Airstream Interstate: How It’s Built

At Airstream, we believe it takes great people  to make great products. Since 1931, one thing has stayed the same: if you visit us in Jackson Center, you’ll experience firsthand our culture of pride and quality craftsmanship that’s apparent in every stage of building the Interstate.

How It's Built - Airstream Interstate

First, the electrical team completely preps the Interstate’s chassis and runs wiring through the floors and walls. A technician then creates holes where we’ll install more major components down the line.

We then replace several of the factory windows with tinted tilt-open windows from CR Laurence. A seven-layer substructure floor insulates the cabin and reduces road noise, and the marine-grade flooring is a solid foundation with a sophisticated look and feel that’s durable and easy to clean.

EcoBatt insulation is next. Made from recycled materials and sand, it’s sealed in by interior paneling featuring soft magic suede. Underneath, the generator, tanks and tank heater, spare tire carrier, and other critical components are installed while the vehicle is up on a lift.

Next, we install the cabinetry custom-built in our wood shop. We used extruded aluminum framing instead of the stapled wood found in other coaches. Residential-style countertops and a spacious galley make it feel like home. The furniture comes in near the end, then the final components are added - LED lighting, remote control shades, televisions, sound system and speakers, every last one of the Interstate’s more than 50 best-in-class features.

We test all down the assembly line, including a full hurricane-grade spray booth to test for leaks. At the end we do a complete quality run-through to make sure we didn’t miss anything.

The end result is a luxury touring coach with more than 50 best-in-class features built by expert craftsmen here in Jackson Center, Ohio.

The Interstate offers over 50 best-in-class standard features, perfect for those who seek the best or nothing at all. See how you can experience your next adventure in luxurious style.

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This article is one part of a video series about the Airstream Interstate Touring Coach. To read additional entries and watch more videos, click one of the links below:

Part 01: Built with the Best Materials

Part 02: Comfort

Part 03: Luxury

Part 04: Best-in-Class

Part 05: Partners with Mercedes-Benz

Part 06: How It's Built — Currently Reading

Part 07: Built to Last

Part 08: Environmental Consciousness

Part 09: Safety

Part 10: Grand Tour vs. Lounge

Part 11: Floorplans

Part 12: Storage

Part 13: Partnerships

Part 14: Easy to Drive

Part 15: Behind the Scenes