July 26, 2018

Airstream Launches Basecamp X-Package for Extreme Adventurers

Basecamp X Enables Even More Exploration with All-New Features

Jackson Center, Ohio (July 26, 2018) Airstream, the manufacturer of the iconic silver bullet travel trailer, has introduced the all-new Basecamp X-package, which includes new premium features that were designed to enhance customer experience and rekindle the desire to explore the great outdoors. Through these enhanced features, travelers are able to bring the comforts of home on rugged roads.

Basecamp X offers innovative features and accessories that increase departure angle and durability for more all-terrain use. The unit also offers a convertible rear space that was thoughtfully designed to easily adapt for eating, sleeping, lounging or storing gear. Loading and unloading is made easy with large rear cargo hatches and flexible storage space with tie downs.

“Our Basecamp X encourages you to go on bigger adventures,” said Airstream CEO and President, Bob Wheeler. “You can tackle rough roads and cold-weather driving with confidence. “The higher departure angle along with the aerodynamic design opens up a new world to explore.”

In addition to standard Basecamp features, the new Basecamp X-package includes:

  • A 3” lift kit for added ground clearance
  • Goodyear® Wrangler all-terrain tires
  • Stainless steel front stone guard
  • Solar front window protection
  • Black shadow wheel design

The Basecamp X stays true to the roots of Airstream’s founder Wally Byam’s Credo, which aims “To provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete independence.” With a base weight of just 2,635 pounds and maximum trailer capacity (GVWR) of 3,500 pounds, Basecamp X is towable with a variety of small and mid-sized SUVs and Crossovers. Basecamp X has an MSRP of $39,600. For more information about Basecamp X and other products in Airstream’s line up, 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.