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Airstream's Globetrotter trailer keeps it clean and curvy inside

Pricing for the Airstream Globetrotter starts at a hefty US$99,900
Pricing for the Airstream Globetrotter starts at a hefty US$99,900
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Pricing for the Airstream Globetrotter starts at a hefty US$99,900
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Pricing for the Airstream Globetrotter starts at a hefty US$99,900
 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
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 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
A stainless steel sink is sunk into Corian countertops alongside a three-burner stove, 6.7 cubic ft fridge and slide-out pantry
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A stainless steel sink is sunk into Corian countertops alongside a three-burner stove, 6.7 cubic ft fridge and slide-out pantry
Made to sleep up to six people, the Airstream Globetrotter's bedroom features an adaptive foam mattress surrounding by curvy, low-profile panoramic windows
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Made to sleep up to six people, the Airstream Globetrotter's bedroom features an adaptive foam mattress surrounding by curvy, low-profile panoramic windows
 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
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 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
A stainless steel sink is sunk into Corian countertops alongside a three-burner stove, 6.7 cubic ft fridge and slide-out pantry
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A stainless steel sink is sunk into Corian countertops alongside a three-burner stove, 6.7 cubic ft fridge and slide-out pantry
The interior decor throughout the Airstream Globetrotter is available in four color schemes
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The interior decor throughout the Airstream Globetrotter is available in four color schemes
 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
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 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric

Airstream has built its name on iconic aluminum shelled trailers, and it isn't about to deviate from what has proven a hugely popular script. The company's newest camper wears its famous silver exterior loudly and proudly, but takes a modern and minimalistic approach when it comes to the indoors.

Announced today, the Globetrotter is a tip of the hat to the company's origins, when founder Wally Byam and a friend traveled around Europe in an Airstream with the words "Globe Trotters" painted on the outside.

That was 70 years ago and from the outside looking in, not a lot has changed in how Airstream designs its campers. The 27-ft Globetrotter is wrapped in Airstream's storied riveted aluminum and was built in collaboration with UK design studio Astheimer Limited, whose portfolio features everything from yachts to cars to ski boots.

 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric

Airstream has put its expertise to use fitting out the Globetrotter's interior, and it is certainly easy on the eyes with a clean and curvy design and heavy dose of sophistication. A stainless steel sink is sunk into Corian countertops alongside a three-burner stove, 6.7 cubic ft fridge and slide-out pantry, with handcrafted cabinetry filling out the overhead kitchen space.

Made to sleep up to six people, the bedroom features an adaptive foam mattress surrounding by curvy, low-profile panoramic windows that light up the room during the day and can be covered by blackout curtains at night. Storage comes by way of a wardrobe with a hanging bar and space beneath the bed, while LED reading lights and a Samsung LED HD TV are on hand for evening entertainment.

Made to sleep up to six people, the Airstream Globetrotter's bedroom features an adaptive foam mattress surrounding by curvy, low-profile panoramic windows
Made to sleep up to six people, the Airstream Globetrotter's bedroom features an adaptive foam mattress surrounding by curvy, low-profile panoramic windows

A Samsung LED HD TV features in the dining and lounge area also enclosed by panoramic windows, along with a Blue Ray/DVD player and Pole surround sound system with Bluetooth connectivity. The lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric, and the interior decor is available in four color schemes: dark walnut and cream, dark walnut and slate, natural elm and grey and natural elm and blue.

 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric
 The Airstream Globetrotter's lounges pull out for extra bedding and are covered in finely woven, stain resistant fabric

The Airstream Globetrotter comes with power stabilizer jacks for easy setup once you've rolled into camp, while a ducted climate control system throughout should help you keep cool or warm depending on the climate. It also comes with a solar pre-wire kit for hooking up to clean energy.

Pricing for the Airstream Globetrotter starts at a hefty US$99,900, with dealers around the US stocking the trailers from early October.

Source: Airstream

4 comments
Bob
Certainly the Cadillac of travel trailers and much more livable than a tiny house. But if an economy trailer is more in your price range, you can buy something just as comfortable and a lot roomier for about $20-30,000. If you only go camping a few times a year and have a few kids, the cheaper model makes a lot more sense. Also there is a huge difference between sleeping up to 6 and sleeping 6 comfortably, a huge difference.
Joshua Tulberg
Damn this thing is sexy.
grtblu
Beautifully built but with a major flaw. The lounge and living room couches have curved corners which are the most uncomfortable and useless shape if you've ever tried to sit in a curved corner. I learned this from yachts. The curves look nice but twist your body and make it impossible to stretch out and relax. Give me 90 degree corners for seating any day.
Nik
During a motorcycle tour of the USA, some years ago, a met a retired couple near Glacier National park, who had bought an Airstream motor home, as their full time home, and when viewing the interior I could see why. They travelled the USA, with only a parking site in Florida, and Massachusetts, for occasional stopovers, thereby avoiding property taxes. When a 'tiny-house' can match something like this, or at least approach it closely, then it will be worth some interest. Otherwise, they can keep their converted chicken huts!