Airstream Basecamp: The Airstream You Can Pull Behind A Subaru

Filed under: Camper & RV  Motors 

The iconic Airstream silver bullet just got smaller, good news if you don’t drive a full-size pickup.

Airstream Basecamp outdoors

Airstream today announced the launch of its newest travel trailer, the Airstream Basecamp. With a base weight of 2,585 pounds, you can (just barely) pull it behind a Subaru Outback.

Loaded with gear, it has a trailer capacity of 3,500 pounds. You’ll need a slightly larger truck for that.

But most small pickups and SUVs, and many crossovers, can also easily handle a pull-behind in the 2,500 – 3,500 pound range.

Made in Jackson Center, Ohio, the Basecamp is also meant to handle rougher roads than previous models.

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It is the lightest trailer in the Airstream fleet, which, combined with an aggressive departure angle, large wheels and tires, and aggressive side flares, makes uneven terrain accessible and towing easier.

Airstream basecamp exterior

The company says it sleeps two in comfort. Two long benches and one short in the back seat five, and convert into a full-size bed.

airstream basecamp at lake

According to company specs it has:

  • Convertible rear space that adapts for eating, sleeping, lounging or storing gear
  • Large rear cargo hatch and flexible storage space with tie-downs
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower, including shower head pass-through for use in the most remote locations
  • Kitchen with a cooktop, stainless steel sink, and refrigerator
  • Wireless Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Optional additions that include an enclosed patio and rear tent that seamlessly attach to the Basecamp roof track for extra outside storage

Airstream Basecamp Interior

The brand claims to have designed the Basecamp with the “outdoors in mind.” As such, it has panoramic windows and “subtle decoré” that follow an earth-tone theme.

Airstream Basecamp Kitchen

It looks like a lovely camper, but comes with a hefty price. The Airstream Basecamp has an MSRP of $34,900 and will be available in October.

For more information, check out the newly-launched Basecamp online.

airstream basecamp mountains

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.
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