The Airstream Atlas
Airstream, Inc. has just announced the latest touring coach in their lineup: the Airstream Atlas™.
Like the Interstate, the Atlas is built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis and offers “the best of everything,” according to announcements. That’s quite a pronouncement, but there are some credentials: The Class-B motorhome includes a power slide-out room with a Murphy bed suite, Ultraleather® seating, signature high-gloss Airstream cabinetry and a 40” LED HDTV hidden on a power lift inside the credenza. Other features include a 3.2kw Cummins-Onan Quiet Diesel generator, rear bath suite with a teak shower inlay, Froli® Ergonomic Sleep System, and advanced safety features.
Translation: It is a Mercedes. And it’s an Airstream. In another word—quality.
“Our Interstate product has set the bar high, with a strong leadership position in the Class-B market; it was a natural move to expand our partnership with Mercedes-Benz and get into the B+ segment,” said Bob Wheeler, President and CEO of Airstream. “We designed the Atlas with the vision of making the best motorhome with the top features and designs that are out of reach for most builders. We’re not resting on past success, we’re building on it.”
Airstream dealers will begin receiving inventory throughout the fall and consumers may place orders for delivery in spring of 2018. The high road awaits.
RV Golf Park Gives Airstreamers Lots of Good Greens
There’s a new game in town for Airstream owners. Well, the game, golf, is old, but the opportunities for trailer travelers to take advantage of camping at lovely golf resorts across the country is new. For a yearly fee, road warriors can rest their weary bones at beautiful, quiet resort properties all over the U.S. and Canada, get discounts on golf, dining and other services, and generally enjoy the lay of the landscape at some appealing acreage.
Jim Vernes, the founder of RV Golf Club, thinks there’s some particular appeal for Airstream owners. “Airstreamers are special people who have chosen quality and uniqueness as the criteria for their chosen form of vacation home. They have made a conscious decision to be in a class of their own, so it seems natural that it would appeal to them to take a road less traveled and gravitate towards exceptional boondocking experiences. Parking at golf courses and resort hotels is far superior to crowded RV parks,” he says.
As Vernes indicates, some hotel properties are included among the golf listings. Airstreamers and other RVers are treated just like members at the properties, staffed with hospitality pros, who can also point out other local destinations and area attractions. “Airstreamers will only need to stay at one or two RV Golf Club properties to recognize the distinct atmosphere, beauty, ambiance, amenities and service, says Vernes. You can check it out at www.rvgolfclub.com