Friday, September 25, 2009
Airstream Caravel: Still sleek and aerodynamic
I have never owned an Airstream trailer, or even been inside one for that matter, but gosh I love the looks of them. For as long as I've sen them on the roads or at campgrounds, practically all my life, they've looked modern and futuristic. Knowing a little of their history, how is it possible that a travel trailer design from the 1930s could look just as sleek and aerodynamic today as it did then. Come to think of it, when they first appeared during the Depression, they must have looked like Jules Verne or Buck Rogers had designed them. This one, I'd guess it at about 17-18 feet, looks very cozy and manageable. It might be a lot of fun to spend a few days in the mountains or on a quiet lake. Maybe I'll check into it. I understand that an Airstream similar to this one - built in about 1967 - could cost between $3,000-$6,000. I guess I'd have to leave everything at home but a toothbrush but it'd sure be an adventure. Do any of you have experience with an Airstream?