If you are looking for Airstream resources on the internet, you are in luck. Rivet Heads love their trailers and as a result, there are many great communities online who have created lots of fantastic resources.
This is the largest airstream group on facebook with more than 14K members. The posts are almost all advice and expressions of joy for airstream ownership. If you use facebook and want to see some airstream love in your feed, join on up. Be aware there are rules in place to keep the discussions focused on Airstreams and free of spam or fighting between members. They do a great job keeping it positive and helpful.
Wally Byam Caravan Club International
Wally Byam is pretty much the father of the Airstream brand and he was dedicated to a life of adventure and travel. His Airstream caravans are the stuff of legend and this spirit lives on in the WBCCI. One of the primary activities of the club is arranging for Airstream caravan events. The club is divided into regional chapters, each with their own events and website. The WBCCI site has a number of informational articles, maps and other goodies you may find handy. You can read their magazine on the site as well.
If you are looking for help from the community or just want to chat about Airstream stuff, Air Forums is a good bet. They are the largest and most popular Airstream Forum site on the net. Searching their history of posts can turn up innumerable bits of advice on nearly any make or model. And you can always post a new question and get answers from folks who have decades of Airstream experience.
Airstream’s official website has a number of useful features beyond checking out the newest models and getting in touch with a dealership. They have some great historical information about the company, as well as a historical archive of airstream manuals and documentation. If you want to know the exact specifications for older and newer models, it’s a great place to go. You can find those under the Service section of the website. Airstream is also very responsive to contacts made through their website and I’ve had quite a few questions answered this way when doing research for articles. It is also one of the best places to look for service centers that will do warranty work.
This site is dedicated to vintage airstreams and has a few really nice features. One that I really like is the photo archive where you can find pictures of specific make/model/year airstreams. They also feature a lot of how to articles and other useful resources for those looking to buy or work on a vintage airstream. It seems to be the central hub of vintage Airstream Enthusiasts.
If you are looking to buy or sell a used Airstream this is the place to start. There are always new ads going up and the search features are easy to use. Even if you are not looking to buy or sell, it can be a lot of fun just to browse the adds looking at various models and customizations that people have done on their Airstreams. Also, if you are looking for pictures of older airstreams, this site is a bonanza.
This site is part of a larger RV parts network and has a large selection of parts, as well as Airstream themed decorations and accessories for sale. If you want an airstream branded dog bowl, a replacement tail light, or an airstream Christmas ornament, you can find it here.
While they are not exclusive to Airstreams the bulk of their offerings are Airstream related. For variety and quality, I like them a bit better than Airstream Supply. In addition to selling refurbished and reclaimed parts, they also manufacture their own replacements for parts that commonly break. As a result, you can get some very hard to find pieces at a very reasonable price. They also are a great place to shop for Airstream themed gifts.
If you want to find something unique for yourself or another Airstream lover, Etsy has a lot of offerings from craftspeople all over the world. You can find things that are truly unique and wonderful there and Airstreams seem to appeal to folk artists and other generally creative people.
If you want to find cool pictures of airstreams, this link is your best bet. Flicker is great at highlighting the coolest and most interesting images for just about anything. It tends to be better than a google image search in finding fun stuff to look at or inspire you. That said, if you want to know what you are looking at, Vintage Airstream and Airstream Classifieds are great resources.
maybe also an interresting airstream site in Europe:
Is there a way to find someone who does repairs in the south east? We had a leak in our 31′ Airstream on our last trip and it flooded the floors. Hubs took up the floor to dry it out, but it is evident there was water damage to the dinette, from previous owner. We will need to replace flooring and dinette seating. But finding someone to do the work has been a challenge.
“Airstream” was one of the worst phases of my childhood: as my old man (then father) bought it as a possession of interest. Only used it once, as a family interest. And once for self-interest. As long as he was a father during I had childhood. Another one of his possessions that he barely used. The “Four Star” camper (for pickup trucks) was used for family purposes more than the Airstream. Anyone remember of “Four Star”? Before the time of carbon fiber came into the market. The time when luxury cars with powerful engines were pulling the Airstreams.
Back in time the max Airstream was 31 foot.
Sorry to hear Airstream doesn’t bring good memories for you, that’s a shame. I think I’m a bit too young to remember Four Star campers. I’ve seen the pics of big sedans towing Airstreams. They used to be a bit lighter pre-1970s due to a narrower body and fewer amenities inside. Towing safety standards were also less stringent. I’m all for the safety standards, but it would be cool to see Airstream produce a line that’s focused on being lightweight.
We own a 2017 Airstream Interstate Lounge Extended travel van. The blinds have never worked consistently.
We took it back to the dealer where we purchased it. They got them working for a few months. Now not operating again. Any help?
Hi Hitch – we are waiting for our Airstream to arrive from Ohio and hope to hit the road with it early September. We love the National Parks, but do you know of a really great RV campground resource? I bought a couple of books, I have apps, but we were told there may be an Airstream recommended resource. Doesn’t have to be strictly Airstreams, just beautiful and reliable. We are pumped to be part of the club!
Hi Karen, Thanks for the question.
I’m not sure of any specific resource for that. Most of the time I tend to use Google to check out campgrounds. I make a shortlist of the ones in locations I like, then I check out the reviews, prices, and availability. Campgrounds come and go so a book or the like isn’t the best bet. If you are in a campground club-like Passport America or Good Sam, they will have a website for finding member campgrounds. Both are a pretty good way to save some money on bookings. I’ve never seen a campground that doesn’t allow airstreams or isn’t equipped to handle them. They generally are easier to accommodate than other larger RVs. There are a handful that specifically cater to Airstreams, but not enough that you can reliably find one near where you want to go.
Safe and happy travels,
Don’t forget http://www.AirstreamMarketplace.com! 🙂
Thanks Alice. I should update this article to make sure all the links are still good and see what’s new.
You are towing a 30 foot AS with a 1500 Ram What hitch are you using. I want to tow a 28 foot AS with a 2015 Chev P/U with towing package.
Hi Ron, thanks for the question. We were using a Blue Ox weight distributing hitch like this one: https://amzn.to/36icKZV
It was perfectly reliable. I found it a little awkward to hitch and un-hitch due to its weight, but there was no denying its durability and strength.
i have purchased a 2012 mercedes sprinter airstream interstate and want to connect with owner groups!!! how do i do it??
My advice is to make an account on Airforums and ask around there. It’s pretty much the hub of Airstream networking.
I am looking for a owners manual for a 1961 Airstream Overlander. My husband just bought one and is going to do a total renovation and would love some help with the electrical.
I think I found that for you.
Here is Airstream’s manual archives page if the link above doesn’t work for you.