• Latest touring coach from Airstream targets adventurers and nomads with an off-grid-ready rig that is impressed by the #VanLife movement.
  • The 21-foot Rangeline van rides on a Ram ProMaster 3500 chassis and contains a intelligent generator system that runs on the gasoline in the van’s tank fairly than a separate LP canister.
  • Seating for 4 and sleeping lodging for 2 are commonplace, however an elective pop-top roof offers an additional place for 2 campers.

Interested in becoming a member of the Van Life motion however don’t have any want to craft a cellular residing area with your individual two palms? Airstream’s newest touring coach—the Rangeline—is a turnkey choice that can get you on the highway and to your subsequent journey with out having to get your palms soiled.

Unlike Airstream’s other motorhomes, which use the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the Rangeline is constructed round the Ram ProMaster 3500 industrial van. That means all fashions come with a 280-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a nine-speed automated transmission. The van’s front-wheel-drive platform is right for such an software because it offers a low, flat load ground. However, floor clearance is not as beneficiant as it’s in all-wheel-drive variants of the Sprinter van. If your adventures require occasional off-road trails, the Rangeline could not have the clearance for that. It does, nonetheless, provide a towing capability of 3500 kilos.

Since it is smaller than different motorhomes, Airstream has needed to get inventive with storage options and inside format in the identical ways in which DIY van-lifers and tiny-home builders have. It can accommodate two adults on its flip-down double mattress whereas an elective pop-top characteristic provides sleeping area for 2 extra for a further $11,694.

Overhead storage is plentiful, and a intelligent drawer that is designed to carry canine bowls slides out from beneath the 3.2-cubic-foot fridge. The van’s entrance seats swivel round to allow them to pull double responsibility as loungers, and in lieu of a built-in cooktop, a transportable induction sizzling plate is designed to retailer in one among the galley’s drawers.

A moist tub is hidden behind a silver accordion-style door, and aluminum ceiling panels are a reminder of Airstream’s iconic “silver bullet” camping trailer design. Airstream says it used Lizard Skin insulation—a spray-in product that is additionally out there to shoppers—all through the design to damp out sounds and assist preserve comfy temperatures inside the Rangeline’s residing quarters.

The exterior is properly completed with a hard and fast operating board on the passenger aspect to assist entry to the inside and a manually deployed awning that is freed from aspect helps, eliminating the concern of whacking your head as you stroll into your campsite at evening.

Like a lot of Airstream’s different merchandise, together with the Basecamp trailer, the Rangeline is supplied with options to fulfill patrons who intend to camp off the grid. It comes with a built-in generator that runs on gasoline saved in the van’s gasoline tank fairly than a separate supply reminiscent of LP gasoline or propane. There’s additionally a 200-watt photo voltaic panel and a 270-Ah battery financial institution to retailer electrical energy.

Of course, the Rangeline will also be linked to shore energy in case you’re parked at a standard campground, and all of its connections for electrical energy and water provides have been cleverly hidden behind a panel on the driver’s aspect to protect the van’s smooth, completed look.

Airstream says the Rangeline is prewired for a number of totally different aftermarket choices for on-board enhancements reminiscent of a Wi-Fi hotspot, a cellphone booster, and a satellite tv for pc TV antenna. The firm additionally says its audience for the Rangeline contains singles and {couples} or households with small childen who need to tour the nation or go to close by areas on short-haul weekend journeys.

There’s a worth for the comfort of a ready-equipped journey cellular as the Rangeline begins at $131,882. Handmade camper vans will be carried out on the low-cost, however these with high-end options reminiscent of these present in the Rangeline can strategy an identical backside line. The Rangeline is out there for order now by way of Airstream sellers and, in case you’re so inclined and are in the space, it will likely be on show at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, September 14–18.

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