If you’re a fan of the Airstream but can’t bring yourself to commit to the “silver bullet” yet, you’ll love the adorable and compact Basecamp. The brand new Basecamp is the lightest travel trailer to join the Airstream family, and it promises all the fun of travel independence with a smaller footprint. Each handcrafted travel trailer is outfitted with luxury amenities and is light enough to be towed by a variety of small and mid-sized SUVs and crossovers.
Developed over the course of nearly a decade in collaboration with automotive designer Bryan Thompson, Basecamp was created for both the weekend warrior and the experienced long haul traveler. Like the original Airstream, the compact travel trailer is built with a sleek aerodynamic exterior rugged enough to withstand the elements and diverse terrain. “With its lighter weight and easier towing experience, Basecamp is a fully-loaded adventure waiting to happen,” said Airstream CEO and President, Bob Wheeler. “All you need to do is head out and decide whether to go right or left at the end of your driveway.”
In spite of its small size, the Basecamp can accommodate a variety of functions. The convertible rear space can be adapted for eating, sleeping, lounging, or storage. The kitchen includes a cooktop, stainless steel sink, and fridge. A bathroom is also onboard with a toilet and shower. A large window wraps around the rear side for panoramic views of the landscape. A wireless Bluetooth speaker is also integrated into the design. The base model weighs 2,585 pounds and has an MSRP of $34,900. Optional additions include an enclosed patio and rear tent that seamlessly attach to the Basecamp roof track.
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