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80 Years of Airstream!

Celebrating the heritage of RVing America

RVing has long been one of America's favorite ways to travel across the country, and Airstream is perhaps the heritage brand that comes to mind when we think about adventuring the highways and backroads of North America.

 

While there are many great brands and models of recreational vehicles on the market in modern times, just about everyone in America, especially baby boomers, remember the golden days when Airstream was boss. And while times have changed since those early days, a resurgence of interest and popularity of Airstream continues 80 years after the first Airstream model rolled off the lot.

 

Airstream is America's best and oldest manufacturer of travel trailers, and those retro silver coaches are iconic on America's highways. Representative of the age-old desire to explore, these trailers are unmistakable in design with distinctive aerodynamic rounded lines and an aluminum outer skin. Airstream: 80 Years of America's Traveler celebrates the eight decades since the first Airstream graced America's highways.

 

Airstream chronicles the fascinating history of Airstream trailers through a detailed history, stories, and beautiful photography. Although its roots stretch back to 1926, the first Airstream-brand trailers were introduced in 1936, just as America was emerging from the dark days of the Great Depression. Of the 400 travel-trailer manufacturers of that era, only Airstream survived. Dubbed the "Airstream Clipper" after the first trans-Atlantic seaplane, the 1936 Airstream featured a unique lightweight aluminum body that cut down on wind resistance, improved fuel efficiency, and made for easier towing. It slept four, carried its own water supply, was fitted with electric lights, and cost $1,200. The Airstream provided travelers with a way to see the world at their leisure and in solid comfort. It was the perfect vehicle for a country emerging from a long struggle.

 

 

In the eight decades since that first Airstream, the company has produced some of the finest trailers in the world and gained a worldwide reputation as the Rolls-Royce of travel trailers. The Airstream story is one of travel, adventure, and memories that last a lifetime.

 

To commemorate 80 years of providing families with unforgettable memories and exhilarating adventures, Motorbooks has published a book called Airstream: America's World Traveler by Patrick Foster.  This beautifully illustrated book is available in bookstores nationwide and makes for a great coffee table book and a volume full of memories of the legacy of Airstream, and a look at the latest models.

 

Airstream is America's best and oldest manufacturer of travel trailers, and those retro silver coaches are iconic on America's highways. Representative of the age-old desire to explore, these trailers are unmistakable in design with distinctive aerodynamic rounded lines and an aluminum outer skin. Airstream: America's World Traveler celebrates the eight decades since the first Airstream graced America's highways.

 

Airstream chronicles the fascinating history of Airstream trailers through a detailed history, stories, and

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