2015 Airstream Classic: The Same, but Better
New Kitchen Headlines Improvements
Much to the delight of wanderers and overlanders everywhere, Airstream’s Classic travel trailer has been updated for 2015. The iconic silver-bullet shape remains, but under that aluminum skin lie plenty of improvements, many of which were requested by current Airstream enthusiasts.
“We don’t update the Airstream Classic very often,” said Bob Wheeler, Airstream’s President and CEO. “But when the world's most passionate customers come to you with great ideas, you listen.”
Because customers requested a homier environment inside their trailers, the 31-foot trailer includes cherry cabinetry and Corian countertops in the kitchen, with stainless- steel appliances and the largest refrigerator currently offered in an Airstream. The new floor plan also allows for a power adjustable queen bed that slides out of the way somewhat to provide more floor space in the bedroom. Additionally, the Classic has redesigned air ducts that hide within the trailer’s unique curves to provide travelers with uniform ventilation throughout the interior.
The new Classic also features LED lighting, which requires less energy but still produces more light than incandescent or fluorescent lighting. A new marine-grade Polk audio system complements the upgraded furniture to provide a cozy atmosphere, and the trailer features more windows than before. Powered stabilizer jacks keep everything level and even-keeled.
According to Airstream, the Classic fits in with company founder Wally Byam’s ethos to improve the experience, rather than completely change it. That philosophy is evident in nearly everything Airstream makes, as all of its pull-behind travel trailers still feature the same riveted aluminum that made Airstream a household name in road travel.