The Adventures of Airstream Mikie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When I am traveling with the Airstream, some people are fascinated by the size, shape, color of the trailer, or the concept of a home on wheels, or the tow vehicle, the generator, etc, etc... This document is intended to help passers-by who want to know more but who also want to respect the owner's privacy.

Q: The trailer, what is it?
A: It's an "Airstream". One of many thousands which have been built over the last 75+ years. This one was manufactured by Airstream, Inc. in Jackson Center, Ohio in 2009. The model designation is Sport 17 and is 16 feet 8 inches in length, overall. Cost: $32,282 plus tax, license, etc. Weight 3,500 lbs, GWVR. For a tour of the inside, the way it was originally at delivery, see this YouTube video. Continuing improvements have been made to the Airstream since new, including doubling the battery capacity, a solar panel, larger propane tanks, etc. For more information on this Airstream, see the blog at this link.

Q: The tow vehicle, what is it, and what have you done to it?
A: 2010 Toyota Tundra Double Cab. Some major improvements to this tow vehicle include a BedSlide and SnugTop camper shell as well as a Yamaha EF6300iSDE generator which has been modified to use propane as well as gasoline to power the A.C. appliances such as air conditioning, microwave, and other devices, as well as to recharge the batteries which are used for fans, lights, etc. Many other improvements continue to be made to the tow vehicle and are documented at this link.

Q: Where have you travelled with it?
A: All the travels have been documented at the blog "The Adventures of Airstream Mikie".

Q: Favorite places visited?
A: Big Sur, CA and Torrey Pines Beach, CA

Q: Where do they sell Airstreams?
A: Dealers can be located at the Airstream website.

Q: I have a question that's not on this list!
A: Please visit the blog "The Adventures of Airstream Mikie" to find your answer, or email the owner at this email address:

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes in some countries the roadside assistance is not that great and even if you do phone, you will find that there are some delays before they do eventually reach you.