Outside Interests reader Mary L. posed this question: “I was fascinated to read about the Pedego bike Airstream edition. What a tempting thought that is! We already have a pair of Raleighs that are functionally roughly comparable to the special Airstream ones. My burning question is, how can we transport electric bikes with our Airstream? … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests!
Although it’s commonly thought that Airstreams have always topped out at 34 feet, this extremely rare 40-foot Airstream proves otherwise. Built in 1962 for the Western Pacific Railroad, it is one of only ten made, of which only two are still known to exist. The Airstream trailers were used until 1983 when the Western Pacific … Continue reading “Western Pacific”—the 40-foot Airstream
Schoodic Woods Campground in Acadia National Park is one of Maine’s premier camping destinations—and it received a 5-star Campendium review. Schoodic Woods Campground Acadia National Park Schoodic Loop Road Winter Harbor, ME 04693 207-288-3338 GPS: 44.3804, -68.0669 Elevation: 146 ft Nightly Rate: $40 Acadia—the first Eastern National Park—is a 47,000-acre East Coast recreation area on … Continue reading Campground Star: Schoodic Woods Campground
Reader Cheryl V. has an interesting question: “Have you heard of a device that helps start your AC slowly so that a 13500 [BTU] can run on a Honda 2000 generator?” she asks. “I forgot to ask about it at Alumapalooza.” Now that summer is in full swing, temperatures are high both inside and outside … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests
Some things are acknowledged classics: the ’59 Caddy, the gin martini, the Airstream trailer. Some other things, which might have started out on the cheesy side—say, Saturday Night Fever—have edged over toward the classic, by virtue of nostalgia and time. You might think the same of karaoke: once an eye-roller, and now a kind of … Continue reading Airstream Karaoke
Meet the Beerstream… …a 1967 Airstream Overlander Land Yacht converted into a mobile beer and cocktail bar. Last year wedding photographer Ely Roberts and his wife Abby (a labor and delivery nurse) relocated from San Luis Obispo, California to Bend, Oregon, where their new home offers two things they enjoy: outdoor recreation, and good beer. … Continue reading The Beerstream
Lazydays launches new RV rentals site Lazydays, the world’s largest RV dealership, has just unveiled a new and improved RV Rentals website. “Among the many benefits of the revamped site are expanded content, immersive imagery, simplified browsing and searching, and an optimized mobile experience,” stated John Lebbad, Lazydays Chief Marketing Officer. Lazydays RV rentals—available in … Continue reading Quick News
John Gray and Robin Brown customized every inch of their 1972 24-foot Airstream Safari. Basic restoration work included new tires, an axle with 5000# rating, new plumbing, new insulation, and new electrical wiring—but all of that was merely a base for an elaborate Victorian-themed interior designed specifically for their business, Magnolia Pearl, Robin Brown’s unique … Continue reading Magnolia Pearl
Get out of your KOA rut and try some new ways to camp while saving money. Free (usually dry) camping options include courtesy parking, boondocking, and one-night “blacktop camping”. Courtesy parking Simply put, courtesy parking means docking your Airstream outside someone’s home for the night, or longer. Your host can be a friend, a family … Continue reading Camp for free!
Airstream Inc. is “extending the adventure” to include bike paths! The factory just partnered with California-based Pedego® Electric Bikes to produce the new Pedego Airstream Electric Bike—available in brushed aluminum to match your Airstream style. Pedego bikes (mentioned recently in Outside Interests) “provide a fun travel experience without sacrificing comfort,” states a press release from … Continue reading Airstream Edition Pedego eBike