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Airstream brings back a pair of classic trailers for modern day life on the road

Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree with some modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers
Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree with some modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers
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Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree some modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers for those looking to keep life light on the road
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Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree some modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers for those looking to keep life light on the road
The Airstream Caravel features panoramic windows at front and back with optional matching window awnings
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The Airstream Caravel features panoramic windows at front and back with optional matching window awnings
Pricing for Airstream Caravel starts at $60,900
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Pricing for Airstream Caravel starts at $60,900
The Airstream Caravel features retractable window awnings
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The Airstream Caravel features retractable window awnings
The Airstream Caravel from behind
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The Airstream Caravel from behind
The Airstream Caravel from the side
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The Airstream Caravel from the side
The Airstream Caravel features retractable window awnings
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The Airstream Caravel features retractable window awnings
The Airstream Caravel features a ducted climate control system controlled by an electronic thermostat
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The Airstream Caravel features a ducted climate control system controlled by an electronic thermostat
Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree with some modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers
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Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree with some modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers
Pricing for Airstream Caravel starts at $60,900
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Pricing for Airstream Caravel starts at $60,900
Inside the Airstream Bambi
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Inside the Airstream Bambi
The Airstream Bambi features a retractable awning
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The Airstream Bambi features a retractable awning
Airstream's Bambi trailer
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Airstream's Bambi trailer
Pricing for the Airstream Bambi starts at US$48,900
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Pricing for the Airstream Bambi starts at US$48,900
Airstream's Bambi trailer from behind
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Airstream's Bambi trailer from behind
Airstream says its Bambi trailer can be towed by all kinds of vehicles including crossovers, trucks and SUVs
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Airstream says its Bambi trailer can be towed by all kinds of vehicles including crossovers, trucks and SUVs
Airstream says its Bambi trailer can be towed by all kinds of vehicles including crossovers, trucks and SUVs
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Airstream says its Bambi trailer can be towed by all kinds of vehicles including crossovers, trucks and SUVs
Pricing for the Airstream Bambi starts at US$48,900
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Pricing for the Airstream Bambi starts at US$48,900
Pricing for the Airstream Bambi starts at US$48,900
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Pricing for the Airstream Bambi starts at US$48,900
Airstream says its Bambi trailer can be towed by all kinds of vehicles including crossovers, trucks and SUVs
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Airstream says its Bambi trailer can be towed by all kinds of vehicles including crossovers, trucks and SUVs
Inside Airstream's Bambi trailer
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Inside Airstream's Bambi trailer

Never afraid to mix its nostalgic pedigree with modern-day styling, Airstream has brought back two of its classic compact trailers for those looking to keep life light on the road. Both the Caravel and Bambi models were two of the company's early single-axle trailers and by wheeling out current-day iterations, Airstream hopes to appeal to a wide range of today's car owners looking for an excuse to hit the great outdoors.

The original Caravel and Bambi models date back to the 50s and 60s and were introduced as agile, single-axle trailers with a small footprint, an appealing option for Americans in search of easy-to-tow options that can be pulled and pushed into tight campsites.

This remains the defining feature of the newly released models, both of which can sleep up to four and are wrapped in Airstream's iconic silver aluminum. Available with 16-, 19-, 20-, and 22-ft (4.9-, 5.8-, 6-, and 6.7-m) floor plans, the company says the refreshed and lightweight Caravel and Bambi can be pulled by all kinds of vehicles, including crossovers, trucks and SUVs.

Pricing for Airstream Caravel starts at $60,900
Pricing for Airstream Caravel starts at $60,900

They may be inspired by vehicles that date back half a century, but the compact trailers don't skimp on the mod cons expected by trailer campers of today. They differ a little aesthetically, with the Bambi's inside making use of brighter tones to accentuate natural light, while the Caravel takes a sharper and darker approach with black accents for a bold and high-contrast interior.

The pricier Caravel features panoramic windows at front and back, with optional matching window awnings, a rear bumper with stainless steel rock guards and greater storage capacity. It also boasts higher-grade amenities, including a stainless steel gas stove topped with cast-iron burners, built-in fridge, a convection microwave and ducted climate control system controlled by an electronic thermostat. It comes pre-wired for solar, while the leather seating throughout adds to the air of luxury.

Inside the Airstream Bambi
Inside the Airstream Bambi

With air conditioning and auxiliary strip for heating, Bambi owners should be kept comfortable inside their trailers too, while its kitchen is fitted with a standard stove and microwave combo, along with a built-in refrigerator. They'll also have an exterior shower at their disposal should all that outdoor adventurin' get a little dirty, and a retractable awning for some relaxing in the shade.

Pricing for the Bambi starts at US$48,900 and for the Caravel at $60,900, with both available for purchase now at Airstream dealers across the US.

Source: Airstream

1 comment
TomLeeM
While it is really nice, it is still too pricey for my budget. I hope it is not too expensive for others. I would like to see one that is smaller, simpler and less expensive.
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