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4.6
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4.7
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Michael Baker

Washington, USA

Reviewed on January 31, 2024

RV reviewed 2016 Airstream Flying Cloud 27FB Queen view listing

5.0
I love my Airstream. We purchased in 2016 from the Seattle Airstream dealer and immediately travelled to Utah. It towed easily and was easy to handle. We decided immediately to make some changes internally and took it to Ultimate Airstream in Portland to re-do the kitchen and eating g area. We installed thei... read more
I love my Airstream. We purchased in 2016 from the Seattle Airstream dealer and immediately travelled to Utah. It towed easily and was easy to handle. We decided immediately to make some changes internally and took it to Ultimate Airstream in Portland to re-do the kitchen and eating g area. We installed their "Grand Lounge" design and included a washing machine in the upgrade. In 2018, we purchased land to build a house and started living in the airstream full time for 18 months while it was being built. It was a pleasure to live in and at one stage, my wife broke her pelvis and so we even had to use a wheelchair in the Airstream to move her around. Very adaptable.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Phil T

Reviewed on September 25, 2023

RV reviewed 2021 Airstream Basecamp 20X view listing

2.6
This review is for a BaseCamp 20X. This is a copy of the letter I wrote to Airstream/Thor. To whom it may concern. After 2 1/2 years of ownership, 11 service visits, and approximately 7 months total, in the shop, I’ve given up on ever getting the advertised airstream “experience”. (It&rsqu... read more
This review is for a BaseCamp 20X. This is a copy of the letter I wrote to Airstream/Thor. To whom it may concern. After 2 1/2 years of ownership, 11 service visits, and approximately 7 months total, in the shop, I’ve given up on ever getting the advertised airstream “experience”. (It’s currently in the shop since August 10th). I can’t tell you how disappointed I am in your product and its shocking lack of quality and dependability. This was my retirement gift to myself, always wanting to experience the airstream “life on the road”. After looking at other trailers, the BaseCamp 20X seemed like a perfect model to see how we liked RV traveling. Though we spent much more on the BaseCamp compared to the others we looked at, we believed it would be a better quality trailer and be more dependable on the road. We could not have been more wrong! In the 24 trips we have taken, we have yet to have ONE trip, where everything worked properly and we didn't have to make a list for another trip to service. Here is a brief list of the issues: 1. Heater did not work on our first trip, fixed after the second visit, when I had to tell the dealer that there was a service bulletin. 2. Fresh water tank only is 20 gallons, even though my owners manual and the original information on-line showed 27 gallons. Huge difference! Your customer service said that’s the way it is, no apology of course. Weird how you can misrepresent your product like that with no repercussions. 3. All the interior panels in the bathroom were cracking, and had to be reskinned. 4. Black water flush inoperative. The valve was installed backwards from the factory. 5. LP cover warped, replaced, but is warped again. Looks so cheap. 6. Bathroom floor squeaks loudly, 3 visits to repair. 7. Vinyl floor blistering around same area as squeak around wet bath. 2 repairs. I’m assuming the glue was not good and I will be seeing this again. 8. Gray tank sensor not reading correctly. 2 repairs. 9. Water pump issues. 6 repairs!! They are replacing the pump again on this visit. It’s still in the shop. 10. Propane leak, arrived at campsite with no propane one time! 11. Our last trip, the a/c would barely cool, so we left our trip a day early. They say they can not find anything wrong with it. It has cooled perfectly prior, even in our 110 degree temps in Phoenix. This is a concern, as we travel with 2 dogs and we leave them in the trailer by themselves at times. Not any more, I can’t trust or depend on this trailer to be safe for them. 12. Both rear table tops delaminating. In the shop now for this. Seems to be a problem on other trailer models as well based on a customer I met in service. 13. Approximately a dozen other minor issues that one should not expect at any price. It was easier for me to fix some of them myself, rather than deal with the service department. (For the most part, another huge disappointment) Until now, I just kept patiently thinking we would get everything fixed for good and not have to be in service so much. After over 2 1/2 years that hasn’t happened, and does not seem that it will. At this point we just feel so duped into believing the airstream quality myth. Once an iconic brand, you seem to be just another Thor trailer company now, only shinier and more expensive. I’m nervous every time we take it out, knowing something else will likely fail, possibly ruining a trip. We have loved RV living and will continue our camping adventures. Our plan is to upgrade to a 22-23 ft trailer, originally planning on a 23ft flying cloud. Even after all this, we still thought we wanted to stay with airstream. That last cling to your brand was given up on when I dropped it for the current service visit . Another customer in the shop with a new flying cloud, had all the interior panels delaminating! We would feel stupid to pay another 60-70K to upgrade to a larger airstream, and have the quality issues we have now. I can’t pay for a name again.
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1.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Stephen Massie

