One question I am asked fairly often is this, “How do you like your Airstream?” I’ve written more objectively about why you should buy an Airstream. I’ve also written about some things I don’t like about my Airstream. But until now, I’d not written a blog entry about why I personally love my Airstream Trailer.
No Place Like Home
I love my Airstream foremost because it is my home. I’ve been living in her now for 18 months and she’s kept me safe, comfortable, and happy all this time. So take anything else I say with that in mind. I have an emotional attachment to my trailer because it is where I live, work, and spend time with my lovely wife and fuzzy kitties.
Built to Last
I have a great deal of confidence in the durability and quality of my Airstream. Not everything was perfect when we got her. There were kinks to work out to be sure. We had a yellowjacket invasion, door trouble, jack malfunctions, and other misadventures early on. I was warned this happens with every new trailer and we prepared for it by staying close to the dealer for our first month of living in the trailer. But compared to the stories I read of other new trailer owners of other brands, I feel very lucky. Our problems were all fairly minor issues and never took us off the road to deal with.
We have been through some crazy storms with wind, lightning, hail, and enough rain to soak you in a second. We’ve been warm and dry inside our Airstream through it all. Not so much as a drop of water has gotten inside through anyplace it is not supposed to. We have been in some scorching heat and some freezing cold. Neither has caused us any trouble. Wherever we have been good to our trailer, she’s been good to us.
The Airstream is very easy to tow. The aluminum body and compact design means that it is both lighter than traditional trailer’s its size and more streamlined as well. All that makes for easier towing and less nail biting when we come up on a low overpass. They are the most stable trailers on the market due to being bottom heavy compared to other brands. I feel safe and confident towing my Airstream in a range of circumstances. It also means we can move our home without having a truly monster truck. Our Dodge 1500 does the job very nicely.
To each their own, but I am not a fan of the most popular interior style I see in other trailer brands. The dark wood cabinets and country kitchen aesthetic doesn’t do much for me. Our International is full of gleaming chrome and sleek shiny bamboo. It is bright, cheerful, and modern looking to my eyes. Of course, the outside is really a kind of retro style, but when they were created that style was really harkening to the future, and I still find the sleek shiny aluminum surface to feel both modern and beautiful, especially when compared to the design of other trailer brands. Only some of the highest end Class As give me that same sense of styling and craftsmanship when I look at them.
Built for Comfort
There are some things along these lines I could do with more of, but overall, I find the airstream very comfortable. The bed is lovely and I sleep soundly in it. The couches are nice. The appliances all work great. The awnings are first class. And the windows, ah the windows are wonderful. When all the blinds are up, and you are parked in a great setting, you can almost feel like you are sitting or sleeping outside. It’s fantastic.
That’s All Folks
I think that about sums it up. I am comfortable and happy in my modern trailer. It’s easy to tow and park. And I’m confident it is going to last long into the future. But most of all, it is my home wherever I go in the big wide world with my lovely wife.