JACKSON CENTER, Ohio, September 2016
Airstream Introduces the NEW Basecamp



Airstream, the manufacturer of the iconic silver bullet travel trailer, today announced the launch of its newest travel trailer, the Airstream Basecamp. Handcrafted in Jackson Center, Ohio, the Basecamp is designed to re-awaken the primal instinct to experience the outdoors. The Basecamp stays true to the roots of Airstream's founder Wally Byam's Credo, which includes the mission, "To provide a more satisfying meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go."
Loaded with innovative features that will satisfy and amaze both the experienced long haul traveler and the weekend warrior who is just getting back in their adventure groove, Basecamp is the result of nearly a decade of planning. With comfort and convenience in mind, Basecamp allows campers to stop wondering and start wandering.
Built for adventure, the design characteristics and streamlined construction of Basecamp allow it to become an enabler for treks both big and small. The Basecamp is the lightest trailer in the Airstream fleet, which, combined with an aggressive departure angle, makes uneven terrain accessible and towing easier.

Other notable features of the Basecamp include:

  • Convertible rear space that was thoughtfully designed to easily adapt for eating, sleeping, lounging or storing a lot of your gear
  • Large rear cargo hatch and flexible storage space with tie downs allows for easy loading and unloading
    Bathroom with toilet and shower, including shower head pass through for convenient use in the most remote locations
  • Eating healthy on the road is easy in the kitchen which offers a cooktop, stainless steel sink and refrigerator
    Wireless Bose Bluetooth Soundlink Color speaker is perfect for adding a little music to your adventure
  • Optional additions include an enclosed patio and rear tent that seamlessly attach to the Basecamp roof track allowing you to have extra outside storage

Basecamp was designed in collaboration with Bryan Thompson, an automotive designer with more than 15 years of experience working with top global automotive brands. With a base weight of just 2,585 pounds and maximum trailer capacity (GVWR) of 3,500 pounds, Basecamp is towable with a variety of small and mid-sized SUVs and Crossovers.

When will the Bascamp come to Europe ?

Basecamp starts in the US early 2017 with an MSRP of $34,900. Taking the latest exchange rates, transport, customs duty and VAT into account the base price in Europe will start in Europe from 33.300 Euro excluding VAT.
The decission if the bascamp will come to Europe will be made based on the level of interest from European customers.





34.900 USD

33.238 €

19% VAT for Germany


6.315 €




Base Price incl. 19% VAT


39.553 €




Transport/Customs Duty


6.188 €

Conversion to EU Standard


5.950 €




Price incl. homologation in Germany


51.691 €

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Preliminary technical data of the US model.

Exterior Length


Exterior Width


Interior Width


Exterior Height with A/C


Interior Height with A/C (Entry Area)


Hitch Weight (with LP & Batteries)


Unit Base Weight (with LP & Batteries)


Maximum Trailer Capacity (GVWR) (lbs.)


Net Carrying Capacity (lbs.)


Fresh Water Tank

83 Liter

Black Water Tank (gal.)

109 liter

Sleeping Capacity







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