Review: The Airstream Interstate 3500 EXT

It’s often said that you “can’t improve on perfection,” but the country’s oldest RV manufacturer, Ohio-based Airstream, Inc., keeps doing it with each successive model, year after year. The 24 foot long Interstate EXT surrounds you with luxurious creature comforts while still benefiting from superb mileage and economical operation. When Airstream gets together with Mercedes, you can bet the result will be a new standard in luxury. Built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and powered by a state of the art 3.0L V6 Mercedes Turbo diesel, the engine is paired with a five speed automatic and kicks out 188 horsepower. EPA est highway mileage is 18 and the fuel tank holds 26 gallons, so you can run all day without a stop if you desire. View full post…

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Airstream Maintenance: Exterior Cleaning Tips

4691131535_e1d6970274Among the many alluring qualities of an Airstream is its iconic design. Easily some of the most recognizable RVs on the road, Airstreams’ distinctive shape and aluminum bodies have remained popular since their inception in the 1930s. So, how can you keep the exterior of your Airstream looking as timeless as the brand itself? We’ve outlined some tips below to help you do just that. View full post…

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Airstream Autobahn

autobahn-page-1For comfort and luxury, the new Airstream Autobahn is the ultimate choice. This is a conversion van like no other. First, it is a marriage between Airstream, the long-time king of trend-setting campers, and Mercedes-Benz, the long-time luxury brand. Second, the Autobahn simply has more space and more functions than rivals. This eight-seat van closely mirrors the atmosphere and luxury of a private jet. View full post…

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Airstream’s New 360 Vent

New Travel Trailer Tank Vent

As any owner of an RV knows, one of the major nuisances of traveling long distances is the smell from the septic system. The smell is actually caused by hydrogen sulfide or sewer gas. Not only is the odor caused by this gas particularly unpleasant, larger concentrations also pose a potential health risk. As hydrogen sulfide is heavier than oxygen, proper ventilation of the RV is essential in order to avoid foul smells and health hazards. Most conventional RV roof vents fall short of achieving this, however, because wind resistance creates downdrafts that push the heavier hydrogen sulfide back into the holding tank. This gas accumulates, and can cause problems when it comes time to drain the tank.

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