Alumapalooza 7

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Act fast—Alumapalooza 8 is selling out!

The factory expansion at the Airstream campus in Ohio is exciting news, and also means that for the first time ever, camping space is limited for Alumapalooza! We’re already approaching a sell out—only 21 sites remain—so register today.

A whole new lineup of hands-on workshops and fresh new entertainment are planned. Watch for the preliminary program announcement, coming soon!

Planning to arrive at the Airstream campus on Memorial Weekend? No problem—it’s fun—and lots of attendees will be arriving early this year! You’ll need to pay for early parking ($35.00), but that provides for two pump-outs during the week, and the annual Memorial Day cookout, too. Choose this option when you register. Already signed up? Simply modify your registration to get on the list for early parking. (You can also call 813-200-8877 and Marie will hook you up.)

If you come early, be prepared to “boondock” over the weekend with a full fresh water tank and fully charged batteries. There’s no guarantee that the rally power and water will be set up before the official start of the event on Tuesday, but both will be made available as soon as possible. (For more tips on conserving power, read Rich Luhr’s article in this issue of Outside Interests!)

Interstate stays on top

This month Airstream, Inc. announced another milestone: for the fifth year in a row, the Interstate is the top selling type B diesel motorhome in the country.

“The growth we have experienced over the past five years is incredible,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “Airstream is very proud of our dealer partners,” said Justin Humphreys, VP of Sales for Airstream. “We would like to congratulate and thank them for this impressive five year run.”

Airstream Interstate

The Interstate has remained the top type B coach even with a price tag to match its image of “refined luxury”. The gorgeous coach includes over 50 “Best in Class” features, enhancements and safety components—all at a starting MSRP of $156,611.

Fire exit follow up

Outside Interests reader Mike L. from Chattanooga has an important comment about our article on fire safety and evacuation procedures.

“Everyone that talks about emergency exiting the Airstream, in my opinion, leaves out a very important tip,” he wrote. “If you have a front bed version of Airstream with a front window covered by the protective ‘fiberglass shield’, this is the easiest way out in the middle of the night.

I tell everyone to unclip the fiberglass cover snaps when you set up camp. With those snaps unclipped you can easily push open that window and climb out onto the gas bottle covers, and not have to fall out of the escape window.”

Thanks Mike, for that tip! It’s a good one, and could save lives.

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