Why Airstream?

Why Airstream?
Why Airstream over another RV? Because Airstreams are unlike any other RVs. Our iconic riveted aluminum travel trailers are passed down from generation to generation. Our touring coaches include only the very best in performance, safety, and comfort. Every single Airstream travel trailer is crafted by hand in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. And when you become an Airstreamer, you join a community of people who hold a life well-lived as their top priority. Read more and find your reason to Airstream.

Australia’s Airstream

Airstream and Jayco have partnered to ensure Airstreams are specifically designed and built for the Australian market and to Australian regulations.
The iconic Airstream is now available in Australia and is backed by the safety of Jayco’s service network (including 4 dealers, 100+ service agents and roadside assistance to support you anytime on your journey).

Design

If it doesn’t exist, we dream it.

“Don’t tell me it can’t be done” was our founder Wally Byam’s trademark phrase. Back when he built the first Airstream with his own hands, everything about its design was a first, from its teardrop shape to the ice box and stove on board.

But groundbreaking design hardly stopped with the first Airstream. In fact, there have been plenty of firsts after that. The iconic riveted aluminum shell that’s light, strong, and self-supporting just like an airplane’s fuselage. The first workable hot water system. The first flushable toilet with a waste holding tank. The first ladder frame. The first pressurized water system. The first fully self-contained travel trailer.

But what really sets Airstream apart? Those vital to the company’s growth were innovators. They invented new ways of doing things that resulted in a superior product, and their obsession with improving their product is a quality that endures in the modern era.

Easy Towing and driving

Tested and proven, Airstream travel trailers and touring coaches are some of the safest, easiest, and most fun RVs to tow or drive.

Luxuries on the road

You’ll have every comfort of home, and then some, and being surrounded by the things you love and a style that feels like you will take each trip from great to unforgettable.

Timelessly Modern

From the very first Airstream travel trailer to now, we’ve always favoured clean, modern design that stands the test of time. If it doesn’t exist , we create it.

Quality

We don't build the easiest way.

Ours usually isn’t the easiest way, or the fastest way. But it’s always the right way, and that’s what it takes to build a product that’s passed down for generations.

Our standards for quality have always been self-imposed, since the days of our founder Wally Byam. He didn’t think it made sense to build products in any way but the absolute best way – and we still agree. Our travel trailers and touring coaches are built by hand by true craftspeople with an obsessive attention to detail. We use only the best materials and the most innovative ways to create and assemble them. And we never cut corners – especially when we can round them. And it’s all done right here in the United States at our Jackson Center, Ohio headquarters.

Made to last for generations

Since the 1930s, Airstreams have been handed down from generation to generation, passed on to family members, friends, or new adventurers – and they look just as great in their 30th year as they did in their first. That’s the quality standard we hold ourselves to.

Everything is handcrafted

From the walls to the furniture, our passionate craftspeople carefully create each piece by hand, and it’s all assembled at our Jackson Center, Ohio headquarters.

Environmentally conscious construction

Insulation made from recycled glass. Recycled water in our testing bays. In both our materials and our building processes, we always take care to make conscious choices.

People

Our greatest innovation isn’t the way our products are designed, the longevity and reliability of our product, or even the engineering insights that offer the trailers’ many advantages. Our greatest innovations is that our company feels like a family.  

It’s a community that welcomes new owners with open arms. It’s a history built on excitement and adventure and inspiration and discovery. It’s a shared passion between the employees who build our trailers, the owners who explore with them, and the young generation who hopes to someday experience an adventure as great as the African Caravan. All play a huge role in the future of our company. And we’re excited to see where this adventure takes us next.

Airstream founder Wally Byam promised to live a life dedicated to adventure. And that spirit is alive and well today.

Made to last for generations

Since the 1930s, Airstreams have been handed down from generation to generation, passed on to family members, friends, or new adventurers – and they look just as great in their 30th year as they did in their first. That’s the quality standard we hold ourselves to.

Everything is handcrafted

From the walls to the furniture, our passionate craftspeople carefully create each piece by hand, and it’s all assembled at our Jackson Center, Ohio headquarters.

Environmentally conscious construction

Insulation made from recycled glass. Recycled water in our testing bays. In both our materials and our building processes, we always take care to make conscious choices.

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