New Airstream Models Explained: Airstream Travel Trailers for 2020
My "new" 2009 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB

New Airstream Models Explained: Airstream Travel Trailers for 2020

2020 Airstream Models Explained:

Which Airstream Model Travel Trailer is best in 2020?

Airstream travel trailers are gaining in popularity as more people rediscover this iconic American RV trailer brand. But it can be confusing to understand the differences between all the Airstream models as you start to research and shop for your Airstream

Airstream has continued to build and sell their bigger and more familiar Airstream models but is now also focusing on the lightweight travel trailer market as well.

In the past several years, Airstream has expanded its Airstream model line with the purchase of Nest and the introduction of the Airstream Basecamp model travel trailer.

Current List of Airstream Models – RV Travel Trailers

Airstream Nest Travel Trailers

The Airstream Nest model is the result of Airstream’s 2016 purchase od Nest Caravans in Oregon. The Airstream Nest model has a significantly different look than the classic aluminum shell Airstream models. The Airstream Nest features a molded fiberglass shell.

The Airstream Nest has a listed length of 16′ 7″ making it slightly longer than the 16-foot Airstream Sport model. The Airstream Nest also has a base weight of 3,400 lbs, making it an attractive lightweight travel trailer.

Airstream Nest at Airstream.com

This Airstream model sleeps 2 people on an almost queen-sized bed and lists for $45,900.

We are working on a full Airstream Nest review. You can check out the Airstream Nest on the Airstream.com website

Airstream Basecamp Travel Trailers

Airstream Basecamp travel trailer

The Airstream Basecamp travel trailer model is another new Airstream model that was first introduced in 2007, but poor sales led Airstream to discontinuing this travel trailer model until 2017 when then second-edition Airstream Basecamp was launched.

The Airstream Basecamp is one of the lightest Airstream travel trailer models, weighing in at 2,585 pounds in its base configurations. That lightweight design makes the Airstream Basecamp light enough where even some cross-over vehicles can tow it safely

From Airstream.com

Check out the Airstream Basecamp at Airstream.com

Airstream Bambi Travel Trailers

The Bambi has been the nickname for the smaller Airstream models for years, but Airstream has now decided to develop an official Bambi travel trailer line. The Bambi model is another light weight single-axle travel trailer model with floor plans ranging from 16-feet to 22-feet in length.

Airstream Bambi model walkthrough from Engadget

The 16-foot Airstream Bambi trailer has a trailer weight of just 3000 lbs with propane and batteries, and a gross trailer weight of 3,500 lbs, making it another lightweight Airstream travel trailer under 4,000 pounds.

The 22-foot Airstream Bambi floor plan weighs in a little heavier with a maximum gross trailer weight (GVWR) of 5000 lbs.

Airstream Caravel Travel Trailers

The Airstream Caravel models fills out Airstream’s smaller travel trailer selections. The Caravel model offers four floor plans in lengths from 16 to 22 feet on a single-axle trailer. The Caravel stands as an upgrade from the Bambi models, adding the front aluminum rock guards and a rear polished bumper for added storage.

Airstream also has upgraded the manual hitch jack on the Bambi to a powered hitch jack on the Caravel Airstream models, along with upgraded stability jacks.

The Caravel interior also features upgraded upholstery and improved fixtures such as replacing the plastic toilet in the Bambi models with a porcelain toilet in the Caravel.

Airstream Flying Cloud Travel Trailers

The Airstream Flying Cloud is the first full series Airstream model with trailer lengths ranging from 23 to 30 feet in length. The Airstream Flying Cloud also comes in several sleeping configurations with either two twin beds or a single queen-sized bed.

The Airstream Flying Cloud was my first introduction to Airstream ownership and I’ve been living in my Airstream full-time.

Living full time in an Airstream
My 2009 Airstream Flying Cloud 23FB

Because of the multiple floor plans and sizes, the Airstream Flying Cloud has been one of Airstream’s most popular travel trailer models.

Airstream International Serenity Travel Trailers

The next Airstream model above the Flying Cloud is the Airstream International Serenity. The International Serenity Airstream model is the first of what I would consider the “higher-end” Airstream models (with the Globetrotter and Classic).

The International Serenity model offers 12 different floor plans in trailer lengths from 23 to 30 feet. Seven of the floor plans offer one queen-size bed while the other five floor plans feature two twin beds.

The Airstream International Serenity has an upgraded interior with panoramic windows as well as three different interior decor options.

Airstream Globetrotter Travel Trailers

The Airstream Globetrotter models also offer trailer lengths from 23 to 30 feet, but with just 8 different floor plans (compared to the International Serenity’s 12 floor plans). Like most other Airstream models, the Globetrotter offers either a queen-sized bed or two twin bed sleeping options.

\The Globetrotter also features Corian countertops and four different decor and interior designs include a dark walnut or natural elm cabinetry style.

Airstream Classic Travel Trailers

The top of the line Airstream model continues to be the Airstream Classic. Designed for extended trips or full-time Airstream living, the Airstream Classic comes in only two lengths, as a 30-foot and 33-foot trailer.

The 30-foot Airstream Classic features a top-of-the-line kitchen with Corianders counter tops, Kohler faucet and Baraldi refrigerator and oven.

The Airstream Classic from Airstream

The living area of the Airstream Classic models offer six different interior decors ranging from their Comfort White with Earl Grey Ultraleather to a Cognac Maple with Chestnut Ultraleather option.

Airstream continues to build upon an American classic design. The full line of Airstream models offer a configuration to fit almost any Airstream-lover’s life with the options ranging from a small 16-foot Nest and Basecamp to the luxurious 33-foot Airstream Classic.

Ever wonder why are Airstreams so expensive? We break it down and include an inside look at the Airstream production facility in Ohio.

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Let us know what your favorite Airstream model is in the comments below!

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