All posts by Outside Interests

Ask Outside Interests – 9/22/15

In Outside Interests 18, Rich Luhr—author of Airstream Life’s (Nearly) Complete Guide To Airstream Maintenance—helped readers with a sticky subject: polyurethane sealants.  Cam M. dropped us a line. “Excellent article about sealants,” Cam wrote. “One hurdle I have, not covered in your article, is whether the old sealant has to be removed, or in areas … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests – 9/22/15

The Misfits: Reno eNVy and Airstream

Reno eNVy began ten years ago as a t-shirt vendor at the Reno River Festival, selling tees printed with their logo: a simple line drawing of a silver trailer topped with an old school tv antenna. Today, with an expanded product line of traileriffic apparel and novelty items, their 1800-square-foot location in the heart of … Continue reading The Misfits: Reno eNVy and Airstream

Sealants — A Sticky Subject

In the Airstream universe you will find a curious phenomenon: passionate debates about sealants. That’s because the constant movement of all parts on the road causes all travel trailers to leak eventually, and a good sealant is our first line of defense against rain penetration. Rather unfairly, Airstreamers get more of this debate than owners … Continue reading Sealants — A Sticky Subject

This Trailer Flies Without Ever Leaving the Ground

At first glance, this seems like an idea that would never fly. Well, it doesn’t actually fly, but you know what I mean. Don’t forget that the father of Airstream, Wally Byam, was inspired by the designs created by Hawley Bowlus. Bowlus happened to have overseen the construction of an uppity little aircraft known as … Continue reading This Trailer Flies Without Ever Leaving the Ground

Tire Tips—Part 2

“Ignoring your tires can result in really expensive damage,” writes Rich Luhr, publisher of Airstream Life magazine and author of Airstream Life’s (Nearly) Complete Guide to Airstream Maintenance, available this month. “When a tire blows out or is run flat, it often throws off chunks of tread which whack the Airstream and damage the body. … Continue reading Tire Tips—Part 2

Quick News – 8/11/15

Summer savings for early registration Save your space now at Alumapalooza® 7 (May 31—June 5, 2016) and get your cool and coveted event logo t-shirt free. Yup—one free shirt for each paid adult when you register by September 30, 2015; the discount will be automatically applied when you register online. (T-shirts are regularly $20 each; … Continue reading Quick News – 8/11/15