Airstream 4

Home on the Road

Sure, there are minivans, crossovers and SUVs that provide ample transportation, but with some excursions, getting there should be just as fun… and luxurious and comfortable. From the hassle of finding and paying for a place to stay that suits your lifestyle, to simply missing the aesthetics a home provides, sometimes hotels just won’t do. Well thanks to the adventurous traveler, lawyer and founder Wally Byam, Airstream’s luxurious trailers and travel coaches have become as traditionally American as apple pie since 1931. His dream was simple, according the Jackson Center, Ohio-based company: “To build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be towed by a car, and create first-class accommodations anywhere.”

Airstream’s compact Sport model starts at $48,383, accommodating up to four people with amenities including a roomy bathroom with a shower, LED interior lights, and a kitchen complete with stainless appliances  (microwave, refrigerator, and range), all towable by a SUV.  Other models depending on size and features include the Flying Cloud, International, Eddie Bauer, Classic and the lavish Land Yacht. The latter begins at $146,362, and provides up to six passengers the luxuries of Italian Riva yacht designer, Mauro Micheli.

Mollie Hansen, vice president of marketing for Airstream says, “One of the best reasons to own an Airstream travel trailer is the combination of the iconic aluminum vintage-like exterior, combined with the contemporary and modern interior. We know how to blend the best of both worlds. Airstream is no different than new homes or cars. We are keen to the demands of our tech-savvy consumers so we are continually upgrading our connectivity and AV systems.  High-end customers expect us to offer the best, and that is exactly what we do.”

Partnering with brands including Mercedes Benz, Kohler, and Eddie Bauer, Airstream has wowed celebrities Tom Hanks, NASCAR driving legend Dale Earnhardt Jr, and country music superstar Eric Church who wouldn’t be caught on the road without their Airstream. Airstream continues to burgeon and dominate the industry.

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