Airstream’s Year in Review: Our Favorite Stories from 2023

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As 2023 comes to a close – and as Airstream looks ahead to its ninety-third year as an iconic American company – we’re looking back on our favorite stories from this past year. From launching our most powerful off-grid trailer ever to partnering with exciting brands on innovative product enhancements, 2023 was one of the most influential and exciting years in Airstream history. 

If you’re a regular reader of our email newsletters – The Rivet and The Drive – you know that each month we publish a variety of stories on our blog at These stories run the gamut from in-depth product information about our newest travel trailers and touring coaches to stories about how to make the most of your Airstream adventures. If you’re in the market for a new Airstream, our blog, newsletters, and social media channels are the perfect way to discover more about our innovative products. And if you’re a longtime owner, you’ll find tons of great resources – from Airstreamer-approved travel guides to how-to guides and information about our newest custom products available at Airstream Supply Company.

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Our Favorite Airstream Stories from 2023

Trade Wind is Airstream’s Most Powerful Off-Grid Trailer Ever 

With 600W of rooftop solar panels, an internally stored 810Ah heated lithium battery bank, and a standard 3000W inverter, the Airstream Trade Wind™ Travel Trailer enables you to extend your travels and prolong your stay like never before. From its powerful off-grid potential to new features, gorgeous decor, and luxurious amenities, Trade Wind is a thrilling and noteworthy addition to the Airstream fleet. 

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Airstream Charts Innovative Course with the Studio F. A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer 

Airstream teamed up with the iconic design house to envision what the future of camping might look like. The result is a conceptual design that addresses the changing world of outdoor recreation. The design includes a pop-up roof for additional headroom and a lowering suspension that makes it possible to store the trailer inside a standard garage. And when it comes to style, the Studio F. A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer is a work of art. While still just a conceptual design, innovative design experiments like this pave the way for future innovation in our main model lines. 

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REI Co-op and Airstream Partner on New Special Edition Basecamp 20X 

After the success of our first collaboration in 2022, Airstream teamed up with REI Co-op to launch an expanded 20-foot floor plan of the REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp this year. With sustainable design at its heart and innovative features like a recirculating water heater and UV LED water filtrations – plus dedicated sleeping and eating areas made possible by the expanded floor plan – the REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp is the perfect way for families to get closer than ever to the action. 

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Nimble, Maneuverable, and Adventure-Ready: Meet the Airstream Interstate 19X Touring Coach 

Our adventurous family of motorized touring coaches expanded this year with the introduction of the Interstate 19X – a 19-foot version of our rugged, adventure-ready Interstate 24X. Easy to drive, easy to maneuver through parking lots, and able to fit in most standard parking spaces, Interstate 19X delivers big adventures in a small footprint. 

Meet Interstate 19X

An ariel shot of the Airstream 19X Touring Coach parked next to a lake with a couple sitting by a campfire at night.Her Way and the Highway Season 2 Highlights Airstreaming Women 

Our series devoted to women who hitch up and tow continued this year with Season 2. Highlighting the founding members of Stella’s Sisters – an intra-club organization in the Airstream Club International – we dove into inspiring stories about women who have discovered the joy of traveling solo and meeting up with like-minded women to travel together. 

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Step Inside Airstream’s Touring Coach Production Facility with Our New Virtual Tour 

Our video tour takes you inside Airstream’s sprawling Touring Coach Production Facility where we build our luxurious Mercedes-Benz® touring coaches. Learn how we prep each Sprinter van chassis and upfit the interior with iconic Airstream craftsmanship as you travel down the production line in this in-depth overview. Then, schedule your own in-person tour to see this incredible manufacturing process for yourself. 

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Airstream Offers New Downloadable Comparison Guides to Help You Discover Your Perfect Camper

Over the course of 2023, we introduced four new comparison guides that dive into the details that set individual models apart. From discovering the similarities and differences between our dual-axle travel trailers to seeing side-by-side comparisons of our 24-foot Interstate lineup, these comparison guides are excellent tools for helping you find the perfect Airstream for your travel lifestyle. 

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Iconic Craftsmanship: How Airstream Uses Technology and People Power to Track Quality

From 21st-century technology to track issues as they spring up, to in-depth dealer, service, and production training aimed at delivering the best customer experience possible, Airstream has invested in continuously improving how we build and service our products. Discover the new tools and techniques we’ve brought to our manufacturing process, and learn how Airstream is working hard to deliver the very best quality in the RV industry in our new video. 

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Advice from Seasoned Airstreamers on Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Start Your Own Airstream Adventure 

If you’re on the fence about starting your own Airstream adventure, take it from those who’ve gone down the road before you. From full-timers who sold everything and hit the road and families taking their kids on the adventure of a lifetime, to retirees who wish they would have taken the plunge sooner, we talked to Airstreamers about how they came to the momentous decision to seize the day and make their travel dreams come true.

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Bring Alumination Home with New Streaming Options for this Independent Documentary Film About the History of Airstream 

Alumination is an independently produced documentary feature film about the history of Airstream and the life of our founder, Wally Byam. Produced by filmmaker Eric Bricker over the course of almost a decade, Alumination is a love letter to the spirit of adventure and an unprecedented look at the genius of Wally Byam as he developed the world’s most iconic RVs. Now available to stream at home, Alumination is an enlightening look at this heritage American brand.

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