All-New Floor Plan Offers a Home Office on Wheels, Paving the Way for the Future of Flexible Living and Working Accommodations
JACKSON CENTER, OH (February 2, 2021) – Airstream, Inc., maker of the iconic “silver bullet” fleet of Airstream® travel trailers and best-in-class touring coaches, today announced the launch of the Flying Cloud 30FB Office floor plan – the newest addition to the brand’s most popular product line. Featuring a dedicated office space, more connectivity and power options than ever, and the amenities travelers need for a weekend trip or a months-long jaunt, the Flying Cloud 30FB Office introduces a new way to live, play, and work from the road.
Spurred by the shifting travel landscape during the pandemic and feedback from owners already working remotely from the comfort of their RV, Airstream redesigned the rear corner of its popular Flying Cloud 30FB Corner Bunk travel trailer, replacing the sleeping area with a “work from anywhere” office space. With room for a family to take even longer adventures together while the parents stay connected to work, the 30FB Office is made for charting a course into the new reality of how we play, work, learn, and live while traveling.
“The pandemic has permanently changed the traditional work landscape and we’re thrilled to offer a travel trailer that meets the needs of our times without compromise,” said Bob Wheeler, Airstream President and CEO. “Airstream has always provided the freedom of a mobile living, playing, and working space, but the Flying Cloud 30FB Office takes that promise to the next level with flexibility and comfort in a design inspired by real-world experience.”
Airstream’s innovative thinking about the current challenge has led to a range of utility-focused features. The dedicated workspace includes a comfortable office chair that slides into a recessed groove in the edge of the desk, giving owners the freedom to easily convert the space into a sleeping or relaxing area for one. Sliding drawers and storage cubbies provide organization, while a privacy divider and black-out curtains provide a measure of privacy while doing video calls on the road.
“We know that the work landscape will forever be changed by the pandemic,” said Wheeler. “This new offering reflects our commitment to be nimble and react to the needs of current and future customers. We learned a lot – not only about the necessity of connectivity and options for increased power, but about the joy of closing your laptop and stepping out onto the trail. They’d found a seamless transition between work and play and travel, and we wanted to find a way to bring the unique freedom of this work from anywhere lifestyle to the community, as well as to new audiences.”
While the new office space is the star, the Flying Cloud 30FB Office retains all the amenities and comforts that make it one of the most popular travel trailers in Airstream’s lineup. A queen bed, plus a bench and convertible dinette mean the travel trailer sleeps up to six, allowing the whole family to join an adventure while still providing adequate room to focus on work.
Three windows give the office space a nearly panoramic view, while blackout curtains allow you to control light for video calls, or even block the window views for better concentration. Standard options like Airstream Connected are also pre-wired for easy bundling of dealer-installed upgrades, like Airstream Power Plus and the Solar Package, which offer owners more ways to stay powered, stay connected, and stay off the grid and working for longer.
“The Flying Cloud has seen a lot of changes since it was introduced in 1949, but it’s always been a popular option for families and couples,” said Justin Humphreys, Airstream VP of Sales. “This new unit makes a small change to an already excellent floor plan, and it transforms the way you can use your Airstream. It gives you even more flexibility to get outdoors, spend time with family, and stay connected to your work. It’s the Airstream dream come true.”
In addition to standard Flying Cloud features, the 30FB Office floor plan includes the following improvements:
- Dedicated desk with sliding drawer storage and additional storage cubbies
- Comfortable office chair secured with strap during travel
- Several USB ports located throughout the desk area
- Pop-up USB/AC outlet supported by the 1000W power inverter
- Pull-out table creating more work space and slides out of sight when not in use
- Access to the satellite TV/HDMI outlets from onboard Blu-Ray DVD player
- Privacy divider
- Two desk grommets for organizing cables or mounting monitors
- Overhead storage cabinets with dry erase surfaces and under-mount LED lights
- Three windows for maximum light and expansive views and black out curtains
With a base weight of 6,757 pounds and maximum trailer capacity (GVWR) of 8,800 pounds, the Flying Cloud 30FB Office is compatible with a variety of SUVs and trucks. With an MSRP of $107,500, Airstream dealers around the country are now taking orders and will begin receiving inventory in the coming weeks.
For more information about the Flying Cloud 30FB Office, or Airstream and its full product lineup, please visit www.airstream.com.