Which Airstream Trailer Is Best for You?
Owning an Airstream trailer opens limitless possibilities for weekend camping trips, week-long vacations, or living the RV lifestyle full-time while traveling around the country. Airstream trailers have an unmatched reputation for quality and a unique style that brings a sense of community as soon as you complete your purchase.
Eight Airstream trailer options
U.S. News compiled a list of Airstream trailers designed to take you wherever you desire in comfort. So, let’s look at eight Airstream trailers to help you decide which one is best for you.
The Airstream Classic
The iconic design of the Airstream Classic offers sleeping quarters for five people. Choose between the 30-foot-long rear bedroom model or the 33-foot-long front bedroom option, each with an option of either two twin beds or a queen in the main bedroom. The Classic works well for long trips, full-time living, and shorter camping adventures with a luxurious bathroom, a modern kitchen including a convection microwave, and a 60-inch projection screen inside the lounge area. Adventure confidently with the Classic’s rooftop solar and built-in GPS locator to help you find your trailer anytime you leave the trail. The Classic 30RB starts at $188,100, and the Classic 33FB starts at $206,500.
The Airstream Pottery Barn Special Edition
Built for weekend adventures and full-timers alike, the 28-foot-long Airstream Pottery Barn Special Edition 28RB starts at $165,700 and sleeps five people. Unique features include custom Pottery Barn design-based furniture, an exclusive oak wood dinette table, and canvas storage solutions, all with the “timeless design aesthetic typical of the Pottery Barn brand.” Additionally, two floor plan options offer a choice between two twin beds or a queen in the main bedroom.
The Airstream Globetrotter
Great for travelers who enjoy European-inspired interiors but with the classic Airstream exterior aesthetic. The Airstream Globetrotter offers 25-, 27-, and 30-foot lengths. The longest Globetrotter, the 30RB, features a rear bedroom configuration and starts at $146,700. The two shorter Globetrotters have a front bedroom floorplan with the 27FB starting at $135,300 and the 25FB at $126,900.
All of the Globetrotter trailers sleep six people and offer a choice between two twin beds or a queen in the main bedroom. Features include stainless steel appliances, a Franke faucet, and Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Airstream International
Introduced in 1958, the Airstream International was the first fully self-contained travel trailer. It inspired Airstream’s founder, Wally Byam, to lead a caravan of campers from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt. The Airstream International trailer offers 11 floor plans:
- 23FB, starting at $109,100 and sleeps four people
- 25FB, 25FB Twin, 25RB, and 25RB Twin starting at $121,700 with sleeping for six people
- 27FB, 27FB Twin, 28RB, and 28RB Twin start at $130,200 and sleep six people
- 30RB and 30RB Twin start at $137,400 with sleeping for six people
The Airstream International features a “natural design palette, cool wood tones, and seashore-inspired textures,” plus a rear-hatch door typically reserved for special edition trailers. Modern touches include a Furrion cookstove, Moen faucets, a stainless steel sink, LG LED HD TV, and leather seating.
The Airstream Flying Cloud
With lengths ranging from 23- to 30-feet and 13 floor plans, the most of any Airstream model, the Airstream Flying Cloud offers something to fit every type of traveler, from the weekend warrior to the full-time RV dweller.
- 23FB sleeps four and starts at $94,400
- 25FB, 25FB Twin, 25RB, and 25RB Twin sleep six and start at $107,000
- 27FB, 27FB Twin, 28RB, and 28RB Twin sleep six and start at $115,500
- 30RB and 30RB Twin sleep six and start at $122,700
- 30FB Bunk sleeps eight and starts at $124,500
- 30FB Office sleeps six, features a dedicated office space, and starts at $125,500
The family-friendly Flying Cloud offers loads of storage space, modern appliances like a four-burner cookstove, a Baraldi cooking vent, and a large bowl sink that delivers more counter space for meal prep.
The Airstream Caravel
The Airstream Caravel offers everything you need for a weekend or week-long adventure with sleeping quarters for four people. Features include a stainless steel stove with cast iron burners, Baraldi vents, and a special-edition Black Moen faucet.
The 16-foot-long Caravel 16RB starts at $74,000 and offers panoramic windows on each end for a superior view from inside the trailer.
The Caravel 19CB starts at $77,300 and features a bed in one rear corner and a shower in the other to maximize space. Additionally, the shower, toilet, and vanity occupy separate spaces to minimize “waiting on the bathroom” times.
The Caravel 20FB starts at $80,600 and offers the most kitchen counter space of any Caravel. Unlike the 19CB, the 20FB puts all bathroom features inside one room.
The largest Caravel, the 22FB, features a spacious rear bath that spans across the entire back of the trailer and starts at $83,900. If bathroom counter space is essential, this is the Caravel for you.
The Airstream Bambi
As a self-contained Airstream travel trailer, the Airstream Bambi is an affordable option for weekend adventurers. This simple, single-axle trailer ranging from 16- to 22-feet comes in your choice of four floor plans that sleep four people. Features include stainless steel appliances in a functional kitchenette, a retractable outdoor awning, roll-top lockers, and an outdoor shower option.
The Bambi 16RB starts at $59,300, and with its 3,500-lb maximum weight, towing is easy and efficient.
The Bambi 19CB starts at $62,600 and features separate shower, toilet, and vanity areas. In addition, you will want to use the provided covers for the stovetop and sink to expand the available kitchen counter space while preparing meals.
The Bambi 20FB stars at $65,900 and features more kitchen counter space and a one-room bathroom layout.
The Bambi 22FB starts at $69,200 and features a large rear bathroom layout that spans the width of the trailer.
The Airstream Basecamp
Reminiscent of the first-ever Airstream trailer, the Torpedo, the Basecamp is Airstream’s smallest and most self-contained offering. Built for roads and off-roads, the Basecamp features a bathroom, a lounge area that converts to a sleeping area, and a functional kitchen.
The Basecamp 16 starts at $46,000 and sleeps two people, whereas the Basecamp 20 starts at $54,400 and sleeps four. Either model is perfect for midsize SUVs and pickups and features large wheels and aggressive departure angles for off-roading. There’s even an attachable exterior tent if you require more space for sleeping or during bad weather.