The Airstream Basecamp – built for adventure

Like his big siblings, the Basecamp is hand-made in Jackson Center, Ohio. He ties in with the credo of Airstream founder-Wally Byam – to create the most independent way of travelling and to be close to nature. A home away from home! The Airstream is designed for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The large door in the rear makes the Airstream Basecamp a multifunctional tool for the transport of sports equipment such as bicycles and canoes. In addition to the compact kitchen that comes with a 2-flame cooker, a sink and fridge, it has a spacious wet bathroom with toilet and shower. The comfortable heating and optional air conditioning ensure a pleasant climate at any time of the year. An additional door on the side ensures easy entry and exit.

Where can I see a Basecamp?

Starting Friday the 9th of June 2017 the Basecamp will be on display together with the other European models in our showroom in Merenberg – Germany. We are also open on Saturday the 10th of June from 10:00 to 16:00. Cold drinks and snacks are provided! Take the opportunity to get a personal impression of this unique vehicle.

We are looking forward to your visit!

When will the be Bascamp be available in Europe?

Due to high demand in the United States and the small niche market in Europe a factory built European model will not be offred in a foreseeable time. For those who can no longer wait, we decided to offer an import of the original US model and to convert it to European standards in our workshop.

A first vehicle is already under modification and waiting for homologation. We are currently looking at homologating the original electric brake also in Europe. As soon as this step is successfully completed, we will accept orders for the Basecamp. Lead times will then be approximately 6-8 months.

 

How much will the Basecamp cost?

We can only create a binding price list when all the conversion work and the approval of the first vehicle have been completed and all work has been recalculated. In order to give you a preliminary indication, we have compiled a provisional price list.

The basic price for our price list is the same as in the US, starting at 35,900 USD. Please refer to the provisional price list for any additional items such as transport from USA to Europe, VAT and customs fees and the conversion costs of the individual systems. If you have any questions about the individual positions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Provisional price List
Airstream Basecamp 2017 Price EUR/USD 1.08
Usd Euro
Basic vehicle US version without VAT $35,900.00 €33,241
+ 19% VAT €6,140
+ Transport USA to Germany €4,760
= Price of US version in Germany incl 19% VAT   €44,317
Conversion to EU standard
Retrofitting vehicle exterior lights €980
Conversion drawbar €740
Installation of controller for electric brakes €2,750
Conversion of electric system from 120Volt to 230 volts €1,750
Installation of 2x95A AGM Batteries €690
Conversion of LPG system to European standard €870
Tyre and rim EU standard €950
Homologation and LPG approval €850
Total cost of conversion   €9,580
Basic vehicle incl. conversion and approval €53,897
Options
Tent Rear €680
Tent side €990
Aircon €2,100

 

Which tow vehicle do I need to tow the Basecamp in Europe?

In the USA the Basecamp with its 1600 kg max weight and 180KG of tongue weight is consireded to be a lightweight vehicle. According to European standards, it is rather comaprable to a midsize caravan. The Basecamp in the modified European version will have an empty weight of approx. 1300 kg and a total weight of 1600 kg.
Tongue weight of the loaded vehicle is expected to be approx. 100 kg.
Suitable vehicles therefore need at least one towing capacity of 1600kg and a tongue weight carying capacity of 100 kg.

Great towing vehicles are: 
Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Landrover Defender, land discovery, Range Rover, Mercedes-G, BMW X5, VW Touareg, VW Amarok, Porsche Cayenne and any other vehicles with at least 1600 kg tow rating and a tongue weight capacity of 120kg.

Suitable towing vehicles are: 
Porsche Macan, VW Tiguan, BMW X3, and many other vehicles with a minimum 1600 kg towing capacity and a tongue weight capacity of 100kg.

Unsuitable towing vehicles are:
Mini, Mini Countryman, Fiat 500 and any other vehicle that is not supposed to tow a mimimum of 1600 kg or has a tongue weight capacity of less than 100kg.

Please check you tow vehicle registration papers or contact your car dealershio to find out if your vehicle is able to tow a minimum of 1600KG and to cary a tongue weight of minimum 100kg

Preliminary technical data for the European version.

Total length 515cm
Exteriour Width 215cm
Interiour height 192cm
External height 243cm
Tongue weight approx. 120KG
Empty weight approx. 1300KG
Max. Weight 1580KG
Max. payload 280KG
Fresh water 83 litres
Wastewater 109 litres
Sleeping places 2

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Preliminary technical data for the European version.

Total length 487cm
Exteriour Width 215cm
Interiour height 192cm
External height 243cm
Tongue weight approx. 120KG
Empty weight approx. 1300KG
Max. Weight 1600KG
Max. payload 300KG
Fresh water 83 litres
Wastewater 109 litres
Sleeping places 2

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