Reviewed on August 26, 2023

RV reviewed 2023 Airstream International Serenity 30RB view listing

5.0
I've heard it said, buy your last RV first, meaning dont skimp on size. I didnt follow that advice and have owned a fith wheel and class A before purchasing an Aristream International 30RBQ. Its the perfect medium between towability and comfort. The build quality is exceptional. My only regret is I made ... read more
I've heard it said, buy your last RV first, meaning dont skimp on size. I didnt follow that advice and have owned a fith wheel and class A before purchasing an Aristream International 30RBQ. Its the perfect medium between towability and comfort. The build quality is exceptional. My only regret is I made my purchase from a dealer instead of a private seller.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Chris CK Kinner

Reviewed on June 28, 2023

RV reviewed 2021 Airstream Bambi 22FB view listing

4.2
We bought the Airstream Bambi 22FB specifically because we could tow it behind our Ford Explorer (GVWR 5000lbs). We put several thousand miles on our Bambi with two adults, two children under 5, and two 40lbs dogs. Towing was easy. The smaller size of the Bambi (and the single axle) makes it very maneuverable... read more
We bought the Airstream Bambi 22FB specifically because we could tow it behind our Ford Explorer (GVWR 5000lbs). We put several thousand miles on our Bambi with two adults, two children under 5, and two 40lbs dogs. Towing was easy. The smaller size of the Bambi (and the single axle) makes it very maneuverable - great for tight campsites and turnarounds. The layout was great for our family. Our longest trip was two weeks. Thought we would have trouble with the smaller refrigerator/freezer but it wasn't an issue. The limiting factor for boondocking was actually the greywater storage capacity - four quick showers and some hand & dishwashing over two or three days was enough to fill it up. Our longest boondocking session was three nights, four days, in a national park with no hookups... it was perfect!
Livability
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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Louis Maita

Reviewed on June 8, 2023

RV reviewed 2022 Airstream Caravel 22FB view listing

5.0
This 2022 Air Stream Caravel 20' F.B. is the top of the line In outdoor camp style living. This is a turn key operation. . Upgraded 32” Smart TV. 2. A custom bike carrier for the rear of the travel trailer. 3. All bedding included: pillows + pillow cases, sheets, 4" foam on top of inter spring m... read more
This 2022 Air Stream Caravel 20' F.B. is the top of the line In outdoor camp style living. This is a turn key operation. . Upgraded 32” Smart TV. 2. A custom bike carrier for the rear of the travel trailer. 3. All bedding included: pillows + pillow cases, sheets, 4" foam on top of inter spring mattress, heated blanket, and Comforter. 4. Custom Audio System for TV or off the air listening. 5. Off the Air Antenna + Pole + all Coax cables + terminators. 6. Weight distribution Hitch is installed and included 7. Sway control is installed and is included. 8. . Upgraded propane tanks. 2-30 pound tanks with cover in lieu of 2-20 pound tanks. 9. All bathroom amenities included: toilet paper, wash cloths, bath towels, soap dish, 1 gal. Of black water tank treatment, shower mat, bathroom floor mat. 10. Toaster, Waffle Maker, Keurig coffee maker with K-cups. 11. All water hoses, white, grey, and black.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Wolf J Gerhardt

Reviewed on June 6, 2023

RV reviewed 2002 Airstream Classic Limited Edition 34 Ft view listing

4.4
It is the top-of-the line Airstream that at 34ft in length is spacious and comfortable. With its Hensley Hitch and disc brakes it tows without drama and stop 75% better than trailers with factory drum brakes. Because it is so aerodynamic the tow vehicle (Duramax Diesel) gets 13.9 MPG when keeping the speed a... read more
It is the top-of-the line Airstream that at 34ft in length is spacious and comfortable. With its Hensley Hitch and disc brakes it tows without drama and stop 75% better than trailers with factory drum brakes. Because it is so aerodynamic the tow vehicle (Duramax Diesel) gets 13.9 MPG when keeping the speed at 62MPH or below. That is fantastic mileage, as the trailer weighs between 8,500 -10,000 pounds depending on its load (water, food, and clothing etc.) With its two Optima Blue Top Batteries, the newly converted LED lighting throughout the trailer and the two 7.5 gallon propane tanks it will keep you comfortable for a week without hook-up, even in inclement weather. The reason it got only four stars for overall quality is because I have had to "redo" a number of items that were inadequate from production. Once I repaired them to my standards they stayed fixed. I will be happy to share everything I've done upon inquiry. This trailer needs nothing and is ready to go camping. When not in use it was stored "indoors" with full hook-up on our property. It has been extremely reliable; we never had to discontinue a trip or come home early over issues!
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Joe

