A true design icon
One look at an Airstream and you immediately realise what it was built for: To live in, to travel in, to discover the world in its own unique way. Eight decades after its introduction, art historians and design experts continue to be inspired by its appearance, its simplicity and yet emotionally appealing design. An Airstream embodies its own attitude to life and combines luxury and timeless design like no other vehicle. With up to 20 real glass windows, our Airstream European models offer an incomparable interior feeling. In an Airstream, you are always connected to the outside world and never feel trapped. Its aluminium shell reflects the sky, the beach, the sun and the earth, allowing us to discover the beautiful outdoors in a whole new way!
Semi Monoquoce Design
Airstream trailers are known worldwide for their Semi Monoquoce lightweight construction. An outer and inner aluminium skin is stretched over an aluminium frame and riveted by hand with thousands of rivets. This unique construction creates stability and rigidity coupled with light weight and durability.
The construction of an Airstream is unique in the industry. Not only because of the high-quality materials, but also because of the special production process. In the first step, a light but strong aluminium frame is planked by hand with a special clear-coated aircraft aluminium and several hundred rivets. After the windows have been installed, this outer shell is mounted on the chassis.
Protection from wind and weather
Before the interior planking is installed, each trailer is tested for leaks in a weather cabin. The benchmark here is a category 2 hurricane. With this method, Airstream quality control can find and permanently eliminate any leaks. After the successful leak test, the wiring harness is pulled in and the vehicle is insulated with an insulation mat made of recycled glass.
Everything needs to go through the door
After the interior panelling has been fitted, the interior work begins. All furnishings and equipment are brought into the vehicle through the door. Conversely, this means that everything that needs to be serviced or replaced can be easily removed and, if necessary, taken out through the door. This production process is much more labour-intensive and also more expensive than with vehicles built in large series. There, the furniture is first assembled in whole blocks on the platform and the walls are only put up at the end. This elaborate way of building an Airstream is one of the main reasons why so many vehicles from the last 85 years still exist and are used today. Practically everything about an Airstream can be rebuilt. From the hull to the interior.
The design that makes an Airstream so unique also gives it about 20% less fuel consumption than a comparable square trailer. Airstream founder Wally Byam knew many decades ago that this design had significant advantages in terms of aerodynamics, crosswind susceptibility and track stability. Today, these aspects are more important than ever, because they help to save fuel and increase safety when towing trailers.
Safety and comfort with European technology
To provide highest level of safety and comfort also to its customers in Europe, Airstream has designed a special European models range in 2006. European models are developed in accordance with European regulations and adjusted to size and weight to match European requirements. All appliances are supplied by European manufactures to makes sure service and spareparts are available in a reasonable time frame. The central heating system provided by Swedish manufacturer ALDE ensures a comfortable even in colder regions of Europe. Remote controlled electric manoeuvring systems help parking on narrow campsites and a fully automatic satellite system lets you watch TV in any European country in your native language.