Airy and light, the Scandinavian-inspired wood finish on the walls and ceiling of the 2013 Airstream Eddie Bauer model bring a woodland aesthetic to the popular recreational vehicle line. Airstream collaborated in the past with Eddie Bauer, bringing consumers a utilitarian floor plan with quality embellishments characteristic of the Eddie Bauer brand. Their latest model continues this tradition with an ergonomic floor plan that takes into account potential consumers’ need for a serviceable recreation vehicle that also allows for plenty of storage of sports and camping equipment.
An innovative cargo door sets this model apart from the rest of the Airstream repertoire. Situated on the end opposite the trailer hitch, it can be opened up, allowing large items access to the interior of the trailer. When the dinette table and the foldable lounge and dining benches are all stowed, the resulting space can be used to store kayaks, fishing gear and other camping or skiing equipment during travel. This option is simply not feasible with other Airstream models, which lack the rear cargo door, making the Eddie Bauer version a smart choice for those intent on bring a lot of gear along on their adventures.
The integrated lounge area and adjoining dining nook are upholstered in an attractive and durable sage twill. The designers continued the forest-hued theme in the colors chosen for the bed’s comforter. All fabrics coordinate harmoniously with the warm tones of the wood veneer and bring an element of the outdoors inside with their sophisticated use of color. The floor is a dark-hued laminate perfect for obscuring the inevitable tracks left by muddy shoes or gear while also making clean-up a simple process.
Buyers can pick from two different floor plans with this model, a 25-foot option that has the queen bed at a right angle and a 27-foot model in which the extra two feet are added to the bedroom area, allowing the bed to face forward rather than at an angle. In the 27-foot model, the size of the wardrobe is also increased as well as adding the option to install a second LED television in the bedroom area. The trailer sleeps two to four people by simply folding the lounge area into a bed platform in addition to the queen bed.
The designers thoughtfully included an outdoor shower perfect for hosing down muddy pets, sand-covered children or mountain bike tires caked with mud. There are also tie-downs integrated into the exterior, ideal for attaching a dog leash.
Both models are eight feet wide and were designed with a high wheel base to allow for improved ground clearance while traveling off-road. The interior height is 6 feet 5 inches, while the exterior, including the air conditioner, is 9 feet 7 inches. The trailer hitch ball is 18 inches high and the full weight of the trailer comes in at 7,300 pounds for the 25-foot model, with the 27-foot model weighing 7,800 pounds.