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Welcome Back: The Airstream Globetrotter

The Globetrotter was a major model name in Airstream’s salad days, and indeed some trailers did some globe-trotting on the fabled Wally Byam caravans. In fact, the editor of this newsletter owns a  ’66 Globetrotter, whose orange/brown/white/yellow plaid upholstery still proudly proclaims its heritage. However, the model name fell out of favor for a bit, but it’s back in a big way: This ain’t your daddy’s Globetrotter anymore.

Today’s Globetrotter is a true beauty, crafted with some European design stylings that express timeless Airstream themes of symmetry and simplicity. Combine those fine lines with these features:

  • Polk® audio system with Bluetooth®
  • Samsung LED HD TVs
  • Blu-Ray™ DVD player
  • USB and 110V outlets throughout
  • Power stabilizer jacks for easy setup
  • Solar pre-wire kit for renewable power input

There are a couple of floorplans for this 27-footer, and too many other features to list, so check it out. Our editor still loves his ’66, but admits it would be nice to park it next to this new one in the yard.

ADCO’s Got It Covered

Well, if you’ve got an Airstream motorhome, they’ve got it covered. ADCO, a large manufacturer of protective RV covers, just announced a partnership with Airstream to produce a line of high-end licensed interior and exterior soft-goods to include motorhome covers, floor mats and lifestyle products. ADCO plans to develop and distribute Airstream branded products to Airstream’s dealer network within the United States and Canada as well as partner with Airstream’s Wally Byam Club. The Airstream products are expected to be widely available by Q1 2018.

Oregon’s Going to Get Their Two Bucks’ Worth

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is raising state park camping rates by $2 for some types of campsites effective Nov. 1, 2017. The rate for a typical full hookup RV site at the state’s most popular campgrounds will rise to $30 per night, and basic yurts will go from $40 to $42. Rates will also rise by the same $2 amount for deluxe yurts, basic and deluxe cabins, electric sites, and hiker-biker camping areas. Tent camping rates, currently $17–$19 per night, will not change. Additional information is available at http://bit.ly/OregonStateParksrates.

So don’t go trying to hide your Airstream under a yurt—they’ll get you either way.