EU features – What is different about the European floorplans?
The European Airstream travel trailer fleet shares the same design of body shell that makes the product distinctively and uniquely Airstream – the riveted aluminium aircraft-construction body with its curved side walls and stretch formed panels to the end shells.
The reduction in width to 7ft 6” and 8ft wide and preference for wider beds in Europe than in the US necessitated a re-think of floorplans.
Many other aspects of the construction were re-thought from the ground up, the main goal being to reduce gross weight by circa 20-30% and nose weight by 90% and more. This allows the new EU range to be towed by smaller and lighter EU tow cars.
Supporting the EU body shells is a galvanised steel chassis with overrun braking system developed with BPW of Germany, overlaid with a sandwich floor which increases insulation levels and allows the floor to span larger distances, thereby requiring fewer chassis members below.
The services specification includes EU origin electrical system, Alde wet central heating system, lighter weight joinery, slatted bases to beds and seats etc.