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Vehicle Trailer Camping - Airstream's Basecamp and Others

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Vehicle Trailer Camping - Airstream's Basecamp and Others

Post by Grasshopper » Nov 30 2017 8:16 pm

Here is Airstream's newly revised last year, entry-level travel trailer - what high-end, small-footprint trailer camping is all about .. the cat's meow :y: --> "The Basecamp"

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The 2017 Basecamp is slightly more than 16 feet long and 7 feet wide. Fully loaded, the trailer tips the scales at 3,500 pounds. Already well equipped with standard features, but also features optional rooftop solar panels for $1,500, air-conditioning for $950 and a microwave oven for $250. Total retail price as tested with options: $38,550. Not inexpensive, but a solid value.

Check it out: https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/basecamp/

Now at 72+, If I had $35k to $40k to burn and space to store it (which I don't), YES! :D
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Re: Vehicle Trailer Camping - Airstream's "Basecamp"

Post by rwstorm » Nov 30 2017 8:18 pm

@Grasshopper
I saw that article earlier today and thought that it was just about a perfect choice for a small unit. Really cool!

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Re: Vehicle Trailer Camping - Airstream's "Basecamp"

Post by AZLumberjack » Dec 01 2017 6:54 am

@Grasshopper
Yup, that would look good behind my little red truck.
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Post by Hansenaz » Dec 02 2017 4:59 pm

Certainly looks nice but is high end stuff like that really needed? (Not sure what half the $$ would buy)

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Post by rwstorm » Dec 02 2017 5:03 pm

Well constructed and pricey of course, but well thought out. My biggest complaint would be all the window space. I like privacy, so that wouldn't work for me. That and the reflectivity issue with all the shiny surfaces.

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Post by CannondaleKid » Dec 02 2017 5:20 pm

rwstorm wrote:My biggest complaint would be all the window space. I like privacy, so that wouldn't work for me. That and the reflectivity issue with all the shiny surfaces.
A six-pack of camo paint cans and some camo appliques on the windows could work wonders for you on that.
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Post by AZLumberjack » Dec 03 2017 7:25 am

rwstorm wrote:and the reflectivity issue with all the shiny surfaces.
Don't worry Randy, after a year of use and not getting washed, it won't shine anymore... :)
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Post by rwstorm » Dec 03 2017 9:26 am

@AZLumberjack
You know me well Jack. The RAV is still proudly wearing the mud I picked up along the Canadian River in New Mexico around Labor Day. :lol:

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