All posts by Tom Bentley

This Austin Airstream Sounds as Good as It Looks

Austin, Texas has long been known for its eclectic music scene, and it continues to be a source of musical ferment and experiment. In the last few years, it’s also become renowned for its Airstream scene—it’s hard to toss a Stetson without it landing on some Airstream business’s antenna, whether the trailer has been converted … Continue reading This Austin Airstream Sounds as Good as It Looks

Ask Outside Interests – 5/19/15

Ask us any question about Airstreaming, and we’ll answer it—or we find someone who can! After reading the last issue, Nancy in Casa Grande, Arizona has further questions about battery power: “We are interested in upgrading the battery in our Airstream, and the converter to one that will charge via the generator better than the … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests – 5/19/15

Alumapalooza News

Alumapalooza descends on the Airstream factory in just one month! We’re counting the days to the annual party at the Mothership, May 26 through 31. Early birds, join us for the traditional Memorial Day picnic—sponsored by Airstream, Inc.—held just for those who are in Jackson Center the weekend before Alumapalooza (usually folks with appointments at the … Continue reading Alumapalooza News

Secrets of Power: The Xantrex TrueCharge 2

Most travel trailers are built for weekend use. That mean the factory equips them with a battery or two that is sufficient to power the trailer for about two nights without being plugged in. After that, it’s time to find a source of power. So it’s not surprising that not long after an Airstream owner … Continue reading Secrets of Power: The Xantrex TrueCharge 2

The Arctic Hybrid Adventure

The PR team for the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid* had a brilliant, crazy notion: tow an Airstream to the Arctic. “Actually, it was Ben’s idea,” said journalist Peter Adams about Ben Samuelson, founder of Samuelson Wylie, the firm hired to test and promote the “world’s first luxury diesel hybrid”. “The new hybrid Land Rover … Continue reading The Arctic Hybrid Adventure

Museum on the Move

It’s only fitting that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Museum on the Move (MoM) is a vintage Airstream, because the trailers have such a rich history of their own. As Professor John Troutman, the history instructor that brought the museum concept to life says, “What vehicle to support a mobile museum is more historical, … Continue reading Museum on the Move

Boomers Hit the Interstate

Nobody saw this coming: tiny Airstream, a niche producer of classic aluminum trailers for eight decades, somehow became the Number One manufacturer of diesel B-vans. These sharp-looking premium motorhomes defy all the assumptions about Airstream. They aren’t aluminum, they’re steel. They are motorhomes, coming from a manufacturer that has been known for its travel trailers. … Continue reading Boomers Hit the Interstate