What would you call a group of Airstreams? I settled on “Pod” because Airstreams are the sleek silvery whales of the road. And they certainly do look like a pod sitting in the sales lot in Covington, WA.
Guided by Airstream Adventures Northwest’s sales rep Linda, we toured a number of Airstreams. Including:
- 28’ International Signature 2015, Rear Bedroom, ~$94,000
- 30’ International Serenity 2016, Rear Bedroom, ~$108,000
- 30’ Flying Cloud 2015, Rear Bedroom, ~$95,000
- 30’ Flying Cloud 2016, Front Bedroom with Bunks, ~$101,000
- 30’ Flying Cloud 2015, Rear Bedroom with Lounge Chairs, ~$98,000
- 30’ Flying Cloud 2016, Rear Bedroom with Couch, ~$95,000
- 30’ Flying Cloud 2015, Rear Bedroom with Double Entry, ~$94,000
- 27’ Eddie Baur 2016, Front Bedroom, ~$96,000
Although we weren’t ready to buy, Linda was friendly and answered all our questions and offered a lot of information. The most salient points we walked away with were:
- Airstreams, especially the 28’ and 30’ ones, had a lot more room then we expected. Even the 6’3” Hitch could walk nicely in the hallway. We found it very comfortable.
- The primary difference between the types of Airstreams (International, Flying Cloud, etc) is interior decor and designs.
- The bathrooms are better than airplane bathrooms. A whole lot better, thank goodness.
- RV “Short” queen beds are five inches shorter than a normal queen bed, at 75” inches long. So if you’re taller than a Six and a quarter feet tall, you’re feet will be hanging over the edge. Hitch bearly fits on a short queen.
- Most 30’ Airstream come with two AC units. Yay!
- Showers are like closets and Hitch can barely stand inside of one.
- Linda is awesome! If you want to buy an Airstream you should buy one from her. When our time comes, we’ll close the deal with her.
Seattle Airstream Adventures Northwest
Address: 27222 Covington Way SE, Covington, WA 98042 (MAP)
Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sales Rep: Linda Henderson
Phone: (253) 639-2007
I would call them a fleet of Airstreams since the design and construction method was inspired by “airship” construction. Even the Airstream company itself calls them Land Yachts.
Trail was set on airstream from the get go. I had to do some research on them and the competition but I pretty quickly decided that they made good sense.
#1: They are sexy cool
#2: They are super well built
#3: They actually hold their value pretty well. At least much better than other RVs and Trailers.
My first concern is minimizing expenditures on the road and in many cases that means paying more up front.
Visiting the dealer my main concern was if I could stand up in them and if it felt like we could live in one full time. Aside from the shower the answer to both was yes, and I can live with short awkward contortion showers.