Airstream unveils a camper van that you can take off-road
June 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Airstream has long been famous for its classic shiny camper trailers that can be parked along the smooth dirt driving paths of campsites that have hook-ups for electricity and plumbing. But now it has come out with its four-wheel-drive off-road camper van for those who want to get even further off the beaten path.
But now it has come out with its four-wheel-drive off-road camper van for those who want to get even further off the beaten path.
With the Interstate 24X, Airstream is venturing into territory that was, up to now, mostly occupied by start-ups that specialize in making campers for overlanding and boondocking.
With a starting price of about $214,000, the Interstate 24X has knobby off-road tires and all-wheel-drive, allowing it to crawl along muddy rutted trails with less chance of getting stuck.
Its sheer size -- as the name implies, it's 24 feet long -- could prevent it from getting too deep into the woods, but it's designed to venture further into the forests or deserts than Airstream's other camper vans.
Airstream has recently started offering off-road capable trailers, like the Basecamp 20X and 16X, but those are designed to be towed behind other vehicles.
There are other Airstream camper vans, like the Interstate 24GT and 24GL, but the Interstate 24X is Airstream's first to offer four-wheel-drive.
Like the other Airstream Interstate models, the 24X is based on a diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.
The on-board bathroom also "features amenities that surpass the minimalist setup you find in most adventure vans on the market," according to Airstream.
There are also extra inputs for more solar panels on the outside, and the van comes with a gasoline-powered electrical generator.
Airstream said its first Interstate 24X van orders should be completed by this fall, though.