Basecamp was designed for the traveler who’s as instinctive as they are adventurous. Since the re-release a few years ago, the award-winning Basecamp has claimed the position as Airstream’s top-selling travel trailer model. The sleek 16-foot trailer is light enough to tow with an SUV or small truck, accommodate life on the road or weekend trips, and spacious enough to relax after a long day with all the essentials you need, like a full kitchen and restroom.
The all-new Basecamp 20 has everything you need in an efficient size for a small group to enjoy themselves. Although there have been design and interior decor updates introduced since the initial launch in 2016, there was something missing from the Basecamp – the ability to bring more people. Airstream is a company built on the concept of community, kinship, and learning through life’s experiences no matter where the road may take you. With the 2021 model year release of the Airstream Basecamp 20, there’s an even bigger list of reasons to steer towards our most adventure-ready floor plan to date.
The Standard and X-Package
By listening to the feedback and understanding the needs of our customers, Airstream continuously makes product improvements in between model years to stay ahead of the curve in innovative design. An example of this is the expansion of the Basecamp 16 features with the “X” package. The Basecamp 16X was introduced as a response to needing to go further off the trail and journey to less crowded locations. With larger off-road tires, rock guards, and front window protection, the improvements did just that for the original Basecamp. Now we’re launching the Basecamp 20 and Basecamp 20X, with both packages available at the same time this summer.
Which Additional Features does the Basecamp 20X Include?
For those moments where the asphalt turns to dirt or you have your eye on the perfect campsite but just need to go a little further off the trail, the Basecamp 20X is the solution. The X-package features a lift kit, larger Goodyear off-road tires and stylized wheels, stainless steel front stone guards, and tinted window guards. Also, due to the size of the lift kit and tires, we have added a double step to the main entry door to make getting in and out of the Basecamp 20X easier.
Bigger Floor Plan Features
The Airstream Basecamp 20 answers the call of adventure for an easily towable, sleek, and stylish trailer that can seriously haul some gear while bridging the gap between asphalt and dirt without hesitation. This floor plan isn’t just longer – it’s also taller and wider than the Basecamp 16. By extending the floor plan by four feet and reconfiguring the layout, the space feels significantly larger and serves the needs of the modern nomadic family.
Convertible Front U-Shaped Dinette
Encapsulated at the front of the Basecamp 20 with the panoramic windows is the all-new U-shaped dinette. This seating space allows for comfortable lounging for up to 4 adults with room to spare. The tabletop is designed to swivel completely around without thumping into anybody sitting around the dinette. This feature also allows for quick entry and departure from the seating area from either side without having to have the whole gang stand up each time somebody needs to access the fridge or sink.
By having a large dinette that can seat multiple people, it means that owners can keep the rear bed set up throughout the day and still have a space to sit down to enjoy a meal, knock out work emails, or socialize with guests.
Doubling up as an additional bed in just two simple steps, the convertible dinette can be transitioned into a sleeping area or lounging space. No matter what the end goal is, the transition only takes about 30 seconds to complete.
Basecamp 20 Galley
By designing an updated dinette at the front of the Basecamp, it meant that the kitchen appliances needed a new place to call home. Unlike the Basecamp 16 which had the entire kitchen situated at the front of the travel trailer, the Basecamp 20 has the kitchen counter, cabinets, sink, and range top across the hallways from the wetbath in the galley.
The updated, bigger all-electric refrigerator and optional microwave are conveniently located in between the dinette and galley. The space saving engineering of stacking the refrigerator and microwave also opened the opportunity for additional storage spaces next to the convertible dinette. If the optional microwave is not selected, the space then becomes another storage location above the refrigerator.
A Larger Convertible Rear Bed
With the same number of convertible options as the Basecamp 16, the Basecamp 20 offers an ultra-flexible space that can be used as an open floor for tossing in gear or bikes, half beds from the sides or front to back, as well as a massive complete bed that measures 82 in x 78 in.
By having more length to work with throughout the entire floor plan, we were able to extend the flexible seating and sleeping area in the back of the interior.
Additional 2021 Basecamp Updates
- More storage options throughout the interior
- Exterior shower with hot and cold water
- Upgraded continuous and tankless hot water heater
- Individual fresh water, gray water, and black water tanks with black tank flushing system
- Airstream Connected pre-wire
Take a Tour with General Manager of Travel Trailers, Bryan Melton
With the introduction of the Basecamp 20 and Basecamp 20X to our model line, the existing models are now known as Basecamp 16 and Basecamp 16X, creating no shortage of options for those who are looking for the perfect towable travel trailer that can be towed behind just about any mid- to full-size SUV or truck. The same interior decor options (Forest Ridge, Red Rock, and Glacier Lake) will carry over into the Basecamp 20 models.
Learn more about the Basecamp 20, view additional photos or download the digital brochure.