March 15, 2018

Airstream Interstate is the Leading Type B Diesel Motorhome for Sixth Consecutive Year

Jackson Center, Ohio (March 15, 2018) Airstream, announced today that the brand’s Interstate model is the number one selling Type B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the sixth consecutive year, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.’s Class B Diesel Share Summary, which details total sales of diesel class B models. The Airstream Interstate captured a 30 percent market share in the diesel class B segment for 2017.

“The quality of the travel experience offered by the Interstate is unparalleled, and our incredible dealers across the country continue to do an exceptional job showcasing the Interstate line,” said Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. “It’s no surprise that the Interstate continues to lead the diesel segment, and with such a strong dealer network we look forward to continued growth in this market segment.

Airstream’s Interstate touring coach family, which added a special Tommy Bahama special edition last year, offers discerning travelers all the luxuries and comforts of home. Travelers enjoy more than 50 best-in-class features that all come standard, some of which include Corian® countertops, handcrafted cabinetry, marine-grade plank-style flooring and an advanced Mercedes-Benz safety system. The Interstate has a starting MSRP of $165,878.

“Being on top six years running is no small feat and we could not be more impressed by our dealer network for all of their success and hard work,” said Airstream Touring Coach General Manager Tim Garner. “We’d like to congratulate and thank our partners on this record-breaking retail year.”

For more information on the Airstream’s Interstate lineup, please visit www.airstream.com.

About Airstream

Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” Airstream® travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in the world. The company’s mission, as set forth by founder Wally Byam, is to create well-designed, high-quality products that allow people to follow their dreams and explore the world in home-like comfort. A steadfast commitment to Byam’s creed, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” has made the aluminum Airstream travel trailer a timeless classic. An unwavering focus on innovation keeps the company at the forefront of technology and customer experience in both the towable and motorized sectors. Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of skilled craftspeople hand builds each travel trailer and upfits every touring coach, adding daily to the brand’s reputation for quality and innovation. Learn more about Airstream, our dealers, and current travel trailer and touring coach models at www.airstream.com. For the latest news on Airstream, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Airstream, Inc. is a subsidiary of Elkhart, IN-based THOR Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO). THOR is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. For more information on THOR Industries and its products, please visit www.thorindustries.com.

THOR Industries recognizes the environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities presented by climate change.  With our recent commitment to ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’, the THOR Family of Companies is taking bold actions to address climate change by committing to be carbon net-neutral by 2050, with an interim target of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.  Airstream, RV’s most iconic brand, has consistently focused on sustainable efforts so it’s natural they are the first in the industry to offer an initiative allowing consumers to participate in carbon sequestering directly.  We are excited to support Airstream’s ‘Caravan to Carbon Neutral’ campaign, an important step toward THOR’s carbon net-neutral future.