Lonely Planet Writer

The new Airstream Basecamp is a compact version of an iconic classic

With its shining silver exterior and eye catching design, the Airstream trailer has become a world famous classic camper. Now, the company has released a smaller version, allowing road trip enthusiasts the chance to own a beautiful mobile home at a reduced cost and size.

The Airstream Basecamp starts at $34,900 with additional add-ons available.
The Airstream Basecamp starts at $34,900 with additional add-ons available. Image by Airstream
Modern designs mean the that Airstream Basecamp is suited to handle rougher terrains with more ease.
Modern designs mean the that Airstream Basecamp is suited to handle rougher terrains with more ease. Image by Airstream

Starting at $34,900, the Airstream Basecamp is a compact trailer with well-designed features that allow it to be used in a multitude of different ways. The trailer can sleep up to two people and has seating space for up to five passengers. It is lightweight and towable with an SUV and features an aerodynamic design that increases fuel efficiency.

The trailer is attachable to mid range SUVs, offering more choice for travel enthusiasts.
The trailer is attachable to mid range SUVs, offering more choice for travel enthusiasts. Image by Airstream
An efficient heating system is available to ensure comfort in all conditions.
An efficient heating system is available to ensure comfort in all conditions. Image by Airstream

Large wheels and tires on the vehicle tackle tougher terrain and cold-weather driving, while side skirts and flares help prevent damage from gravel and debris in rougher areas. The aluminium structure offers panoramic front window views, a solar pre-wire kit for renewable power inputs and a set up option for adding adjoining tents to the structure to sleep more people.

The Airstream Basecamp features a kitchen, a bathroom and shower as well as sleeping arrangements for two people.
The Airstream Basecamp features a kitchen, a bathroom and shower as well as sleeping arrangements for two people. Image by Airstream
The layout of the Airstream Basecamp.
The layout of the Airstream Basecamp.

The Airstream Basecamp also has an optional air conditioning unit and a state of the art heating system for colder climates. A bathroom and shower is incorporated into the design, offering some home comforts for adventurers.

The trailer also features a pre-wired solar kit for renewable energy use.
The trailer also features a pre-wired solar kit for renewable energy use.
Further sleeping areas and storage can be added on with the addition of tents.
Further sleeping areas and storage can be added on with the addition of tents. Image by Airstream

The company is currently accepting reservation requests for the Airstream Basecamp, which is expected to begin delivery and roll-out in October.