Looking to rent a trailer? Few trailers stand out like an Airstream. Their sleek design and shiny silver skin set them apart from every other towable on the road. Airstream travel trailers have been turning heads for more than 75 years, and it’s no wonder why people love them. These rigs even have their own category of RV gear and SWAG for those who roll in aluminum.
Find out why the Airstream is one of the most loved travel trailers on the market with our six reasons to rent an Airstream for your next RV adventure.
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1. Airstreams are easy to tow
The sleek outer body of an Airstream is not just for show; it’s also aerodynamic. Airstreams have less drag from wind than most other travel trailers. Airstreams are also considerably lighter than other trailers of their size because of the all-aluminum body. The aerodynamics and lighter weight make Airstreams easier to tow in just about every way. You can climb hills easier, experience less trailer sway, maneuver in smaller spaces, break faster, accelerate quicker, and maintain a safe driving speed.
Airstreams also typically have lower clearance than a lot of other trailers. So when you rent an Airstream, there are fewer worries about low overhangs or snagging up on tree branches along a narrow drive. The lower center of gravity also means the trailer is more stable turning, and the rig rocks around much less when parked during strong winds.
All of this also translates to better fuel economy. By some estimates, your fuel economy can be up to 20% towing an Airstream compared to pulling a conventional box trailer. This can save you money on overall RV trip costs.
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2. You get to bring your SUV or truck along, too
The great thing about renting an Airstream travel trailer is that you can park it at your camping spot and then use the tow vehicle to explore your environment. With a motorhome, you either are very limited in where you can drive it, or you have to tow an extra car along with you. Trucks and SUVs with a towing capacity between 5,000 and 7,500 pounds will safely tow most Airstreams, and a rugged tow vehicle makes it even more fun to explore the back-country. Check out some of the amazing driving adventures you can have while renting an Airstream from Outdoorsy. If you don’t have a tow vehicle, don’t worry! Outdoorsy rents out both Airstreams and tow vehicles. If you rent a trailer, it’s a good idea to make sure you know whether a tow vehicle is included in your rental.
3. Airstreams have a great interior
Airstreams are something of a luxury brand among trailers. The higher-end quality means that more attention is paid to both the interior styling as well as the quality of the fixtures and appliances. In an Airstream rental, you may find the faucets and other details are a step up from the ones you have at home. Airstream interiors are designed to give you a sense of peace and tranquility, an escape from the harshness of the wilderness, and the clutter of day-to-day living. The Airstream travel trailers also have lots of windows compared to many other trailer brands, and nearly all of them can be opened. More windows mean that renters can have a panoramic view of nature while snuggled up indoors.
4. Airstreams are good looking
The shiny reflective surface and pleasing shape of an Airstream are just plain attractive. They reflect the colors of the environment around them, almost blending in despite standing out. It may seem like a small thing, but returning to your camp after a long day of adventure and finding your Airstream rental to be a beautiful addition to the scenery is a real joy. Since the exterior is aluminum, renters will often comment on how beautiful reflections look on the rig. Just look at this 2020 Airstream Flying Cloud walkthrough!
Video source: Airstream Adventures
5. Airstreams are durable
Airstreams are widely known for their durability and performance. With proper care and upkeep, they can last decades. In fact, an estimated 65% of every Airstream trailer ever sold is still in service. Considering that they’ve been around since 1935, this is a remarkable statistic.
Even if you’re taking the rig out for a weekend, renters can rest assured that the RV will hold up. And don’t think you have to rent the latest year model to have a great time— even older Airstreams are a blast!
6. An Airstream is a great conversation starter
Airstreams inspire a lot of loyalty among those who own them and interest among those who don’t. If you arrive at a campground in an Airstream rental and you are out and about at your campsite, there is a decent chance someone will strike up a conversation about it. So, if you want an icebreaker that will help you meet your fellow campers, renting an Airstream works like a charm.
Want to find an Airstream for rent? Grab an Airstream on Outdoorsy and hit the road this weekend!