The Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office travel trailer targets remote workers who want a portable work-life balance.
If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that many jobs can be done from almost anywhere. Classrooms went remote. Offices found a new workspace through Zoom. And workers rapidly evolved to meet the needs of a post-COVID-19 workforce.
We all hope the pandemic will end soon. And when it does, we can keep some of our remote-working habits for the future. At least, RV-maker Airstream is banking on plenty of customers doing so with its latest creation. The home on wheels is complete with office space, wherever you park it.
Meet the Flying Cloud 30FB Office travel trailer, an RV for the wandering worker.
Flying Cloud 30FB: Home Office
Spurred by the shifting travel landscape during the pandemic, and feedback from owners already working from the comfort of their RV, Airstream redesigned the rear corner of its popular Flying Cloud 30FB Corner Bunk travel trailer. It replaced the sleeping area with a generously sized, work-from-anywhere office space.
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 blackout curtains provide a measure of privacy while making video calls on the road.
“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 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.”
Travel Trailer First, Office Second
The Flying Cloud 30FB Office retains the amenities and comforts that make it one of the most popular travel trailers in Airstream’s lineup. Even with the opposite sleeping area converted into an “office,” it sleeps up to six on its queen bed, bench, and convertible dinette. And it has a full bathroom.
Three windows give the office space a nearly panoramic view. But if you need to focus or host a video call, blackout curtains allow you to control or eliminate outside light. Standard options like Airstream Connected are pre-wired in for easy bundling of dealer-installed upgrades, like Airstream’s Solar Package.
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 a strap during travel
- Several USB ports located throughout the desk area
- Pop-up USB/AC outlet supported by a 1,000W power inverter
- Pull-out table that slides out of sight when not in use
- Access to the satellite TV/HDMI outlets from the 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 with blackout curtains
The Flying Cloud 30FB Office has a base weight of 6,757 pounds and a max trailer capacity (GVWR) of 8,800 pounds. That puts it squarely in the towing range of many SUVs and trucks. It has an MSRP of $107,500.
Airstream dealers around the country are now taking orders and will begin receiving inventory in the coming weeks.