I went to an RV Show and one of the nearby Airstream dealers was showing. He was showing a Class-C SOB built on a Freightliner/Sprinter chassis that was pretty impressive on the interior space issue. It had a slide-out for the sofa/dinette and had a corner bed and corner bath. All-in-all it had surprising room for a small Class-C.
I asked one of his salesmen if this would be comparable to the basic idea of the Airstream Class-C that Jim Elmlinger mentioned in the Club News section of the April Blue Beret and he said it would be. He didn't seem too knowledgeable about the plans Airstream has, but referred me to his dealership manager. He did mention, however, that his first knowledge of Airstream's plans came from the "meeting in Perry". So apparently this was discussed at the Perry Mid-winter IBT Meeting.
Anyway, the manager didn't want to give too much away, but did say that that had to be the plans for Airstream and that he would learn more about what would be coming from Airstream when he attended the annual dealer's meeting in Las Vegas in June. So it does look like Airstream has plans to move forward with a Class-C motorhome sometime in the not too distant future. I think that will be great!
Class-C's are very popular with families and are very maneuverable. It would be really great if Airstream could go after the family market. BTW, this Class-C was under $89,000. Airstream could probably produce one for under $100K and attract buyers to the Airstream cache' and perhaps create a move-up market to start producing Class-A's again in a few years. I think that would be a great segway into re-introducing the Class-A or maybe even introducing the new Classic Class-A that was designed but not brought to market a couple of years ago. I think they would really turn some heads if they do that.
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