Airstream Basecamp Trailer: Lightweight and towable with an SUV

We can’t all afford to buy dedicated a recreation vehicle, let alone to store it. The Airstream Basecamp Trailer is the next best thing. Both small and tough enough to take anywhere, this trailer only requires a mid-size SUV with which to pull it. It’s got the same aluminum panels as Airstream’s full-sized Land Yacht along with panoramic front windows, subtle tones inside that accentuate the view, and room to sit five and sleep two. A full kitchen with stove, sink, microwave, and fridge negates the need to eat out three times a day and an on-board bath and restroom means you won’t need to use local gyms for showering. It’s also pre-wired for solar should you opt for renewable power sources, features ventilation and heating, the latter for both the cabin and water, and comes with a Bluetooth Bose SoundLink Color speaker which is more than enough to fill the trailer with booming sound.

Starts at $35,000 USD – More info at Airstream

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Some main features:

  • For renewable power inputs an ASolar pre-wire kit comes standard
  • Easy Charging: DLockable technology dock and USB ports
  • Sound: BBose Bluetooth, SoundLink, Color speaker included
  • Storage: versatile storage solutions throughout including CSmart
  • Comfort: EEfficient ventilation, hot water, and cabin heating systems

Floorplan Specifications

airstream basecamp trailer

Exterior Length: 16′ 3″

Exterior Width: 7′

Interior Width: 6′ 4.5″

Exterior Height with A/C: 8′ 6.25″

Interior Height with A/C (Entry Area): 6′ 3.5″

Hitch Weight (with LP & Batteries): 410

Unit Base Weight (with LP & Batteries): 2,585

Maximum Trailer Capacity (GVWR) (lbs.): 3,500

Net Carrying Capacity (lbs.): 915

Fresh Water Tank (gal.): 22

Gray Water Tank (gal.)

Black Water Tank (gal.): 29 (Combo)

30 AMP Service Single AC with Heat Strip (9,200 BTU): option

Truma CombiTM Eco Plus Heating System (14,300 BTU): standard

Refrigerator: 2-way 3 cu. ft.

Interior Windows and Skylights: 8

Microwave: option

Sleeping Capacity: 2



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