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Ask an Airstreamer

Real Owners sharing their Real Experience

You've probably studied the product brochure, asked all the questions to your Airstream sales associate, and scoured the internet. Add to your deep knowledge and spend time with real Airstream owners who have chosen to #LiveRiveted.

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Looking for Answers Right Now?

Find the answers to your top questions in our Knowledge Base

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Looking for Answers Right Now?

Find the answers to your top questions in our Knowledge Base

On-Demand Episodes


Airstream Basecamp with Andrea Umbach

On April 18, 2020 we held the first Ask an Airstreamer session with Basecamp ambassador, Andrea Umbach. If you were unable to attend or just want to watch again - no problem! In this webinar, Andrea answers popular questions, shares insights she's learned while exploring the Pacific Northwest and beyond over the past few years. Learn all about how she packs, plans, tows, and you definitely won't want to miss her incredible adventure stories.


Airstream Globetrotter with Jim and Chelsea

The best source of knowledge is experience and Airstream Ambassadors Jim and Chelsea have lots of experience with their Globetrotter. They share lessons learned on their journey from living in Manhattan to life on the road and answer your questions. From why they chose their Airstream to what they’ve learned about packing, towing and backing, this couple is an open book of knowledge.


Airstream Classic with Tim and Ursulla

Learn how this couple went from a four-bedroom house in Southern California and two crazy demanding jobs to a full-time life of exploration on the open road in an Airstream Classic. When not in their Airstream, you’ll find Tim and Ursulla mountain biking, scuba diving, snowboarding or paddle boarding and they’ll tell you all about it.


Single-Axle Owners Roberto and Bella

Do you dream of living the nomadic life, free to follow your bliss wherever it leads? Roberto and Bella Gibbons and their two young kids spent much of the past year traveling North America in a 2017 Airstream Sport, a since-retired single-axle model akin to the Caravel or Bambi. Both of the Gibbons’ kids were infants when they undertook their first adventures with mom and dad.


Boondocking like a Pro with Five Veterans

For most of us, camping is a way to escape people and get closer to nature. Traditional campgrounds provide an excellent base for those pursuits. But for a next-level, totally immersive outdoor experience, there’s nothing like off-grid, dispersed camping - a.k.a. boondocking. In this episode of Ask an Airstreamer, five veteran Airstream boondockers share their insight on this increasingly popular way to get away from it all.


Interstate 24 + Caravel with Kevin and Melanie

Hear directly from the owners of two great Airstream products. Kevin and Melanie answer questions and share what they have learned while using their Airstream Interstate 24 and Caravel travel trailer. Kevin is especially well-versed in the towing capabilities and other technical aspects of the Interstate. Listen to all of the great tips about storage, safety, planning, budgeting, and much more in this multi-product session.


Working Remotely with Digital Nomads

If you’ve ever considered taking your life on the road full-time, you’ve no doubt hit this obstacle: Money. Adventuring is great and all, but even a nomad has to eat and pay a few bills. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to make a living from your Airstream. The better news is that a group of people who already do so are ready to share their secrets about working remotely.


How, When, and Why to Winterize

Depending on where you live or travel, winter weather can always be right around the corner. Learn how to prepare an Airstream for freezing temperatures by understanding the plumbing system and beyond.


Winter Camping with Diane & Andrea

For many Airstreamers, the season for outdoor adventuring is the warmish months of spring through fall. But as a hardy band of Silver Bullet owners will attest, there is another whole world of fun awaiting those willing to venture forth in the winter. In this episode, two veteran winter adventurers explain how things can be delightful even when the weather outside is frightfully cold.


Staying Connected on the Road

On this episode of Ask an Airstreamer, three full-time owners will share their best practices for maximizing your digital connection. Justin Champion has worked a full-time job and helped his wife start a new business while putting more than 40,000 miles on their travel trailer. Jake Kahut and Jess Ekstrom have crisscrossed America in their Flying Cloud promoting Jess’ philanthropy-driven business.


Power Systems with McKay and Ronnie

On this episode of Ask an Airstreamer, an electro-savvy Airstream Ambassador and Airstream’s top product engineer share their tips and tricks to keep the juice flowing. Ambassador Ronnie Dennis owns a Globetrotter and professionally installs solar systems on Airstreams. McKay Featherstone, is Airstream’s VP of Product Development and Engineering.

