Best Airstream for a Family of Four

Even after all these years, Airstream is still among the most renowned RV brands out there. From travel trailers to touring coaches, Airstream truly offers something for everyone. But with so many available options, it’s necessary to get specific with the type of travel trailer for you. That said, some families might be wondering, what’s the best Airstream for a family of four?

2021 Basecamp 

The Airstream Basecamp travel trailer is parked by a campfire.
The Airstream Basecamp travel trailer | Airstream

As you probably already know, Airstream models don’t come cheap. But if you want to stay on the more affordable side of the spectrum, a Basecamp model is a great place to start for adventurous families. Airstream recently launched its 2021 Basecamp 20 and 20x Travel Trailers. The Basecamp and the Basecamp 20X begin at $45,900 and $48,900, respectively. 

The new Basecamp models have additional convenience features than the previous versions. Both variants are 20 feet long and can accommodate four people. The models’ smaller size makes them ideal for those who have midsize SUVs like the Toyota Highlander.

The kitchenette inside off a Basecamp 20X model
Basecamp 20X interior | Airstream

Basecamp models offer tons of modern features in a small footprint, including a toilet and seating areas that convert into beds. There’s also a cooktop, refrigerator, and available microwave. Other options include a tankless water heater and a solar power controller. 

2021 Flying Cloud 

Silver Airstream Flying Cloud camper being towed by a blue Ford F-150 in a forested national park
Airstream Flying Cloud camper being towed by a Ford F-150 | Airstream

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Airstream says that the Flying Cloud is its “most popular, versatile, and family-friendly travel trailer.” The Flying Cloud has more floor plans than any other model, so there’s a good chance you can find an ideal fit for your family. To sleep four, you’ll want to consider the Flying Cloud 23FB floor plan strongly.

The dining area inside a Flying Cloud travel trailer.
Flying Cloud 23FB floor plan | Airstream

The Flying Cloud 23FB boasts Airstream’s signature light and airy design and is 23 feet long. This model makes glamping even easier, and it’s still on the cheaper side for an Airstream anyway. It’s got a front queen bed, a full bathroom, and a refrigerator. The Flying Cloud lineup also appeals with its neutral color palettes and accessories, making it feel more like a home. This four-person option weighs 6,000 pounds and begins at $78,900.

2021 Globetrotter

A gray Globetrotter off-road in the woods.
Globetrotter travel trailer | Airstream

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The epic Globetrotter takes things to a different level. It’s got a stainless steel kitchen with handcrafted cabinets plus HITCH woven seats. The Globetrotter also has Airstream’s climate control system known as Qucikstream. And if you’re a tech-lover, you’ll really enjoy this model’s connectivity features.

The entertainment space with an HDTV.
Globetrotter floor plan | Airstream

The Globetrotter has a touchscreen stereo with wifi, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, and Apple AirPlay connectivity. It’s also pretty cool because it has an HDTV with Blu-Ray that uses 110V battery power, allowing you to watch movies even in remote locations.

On a more practical note, the Globetrotter features two set floor plans to sleep four. There’s the Globetrotter 23FB, which has a queen bed and a convertible dining area that sleeps two. The other option is the Globetrotter 23FB twin, which replaces the queen bed with twin beds. Both options start at $96,400 and weigh about 6,300 pounds.