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Many people know Airstream for its towed RVs that look like silver Twinkies. With the mirror finish of a state soldier’s sunglasses, they’re ubiquitous on the freeways, and the company, which was founded in the 1920s, is about as American as Harley Davidson motorcycles and the Ford. Mustang. But less well known is its long history of touring coaches. These all-in-one motorhomes might not have the iconic silhouettes of its best-known trailers, but they simplify the camping experience while dramatically reducing clutter (as well as eliminating the need for backing up a trailer in a campsite, we tell you, is a learned skill). Announced on June 10, the new the epitome of the RV category, and for the traveling adventurer, there is no more feature-rich luxury experience available.
The new Interstate 24X is, as the name suggests, 24 feet long, but there’s a ton of stuff in that space. Built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis, you will find under the hood a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 engine developing 188 horsepower and a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. It’s mounted on six four-wheel-drive all-terrain tires that handle asphalt and dirt with equal aplomb. Ironically enough, with its raw specs alone, you could drive the Interstate and live in an Airstream trailer that you pull behind. The Interstate includes a built-in generator and a military-grade 400-watt solar system on its roof for off-road expeditions.
But interior comfort and convenience are where Airstream has proven its worth, and the interior of the Interstate is where it really shines. With a six-foot-two-inch interior, most guys will be able to stand up straight, allowing them access to their refrigerator, freezer, and two-burner stove. Built-in ceiling-to-floor storage is standard, allowing you to store and organize all your outdoor gear, while a pull-out workstation comes in handy for rope splicing, dry fly tying and ding repair. While some prefer to use its massive 16ft central space for a clean, minimalist living space, it will accommodate many of the larger outdoor gear, from kayaks to surfboards and SUPs, along the way. . Four Bluetooth-enabled Resonado speakers mounted above each of the rear doors let you get in motion before your next activity. At the end of a long day of adventure, you have a heated wet tub, including a shower, sink and toilet, fed by 23 gallon fresh water tanks and gray water tanks. 24 gallons, and when you’re ready for a good night’s sleep, its king-size wall bed (which can also be converted to a twin bed) is the largest in its vehicle class.
Of course, all of these features (not to mention Airstream’s 100-year history) mean Interstate 24X doesn’t come cheap. Company tows, which don’t include battery life, start in five digits. The MSRP for the Interstate is $ 213,850. But if you are looking for the ultimate in adventure mobiles, a motorhome that you can drive on the beach, in the backcountry or in the mountains, then there is no better brand with a more history. longer than Airstream. With its new Interstate 24X, dirtbagging gets a long-awaited luxury upgrade.
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