Quick News – 2/3/2015

How much fun was ‘Fiesta?!

Airstreamers at Alumafiesta
Alumafiesta attendees sporting the 2015 Alumafiesta t-shirts

Alumafiesta week just concluded, and what a week it was. After starting each day with morning yoga, attendees had so much to choose from! Offsite excursions included the Colossal Cave Ladder tour—not for the faint of heart! Cyclists enjoyed an urban bike ride; creatives learned the art of block printing and plein air painting. Truly something for everyone made for a terrific time in Tucson!

Be sure to see photos of the fun on Facebook, and register soon for the next Alumaevent:
Alumaflamingo Feb. 24—Mar. 1
Alumapalooza May 26—31
(Alumapalooza logo t-shirts are only $10 each with adult registration through February 28)
PTX Ontario July 14—19

Last chance to register for Alumaflamingo!

We hope we’ll see you in sunny Sarasota this month! Online registration ends February 15, 2015, and take it from us, you’ll want to register for Alumaflamingo in advance. (Those who have already registered will be given priority, while those arriving without a registration receipt will experience a wait to get checked in.) Sign up now and proceed directly to your site in Sarasota!

Coming in July: PTX—The Performance Towing Experience

Take your Airstream to the limit at the only on-track towing event in North America at the Performance Towing Experience (PTX) in Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada, July 14-19, 2015.

Airstream on Road Course
Improve your towing skills at PTX by practicing on a road course like this!

For the first time ever you’ll have the opportunity to test your Airstream’s performance: emergency stops, slalom turns, acceleration runs, emergency lane changes and more. You’ll improve your towing skills at the Grand Bend Motorplex under controlled conditions on road and track courses, optimize your hitch or tow vehicle, and compare towing combinations.

Various levels of participation are offered: Spectator, for those who want to learn by observing; Driver, for those new to towing (a good opportunity to learn the basics), and Advanced Driver—the most exciting option—designed to improve driving and towing skills on a road course.

Visit PTXon.com to learn more about what’s offered at each level. Everyone will have a blast at this turbo charged event!


Announcing a fantastic new Alumapalooza charity event, coming to the Airstream factory in May—The VIP Factory Tour.

Each year R&B Events selects a non-profit organization in Jackson Center to be the recipient of Airstreamer generosity. This year you’ll have a chance to bid for an extensive private tour of the Mothership, led by plant manager Marion Slater.

You’ll be personally escorted though the Airstream factory and allowed to view areas not included in the public tour: assembly of side sections, riveting techniques, furniture making, and more. It’s all for a good cause, so when the time comes, bid as high as you can for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Do you have an Airstream on order? You may be able to see it being made! And attendees this year will be among the first people to see the much talked-about plant expansion, completed just in time for Alumapalooza 6.

We’re adding to the Preliminary Program as you read this, and the event now features four nights of top notch entertainment, new offsite tours, new seminars, and much more. Sign up soon and save your spot for Alumapalooza 2015. It will be a year like no other at Airstream, Inc.

Alumafandango update

We’re retooling an all new Alumaevent for the west! An announcement will be made soon in Outside Interests, so stay tuned. (Share this subscription link http://outsideinterests.info/subscribe with friends—each month we draw a name to win a free Alumaevent t-shirt.)

The Newbie’s Guide to Airstreaming, Second Edition—now available

Newbies Guide on a TabletThe updated and revised edition of the Newbie’s Guide is now available on Kindle and in print.

“Lots of little things have changed about Airstreams since I wrote the first version, but I was surprised (and pleased) to see that most of the essentials haven’t changed at all,” said author Rich Luhr. “I get comments almost weekly from people saying how useful it is, and how they appreciate having a guide to their first Airstream.”

The fun to read Newbies Guide was designed to jump start new Airstreamers on topics every owner should be familiar with: winterizing, maintenance, towing, dumping, power options, and even the “zen” of Airstream travel. “If you’ve read the Newbies Guide, you might have noticed that it’s almost as much about the philosophy of Airstreaming, as it is about the practicalities,” said Luhr.

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