All posts by Outside Interests

Greetings from Jackson Center

Alumapaloozites, check out these unique area attractions on your drive to and from Alumapalooza at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center—beginning one week from now! There are many fun things to see and do in mid-western Ohio. Bicycle Museum of America New Bremen,18 miles from Alumapalooza The surprising 3-story bike museum is filled with more … Continue reading Greetings from Jackson Center

Pedego and Scooters—the “Electric Last Mile”

If you don’t want to unhitch or hoof it … what’s the best way to get around the campground and the local area? When people get set up at their campsite and need to make a short trip, most of the time they drive. Even though it might be a hassle to unhitch the tow … Continue reading Pedego and Scooters—the “Electric Last Mile”

Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 2

1968 Airstream Ambassador Uwe Salwender of Area 52 Productions reconstructed this trailer to be completely functional for work on the road while retaining the vintage appeal of the 1968 shell. The owners wanted an eco-friendly entertaining space, a premium sound system, separate beds, enough space to store their bicycles inside, a “wonderful galley so we … Continue reading Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 2

Wally Byam Airstream Club

What’s the latest scoop on the world’s largest Airstream club? Outside Interests caught up with current Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) president Richard Girard, and asked him what’s new. Updating member outreach and improved technology has been an important focus this year for the club, including a more active internet presence. “Recently we implemented … Continue reading Wally Byam Airstream Club

Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 1

Since 2004 Airstream Life magazine has been publishing articles about some of the most incredible travel trailer restorations and customization. The very best ones combine artistry with technical expertise to produce a vehicle that is both beautiful and practical. In this two-part series we’ll review just a sampling of those projects for your consideration. 1954 … Continue reading Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 1

My Airstream Style

The Airstreams: Lilly, a 32-foot 1986 Excella; Ramblin’ Bob, a 25-foot 2005 Classic; and Rusty—“Dave’s appropriately named project trailer”—a 22-foot 1965 Safari. The Airstreamers: Dave and Ann Marie McKeever, Delaware My Airstream style: We’re outdoor people. We love sleeping naked under the stars and bathing in the rain and we’d still be doing that today … Continue reading My Airstream Style

Bikepacking

Bike riding and Airstreaming go together like Starsky & Hutch. “The iconic photograph of an Airstream towed by a bicycle forever established a connection between these two types of transportation,” said cyclist and Airstreamer Ralph Emerson. “Bicycles are a staple at rallies, with many Airstreams or their tow vehicles fitted with bike racks. The new … Continue reading Bikepacking

Ask Outside Interests

James H. sent us this excellent question: “The voltage in our current campground is running 107 to 100 volts with my 5 year old Dometic air conditioner running. How low can the voltage go before I risk overheating the compressor?” Most AC-powered appliances are capable of handling +/- 10% voltage without damage, which means from … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests

Alumapalooza 8 is sold out!

For the first time ever, Alumapalooza—on the grounds at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio—is a sell-out. There’s a growing waiting list; to join it, call 813-200-8877. Registration for next year (Alumapalooza 9 in 2018) will be opened during Alumapalooza 8 (May 30 to June 4, 2017). Alumapalooza is always held the week after … Continue reading Alumapalooza 8 is sold out!

Conserving Power While Boondocking, Part 2

In part one of Rich Luhr’s boondocking tips he shared the best ways to ease “range anxiety” by increasing your Airstream battery life. “Another major way to extend your power supply is to understand where the power goes,” said Luhr. The built-in battery monitor won’t help with that. You will need to install an accurate … Continue reading Conserving Power While Boondocking, Part 2