All posts by Outside Interests

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

Campground Stars: Bledsoe Creek State Park

Recent improvements at Bledsoe Creek State Park make the campsites compliant with the American Disabilities Act—one of the reasons for its 5-star Campendium review. Bledsoe Creek State Park 400 Zieglers Fort Road Gallatin, TN 37066 615-452-3706 GPS: 36.3785, -86.3605 Elevation: 531 ft Nightly Rate: $33 “It seems as if great strides have been made to … Continue reading Campground Stars: Bledsoe Creek State Park

Quick News

Save Big—up to $14K!—at Lazydays RV Time to upgrade? Lazydays in Tucson is offering a special deal on featured 2017 Airstreams. A 25FB 2017 Airstream International Serenity is available now for $76,068—$14,000 less than the MSRP price of $90,284. “The International Serenity was designed for those in search of inner peace and the ultimate in … Continue reading Quick News

Conserving Power While Boondocking

One of the most concerns of RV travelers who have begun to stray from established campsites has to do with energy usage. They’re always worried about running out of battery power, a version of the “range anxiety” that owners of electric cars often have. That’s a legitimate concern, because once the batteries run out of … Continue reading Conserving Power While Boondocking

The Airstream Airbnb Phenomenon

The Airbnb phenomenon is so entrenched now that it’s no longer a phenomenon. You can rent places to stay of every size and shape pretty much all over the globe, and they can range from exotic (and luxurious) tree houses to sagging backyard tents. And some of those available rentals—not all through Airbnb—are those in … Continue reading The Airstream Airbnb Phenomenon

Quick News

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 … Continue reading Quick News

The Airstream Fine Art Invitational

Invitations are in the mail to the top artists in the country to participate in the second annual Airstream Fine Art Invitational. The show will run in conjunction with Alumapalooza May 30—June 4, 2017 at the Airstream, Inc. campus in Jackson Center, Ohio. The selected artists—many of whom can be seen in Art Journey America, … Continue reading The Airstream Fine Art Invitational