Airstream refers to its camper vans as “touring coaches.” One might additionally confer with them as RVs or Class B motorhomes. No matter you wish to confer with them, they’re premium automobiles; the most cost effective Airstream touring coach, the Interstate 19, begins round $200,000. Airstream now provides a extra reasonably priced choice with a brand new camper van, the Rangeline.
The Rangeline is the primary Airstream car to make use of the Ram Promaster 3500 chassis; Airstream’s Interstate coaches use the Mercedes Sprinter chassis. They use Chrysler’s ubiquitous 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine, which additionally powers the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica minivan, amongst different automobiles. That engine pairs with a 9-speed computerized. The Rangeline provides a “high-traction entrance wheel drive” system, which must be the following most weather-capable factor to all-wheel drive.
At 21 ft, the Rangeline is about 9 inches shorter than a Ram 3500 pickup with an eight-foot mattress. The usual configuration sleeps two on an elevated mattress above a storage space with lodging for an additional two sleepers obtainable from an elective pop-top. The Rangeline has 4 belted seats when the car is in movement.
Airstream doesn’t use any diesel gasoline with the brand new Rangeline. Home equipment — together with a 3.2 cu. ft. fridge, an 0.4 cu. ft. freezer and a stowable and transportable electrical cooktop — are all electrical. The Rangeline’s hydronic heating and sizzling water system attracts gasoline from the gasoline tank.
Different Rangeline options embrace entrance seats that swivel to face an adjustable flex desk and a space-saving moist bathtub that includes a pores and skin, bathe and bathroom. An built-in L observe system gives safe gear storage and MOLLE panels affixed to the rear doorways for extra storage.
The Rangeline is dramatically cheaper than the Airstream Interstate, beginning at $131,882. Airstream sellers are taking orders now. Airstream says sellers ought to obtain stock within the coming weeks.