Airstream

After almost a century of crafting nearly identical, metallic, tear-drop trailers, Airstream has finally learned a new design language. The brand, one of 17 RV lines owned by Thor Industries Inc., ditched its silver-bullet style and created a fiberglass camping trailer in a bid to attract those who “love modern design.”

Any enthusiast, be it a cycling extremist, beer making master, knitting aficionado, cooking expert or fishing fanatic, can rattle off facts and spew information about their beloved pastime. They also can’t wait to consume the latest book, workshop, seminar or event that connects them with like-minded individuals who share their passion.

The EasyStart 364 is the electronic soft starter that enables RV users to start any RV rooftop air conditioning on low power sources like 2,000-watt generators, inverters and solar systems. The device can even start two air conditioning units on 30-amp shore power. 

Airstream is participating in Jackson Center Municipal Power’s EcoSmart Choice program. The program allows participants to purchase renewable energy certificates from wind, hydroelectric, or landfill gas projects offered through American Municipal Power.

When it comes to Nevada, Las Vegas gets all the attention. But don’t be fooled – Nevada has a lot to offer beyond the glitz and glitter of the Strip. For the Airstreamer, Nevada is a particularly attractive place to explore, with plenty of wide open spaces, quirky roadside attractions, Wild West flavor, and excellent boondocking opportunities.

When designing our new Basecamp over two years ago, Airstream needed a solution for heating and hot water. We turned to the Truma Combi to deliver heating and hot water in one streamlined, state-of-the-art package, Airstream explains.

Nestled along the spectacular Deschutes River, Tumalo State Park offers a wilderness experience just a hop, skip and jump from the buzzing city of Bend, Oregon. This quaint campground is so secluded that all you’ll experience in the evenings is the distant call of coyotes, the scent of juniper and pine, and a spectacular celestial show.

We spent a lot of time on Airstream’s website doing research on the different models. It was right about the time that we heard about Airstream’s new Basecamp X package that the company asked if we wanted to take it for a spin and get some real-world experience in a winter environment. How could we say no?

Since the 1960’s, people have been looking for shorter, lighter travel trailers that can be towed with smaller vehicles but still offer the luxuries of home. The Airstream Sport answered the call 58 years ago and still does today.

“We know that our biggest fans can be our toughest critics, but we also know that’s where the best ideas begin. The Airstream community is filled with so much thoughtfulness and talent. We can’t wait to get started,” said Humphreys.

Airstream, Inc. is recalling certain 2019 Airstream Basecamp X recreational vehicles. The Federal Certification Label and Tire Placard may have incorrect information stating that the vehicle is equipped with 235/55R18 Load Range D tires needing 80 psi, when the vehicles are actually equipped with 235/75R15 Load Range D tires needing 51 psi.

“Recreational vehicles are the next frontier for connected vehicles, bringing with them a whole new audience. We’re pleased to continue our exclusive relationship to provide connectivity for the most iconic RV manufacturer,” said Penrose.

Over the past month or so, Chris has been traveling with Airstream Connected, an Airstream-designed 4G LTE connectivity kit that enables travelers to turn their Silver Bullet (or Nest, Basecamp, or Touring Coach) into a powerful Wi-Fi network.

Our Airstreams are dreams come true. This point is spot on for Airstream Ambassador Diane. The story of how this lover of the nomadic life came to live on the road full-time goes beyond dream-like, entering the realm of a bright, shiny fairy tale.

At the northwest entrance of Yellowstone National Park, there lies Mammoth Campground. At Mammoth, you’ll set up camp on a high sagebrush steppe above the Gardner River, with juniper and Douglas fir trees speckling the landscape.

Adventure is in the Airstream DNA. No matter how big or small, every trip in your Airstream travel trailer is a call to adventure.

“This campaign is about leveraging our strong Airstream community to help preserve our public lands and get families and friends outdoors,” said Wheeler.

Now a San Francisco-based company called AutoCamp has raised $115 million to build a nationwide network of hotels fashioned from the trailers.

The Airstream Care app helps track maintenance, includes built-in checklists, keeps service records, and sends smart notifications. Additionally, Airstream Care integrates with Roadtrippers, a travel planning tool.

Continuing The Gadget Guru’s conversation series with executives in the motorhome industry, Andy Pargh interviews Justin Humphreys, the chief operating officer of Airstream.

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