Florida

Reviewed on October 8, 2022

RV reviewed 1999 Airstream Bambi 19 view listing

4.2
We have been the proud owners of the 1999 Bambi for over 21 years. She has held up wonderfully over the years and we still get complements. I must say back in 1999 everything with the exception of the Dometic refrigerator (made in Sweden) was made in USA. I mention this only because to date we have only repla... read more
We have been the proud owners of the 1999 Bambi for over 21 years. She has held up wonderfully over the years and we still get complements. I must say back in 1999 everything with the exception of the Dometic refrigerator (made in Sweden) was made in USA. I mention this only because to date we have only replaced the water pump (8years ago), new brakes (2016) Dexter axel (2022) and LP tanks (2020) still running strong is the “original” A/C, stove/over, frig., water heater. We have two friends and our grown son that own late model Airstreams and most if not all appliances and fixtures are made in China and many of them have failed and been replaced. We have made a few updates because she was looking dated in a bad way. We upgraded to 16” rims and Michelin tires, stripped clear coat and polished. Only buff once a year with Mothers aluminum polish and looks great. We removed the mouse fur, which was sagging and kept the beautiful shinny aluminum and added all the recessed lights like the newer models. Also ripped out carpet and installed 15 year Armstrong vinyl flooring. The fabric on dinette still looks new although a bit dated, maybe we’ll redo one day soon. I’m pretty sure another brand would not of lated this long. We hope to keep Bambi another 20 years. 😊
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Thomas H Beebe

Minnesota

Reviewed on August 18, 2022

RV reviewed 2017 Airstream 23FB International Serenity view listing

5.0
Airstream is the best travel trailer, bar nun. The 23FB is the perfect size. We have owned a number of travel trailers and finally bought an Airstream, why did we wait so long? You have to pay for the good stuff but it's worth it. We wouldn't own anything else!... read more
Airstream is the best travel trailer, bar nun. The 23FB is the perfect size. We have owned a number of travel trailers and finally bought an Airstream, why did we wait so long? You have to pay for the good stuff but it's worth it. We wouldn't own anything else!
Livability
5.0
Overall quality
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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David Ritchie

California

Reviewed on July 3, 2022

RV reviewed 2018 Airstream 27FB Queen International Signature view listing

5.0
We have owned 5 RVs over the years and this is hands down the best RV we have had. Airstreams are known for quality and it shows. Everything is will designed and well made. The windows are amazing allowing for great views and excellent airflow. Towing is on a completely different level than other trailers OR ... read more
We have owned 5 RVs over the years and this is hands down the best RV we have had. Airstreams are known for quality and it shows. Everything is will designed and well made. The windows are amazing allowing for great views and excellent airflow. Towing is on a completely different level than other trailers OR 5th wheels. Airstreams are low and don't catch the wind. The suspension is a torsion axel that is far better than the traditional leaf spring you get in most RVs. I recommend a 3/4ton for towing though we did initially pull this with a 1/2 ton and were able to manage well. Having the solar upgrade has been very nice. I rarely if ever even need to plug in. This is especially true after the lithium battery upgrade. We have yet to come close to using up all the batteries when camping. Almost everything is able to be monitored through phone apps from outside the RV. We have used this rig both at RV parks and boondocking and have loved it.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Boomer

Florida

Reviewed on June 28, 2022

RV reviewed 2022 Airstream Classic 30RB Twin view listing

3.0
This is my 3rd Airstream - the first two, a Bambi and a Flying Cloud were great but ultimately the Floor Plans were too cramped for us, but we felt they were incredibly well built and exactly what I hoped an Airstream would be - But if this Classic is representative of what Airstream is building today since ... read more
This is my 3rd Airstream - the first two, a Bambi and a Flying Cloud were great but ultimately the Floor Plans were too cramped for us, but we felt they were incredibly well built and exactly what I hoped an Airstream would be - But if this Classic is representative of what Airstream is building today since Covid then its not your Fathers Airstream! They supposedly had to source materials from other suppliers and they opted for poorer quality and didnt alter their design for the new components so cabinetry doesnt fit, options dont function and these failings are not likely to be addressed by Airstream, components are a far lesser Quality in what is supposed to be their Flagship than was in my Flying Cloud And attention to Quality of workmanship _ GONE - There is a huge depression in the side of my unit that the dealer and I are sure isnt a dent but a fault in Construction. Keep in mind the prices have risen 10s of thousands of dollars and the leadtime to get one is 18 months, so they had the money and time to build it right and chose not to I DO LOVE the layout and creature features - I just hope this doesnt continue to be a nightmare - we will try to fix what we can and live with the rest - just hope it doesnt get worse!
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2.0
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2.0
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5.0
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4.0
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