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Airstream Fire Safety: How to Use an Extinguisher

“You have to practice for an emergency like a fire,” said RV expert John Gold at a recent Alumaevent. “I’m superstitious. I believe in Murphy’s Law: the worst possible thing will happen at the worst possible time. If,” he added emphatically, “IF you aren’t prepared. So be prepared!” Safety step one: stock a fire extinguisher … Continue reading Airstream Fire Safety: How to Use an Extinguisher

Alumaevent news

Alumapalooza 2017 The schedule of activities is almost complete for Alumapalooza 8, and we’re adding a little more every day to the already fun-filled program! New hands-on workshops will be held Wednesday through Saturday in the morning and afternoon. These seminars give you a chance to learn much more about your Airstream and how to … Continue reading Alumaevent news

Campground Star: Marfa Lights Viewing Center

Marfa Lights Viewing Center Highway 90, 9 miles east of Marfa Marfa, TX 79843 GPS: 30.2755, -103.8829 Nightly Rate: FREE Marfa, Texas: where minimalist environmental art meets new American cuisine in the remote Trans-Pecos desert, and accounts of strange and unexplained phenomena on the outskirts of town have been reported since the 1800s. No one … Continue reading Campground Star: Marfa Lights Viewing Center

And the winner is: Basecamp!

Big announcement from RVBusiness magazine: the new Airstream Basecamp travel trailer was just named the 2017 RV of the Year. This month executives from five RV manufacturers joined representatives of RVBusiness, “Rollin’ On TV” (ROTV), and four corporate sponsors at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, and unveiled Basecamp as the winner while filming … Continue reading And the winner is: Basecamp!

Relax with Airstream and Tommy Bahama

Airstream, Inc. and island-inspired lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama® have come together to “bring island life with you wherever you go,” states the press announcement about Airstream’s latest decor partnership. The 28-foot special edition travel trailer sleeps up to four people and features a wide rear hatch that “brings in the ocean breeze” and allows for … Continue reading Relax with Airstream and Tommy Bahama

Bowlus, Then and Now—Part 2

Catch up with Part 1 of “Bowlus, Then and Now” in the last issue of Outside Interests When we last left our hero, Hawley Bowlus was an innovator in trailer traveling in the mid-1930s, and building his Road Chiefs using the most advanced technology and materials available. His trailers were a monocoque design, that “nobody … Continue reading Bowlus, Then and Now—Part 2

Bowlus, then and now—Part 1

Most people have never heard the name Hawley Bowlus, but Airstream historians know him well. Bowlus, the Ryan Aircraft pilot and engineer who served as production manager for Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis in the late 1920’s, was also the creator of the first aluminum riveted travel trailer in 1934—not Wally Byam, as many … Continue reading Bowlus, then and now—Part 1