World famous for its iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer and touring coaches, for generations, the word Airstream has sparked wanderlust in people wishing to hit the open road. And while the company has definitely moved with the times, it hasn’t forgotten what first made it popular.
With that in mind, two of its most beloved and iconic single-axle models, Bambi and Caravel, first created in the 1960’s, have just been relaunched for the modern traveller. ‘Bambi’ has been a nickname for Airstream travel trailers for decades and earned that moniker on the famous Cape Town to Cairo Airstream caravan trip through Africa led by company founder Wally Byam. Since then, Airstream has given the ‘Bambi’ nickname to all single-axle travel trailers to denote their light, nimble size. Now, the brand is officially giving the Bambi name its own line of travel trailers.
The first Caravel travel trailer was created to showcase lightweight, small-space design. The Caravel’s name is a nod to Wally’s love for the sea and sailing. The new model blends the look and feel of larger Airstreams with a sleeker package. It also offers panoramic windows, optional matching window awnings, a rear bumper, stainless steel rock guards and increased storage capacity.
“When it comes to our travel trailer line-up, we have set the bar in regard to design, quality craftsmanship, and staying true to our brand heritage – Bambi and Caravel are no exception,” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. “We wanted to honour our roots while offering design-forward, accessible, easy-to-tow travel trailers that will inspire new or experienced consumers to explore the world one highway at a time.”
Complete with modern floor plans, the Bambi and Caravel models are now the company’s smallest and easiest to tow trailers, available in 16ft, 19ft, 20ft and 22ft layouts. The Bambi starts at $48,900 and the Caravel starts at $60,900.
More information is available at the official Airstream website.
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