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Posts for Airstream Category

Why Are Airstreams So Expensive?

We get a lot of compliments on our Airstream as we travel around the country. They are striking trailers and they have a very good…

Picking a Tow Vehicle for an Airstream Trailer

When we decided to hit the road, Trail knew she wanted an Airstream. What we weren't so sure about was what vehicle should we tow…

Are Airstreams Worth the Price?

Admittedly, as an Airstream owner, I'm biased on the topic. I love my Airstream. So, for me, It absolutely is worth what I paid for…

60-Day Airstream Maintenance

When we first got our 2016 Airstream International Serenity nearly three years ago I spent a few days pouring over the manual. When I reached…

Your Airstream Toolkit

Airstreams are unique trailers. Their aerodynamic aluminum bodies, large windows, and unusual construction means caring for them requires the right tools. Let's take a look…

Airstream Gifts for $30 or Less

So its time I fessed up: I'm behind on my blog posts. I wrote this particular post ages ago and revised it for this coming…

Airstream Kitchen Basic Tools for the Foodie

Cooking in an Airstream kitchen is about as small as they come. But that won't stop me because I'm also a bit of a foodie…

Buying an Airstream: Getting the best deal

Buying an Airstream can be a big purchase. They are one of the most expensive travel trailers you can buy and they hold their value…

Airstream Zip Dee Awning Repair

When we purchased our Airstream we got a good deal by buying one ordered by another customer who backed out of the deal. Lucky for…

Slippery Slopes and Airstreams

This is a short lesson in hitch safety that we discovered the hard way. After more than 20 months of traveling, we got a serious…

Visiting the Mothership: Airstream Headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio

For Trail and Hitch, it was the first time we'd been to Jackson Center Ohio. For our Airstream, the Yamato, it was returning home. This…

Choosing an Airstream Trailer

Perhaps you have considered many brands or perhaps you always had aluminum dreams and it's Airstream or bust for you. However you came to the…

Airstream Factory Terraport: Jackson Center OH

There are not many reasons to travel to Jackson Center Ohio apart from it being where Airstreams are made. But if you do swing through,…

How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?

A good number of people are asking "How Much Do Airstreams Weigh?" and ending up at TrailAndHitch.com so I felt it would be good to…

Airstream Love

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…

Leveling Your Airstream

When we bought our Airstream from the dealership they gave us a tiny little bubble level and a bit of advice. "Getting your trailer level…

Picking a Hitch for Your Airstream Trailer

One thing I found challenging when going on the road was figuring out what kind of hitch I needed to buy. I had no experience…

Trail and Hitch vs. Cranky Jack

It has been a while since our intrepid crew has faced off against our old adversary, the Atwood 3000 power jack. Our last encounter was…

10 of the best websites for Airstream Fans

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…

5 Things I Don’t Love About my Airstream

Don't get me wrong, I love my trailer which is my home and castle. The list of things I love about my Airstream is a…

Airstream & RV Humidity Management

Our 2016 Airstream 30-foot International Serenity comes with a manual entitled, “Recreation Vehicle Owner’s Guide to Moisture Management.”  When an Airstream becomes too damp, it…

Preventing a Wasp Invasion in Your Airstream

Last year, Hitch and I decided to stay in the South King County area to spend Thanksgiving with friends and to see our families for…

Airstream Security and Safety

Of the two of us, Trail is the one with a talent for worrying. She is good at imagining what could go wrong in life…

RV Electricity Basics

For a person who's livelihood was rooted in computers, I knew very little about electricity. Early in our RV adventure, we did some mooch-docking with friends,…

RV Tire Pressure

Whether you have a truck and trailer or a motorhome tire blowouts are one of the most common causes of RV road accidents. Keeping your…

Why Buy an Airstream?

If you are shopping for a trailer or RV there are lots of options out there. Trail and I decided early one that we would…

Trail & Hitch vs The Fading Furnace

We were staying in Williams, Arizona, just 1 hour outside of the Grand Canyon South Rim and this is the moment when our Airstream furnace…

Raiders of the Lost Airstream

You may recall the time we trapped ourselves in the Airstream. Well, we did it again. This time, I sprung the trap and managed to…

We Locked Ourselves in Our Airstream

Every RV has its own "special qualities" that you get to know better and better as you travel with it. Everyone can imagine that an…

Airstream Repairs

“Les Petit Soucis” which I think means “The Small Problems.” Hitch and I decided to stay through Thanksgiving for a few main reasons:  One, to…

Hitch vs Hitch: The Fountain of the Foul

When we bought our Airstream we were given a lengthy introductory tour by a member of the service department, himself a longtime Airstream owner and…

Trail and Hitch vs The Immovable Implement

[caption id="attachment_263" align="alignright" width="200"] Atwood 3000 Power Jack[/caption] On a blustery Autumn morning, Trail (Anne) and I found ourselves once again with full sewage tanks…

New Home Acquired: Airstream International

On October 19th we took possession of our new home, a 2016 30' Airstream International Edition Serenity with Oyster Trim. We are calling it The…

Six Things To Do Before You Go Full-Time RV

Hello, I'm Trail (AKA Anne).  I'm a Web Dev freelancer with a loving husband and two adorable cats. Hitch (AKA Sigfried), my husband, is a…