We’ve all seen them, glistening and sparkling in the sun next to a beautiful lake with mountains in the background. Yes, we’re talking about airstream RVs.
These silver cylinder shaped RVs have been used by both NASA and the US Air Force, and now they grace many outdoor enthusiasts’ Instagram feeds.
If you’re interested in an airstream rental, you should know that there are a few models to choose from. A fancy and luxurious airstream RV rental would be the Airstream Land Yacht. This airstream is large and has enough room to sleep up to five people. It also has plenty of storage and room to cook.
Another model is the Airstream Sport. This airstream is half the size of the Land Yacht, but still has plenty of storage and can sleep up to four people. It offers plenty of comforts, but at a lower cost.
Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.
Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.
Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.
Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.
All other types of towable trailers.
Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.
The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.
A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.
Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.
If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.
All other types of drivable vehicles.
Ins and Outs of Airstream Rentals
Just as with any RV, there are both pros and cons to airstream rentals. The biggest advantage of choosing to rent an airstream trailer is the cost. Airstreams are very affordable and cheaper to rent than many other RVs.
Another good thing about airstreams is their design. They’re aerodynamic and cut through the wind, making them glide on the road. This means that they are easier to tow than many other travel trailers.
Airstream rentals are also strong and nearly indestructible. They’re made almost like planes, with built-in aluminum panels that are riveted together. Airstreams have been known to withstand all kinds of crazy weather like sandstorms, hail storms, and snowstorms! Even so, airstream chassis are made of just wood, steel, and aluminum, making the eco-friendly and 100% recyclable.
Because of the materials used to make them, one disadvantage of airstreams is they aren’t very well insulated. This means that it will be cold if you are traveling up north during the winter.
Something else to keep in mind with airstreams is weight distribution. You have to be careful and always remember to put down the landing gear when you’re not hitched or the airstream could fall backward.
Another negative aspect of an airstream RV rental is that some older models are very narrow. This means that walking around inside can be a little uncomfortable for two or more people.
Rent an Airstream on Outdoorsy
Ready to rent an airstream? Outdoorsy’s peer-to-peer rental platform makes it easy to find people wanting to rent out their airstreams.
Using Outdoorsy’s RV search, enter a city and dates you’re interested in. You can then use the filter to search specifically for airstream RVs by typing in “airstream” in the keyword search.
Start planning your trip today with Outdoorsy. You’ll find the perfect airstream and before you know it, you’ll be off on the adventure of a lifetime!
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