rent My Airstreams and STASH are teaming up with Center for Children & Families to support the Holiday Wishes program. An airstream will be parked in front of STASH on Nov. 25 ready to be filled with toys and gift cards $25 and under, as well as winter gear for all ages. Read More »

Article reveals Airstream’s humble beginning

(Nov. 18, 2016) -- After reading a do-it yourself magazine article on plans for constructing a travel trailer, Byam set out to create his own model. Owning a magazine, Byam used it to publish his own article describing how to build an improved trailer for less than $100. Read More »

Airstream plans new $3.5 million expansion

(Nov. 16, 2016) -- The Jackson Center manufacturer behind the iconic Airstream trailer is planning to add 50,000-square-feet to an existing building to build a larger and more advanced R&D facility. and add some manufacturing space. The current R&D space has been replaced by manufacturing operations. Read More »

Electrified trailer glamps off grid, charges cars

(Nov. 11, 2016) -- The new Lithium+ limited edition steps the modern Road Chief's high-tech design up a couple notches, serving as a beautiful example of vintage styling teaming with modern technology. Its suite of off-grid features includes a solar-backed electrical system that's potent enough to run an 8,000 BTU air conditioner and keep the sockets fired up for a week between hookups. Read More »

Calif.: AutoCamp in Guerneville

(Nov. 1, 2016) — Glamp-ground or fancy trailer park? AutoCamp Russian River is both, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Opened in August in Guerneville, it’s an offshoot of the vintage Airstream trailer camp in Santa Barbara. Read More »