Traveling with pets in an airstream dog

Adventuring with your Pet(s)

Two Airstreamers whose personal and professional lives revolve around dogs will share their experience-based advice for traveling with your pets. Panelists Mark and Angela Hook are the owners of Stunt Puppy, a company that designs and sells human-grade gear for dogs. The Hooks, who are from New Zealand, have barnstormed America in a Basecamp named Rover to market their products at trade shows. Their companion on those travels: Reacher, a 100-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback.

A mother teaching her daughter in their Airstream

Learning Remotely

Three brand Ambassadors discuss experienced-based advice on teaching your children while adventuring. The panelists are Kina Pickett, who lives on the road full-time with his wife and two young children, and Sommer and Ryan Schwarz, who spend about half their time exploring the West with four kids in their Airstream. They provide insight on every aspect of mobile homeschooling, from setting routines and more.

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De-Winterizing Your Travel Trailer

Airstream Ambassador Brian Riley and Dan Snider, Airstream’s National Service Manager of Travel Trailers, walk through a five-step process of top-to-bottom de-winterizing. From the roof to the tires from the fridge to the water tanks, their guidance will give you a new understanding of your Airstream’s systems and ensure a safe, enjoyable season of adventure.


10 Things Every New Airstreamer Should Know

Airstream Ambassadors, Lauren and Daniel Fernandez, and Airstream Customer Council Member, Adamo Gumowski, touch on everything from tips for optimizing your Airstream’s systems to best practices for working and learning on the road to the personality traits that helped them master the art of Airstreaming.

Traci using her storage solutions to organize her Airstream RV

Organization and Storage Strategies for Your Airstream

Airstream Ambassadors Chris and Traci, who know a lot about both organizing and life on the road share storage solutions for your Airstream. Don't waste anymore valuable Airstreaming time wrangling stuff. Learn tips and tricks from a professional organizer.


Interstate Owner, Christine Miller

Interstate owner, Christine Miller, shares lessons learned, storage solutions, and insights gained during 18 months spent crisscrossing the country solo in her Touring Coach. Is the Interstate right for you? The livestream might help answer that question.


Caravel Owner, Marisa

Caravel owner, Marisa shares what she has learned from her experience as a U.S. Army officer who lives and adventures in a 2020 22-foot Caravel. She will also offer tips on the solo life, including the art of single-handed hitching and towing and how she stays safe.


Winterizing Your Airstream Part II

Because winterizing is so essential, this is our second Ask an Airstreamer devoted to the topic. On this episode, a senior Airstream service expert and a veteran Airstream owner will offer lessons and experience-based insight on how to winterize your Airstream.


Choosing the Right Airstream Travel Trailer

Find the right Airstream to serve as your personal magic carpet. Four Ambassadors will share their real-world experience and insights gleaned from their own journeys to help you discover which Airstream fits your personal travel style.


Favorite Destinations to Go in Your Airstream

You joined the Airstream life because, at heart, you are an adventurer and explorer. Broaden your adventure horizons by learning about four ambassadors' favorite destinations across the U.S.

Airstream parked at a camp site in Maine with a person getting stuff out of the outside storage on the Travel Trailer

Planning for the Upcoming Airstream Season

Planning your spring and summer Airstream trips ahead of time will give you something really fun to look forward to and also improve your chances of booking the perfect spot at your favorite destinations. On this episode, two real owners will share their top tips for effective travel and camp planning.

A man standing on a dock with his dog next to his Airstream Travel Trailer at a campsite in Key West, Florida.

How to Set Up Your Airstream Travel Trailer Campsite

The driving is done, and you’re ready for fun. But first things first — you gotta set up camp. On the next episode, Basecamp owner Ryan Ponto will offer new Airstreamers a primer on how to create a campsite that maximizes everything from the view to all the essentials you’ll need.

An Airstream Globetrotter Travel Trailer parked out a park with two campers sitting by a fire under the awning

Saving Power, Adding Adventure

Ronnie Dennis, an Airstream owner who knows Silver Bullet wiring like a doctor knows arteries, will share his insights on how to best conserve battery power. Virtually every system that touches electricity will come into this informative discussion.