Airstream has brought back an old model with their newest and most nimble trailer design. Both super eye-catching and drool worthy, the Airstream Basecamp is focused on the young, outdoor enthusiast crowd who isn’t interested in a larger size trailer.
It’s called Basecamp because those dreaming about this lightweight trailer being hitched up to their own mid-sized crossover SUV will need a ‘basecamp’ on their adventure-filled trips of rock climbing, mountain biking and other get dirty activities.
The Basecamp may be the smallest of the Airstreams, but it features amenities found in a full-size rig.
Despite the Basecamp’s 16’3” pint-size length, it’s jam-packed with amenities that ensure a glamping experience. Inside the camper are a bed, stove, fridge, and a wet bath along with features like a Bluetooth Bose speaker, blackout curtains, USB ports, retractable clothesline in the shower, and tie down hooks.
The Basecamp is lightweight, nimble and ready for the outdoors.
The Basecamp is large enough to fit 2 people sleeping and 5 people lounging. The interior width is 6’ 4.5” and the height measures in at 6’ 3.5”. The camper weighs 2,585 lbs. with a maximum trailer capacity of 3,500 lbs. This leaves 915 lbs. of weight for carrying personal belongings, food and water. It has a 22-gallon fresh water tank and a 29-gallon gray/black combo tank.
The U-shaped dining area converts to a sleeping area in the evenings with ample amount of storage under the benches.
The benches can be converted into a half bed or a full size bed, and the two dining tables adjust in height and direction for multiple uses.
Cooking will never be a chore with views like this.
Nature is never too far from inside the Basecamp with its panoramic windows. There’s eight (8) total windows and skylights. The rear entrance makes loading large outdoor gear, like a boat, easy.
The side entrance has a 76”x76” slide in visor awning to lounge under.
There are 3 décors to choose from, all of which exude a clean and modern look. The furniture, cabinetry and floor are a great fit with the outdoors thanks to being dirt and mud resistant. The camper is pre-wired for solar and comes with a 1,000-watt pure sine inverter. There is an optional solar package with an upgraded AGM battery.
The optional patio and rear tent expand the living space by a total of 120 square feet.
There’s also the option of adding on two tents, designed by the outdoor company Kelty, that attach to the rear and side entrances.
Make this Airstream your weekend basecamp.
Aside from being the lightest in the Airstream fleet, its aggressive departure angle, side flares, and large wheels and tires make the camper accessible even on uneven, rough terrain.
After all, as CEO Bob Wheeler said in a statement, “We designed Basecamp to rekindle the desire to explore nature and get outdoors.”
Expected cost is around $35,000 and should be available Fall, 2016.
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