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Old 04-03-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Food Network Airstream Use

Hey guys,

My name is Chris and I work for the Food Network. We're working on a new show that shoots in May, and we're taking it on the road. I'm doing some research on Airstream trailers because we really love the feel of them and want to highlight the Americana aspect of our journey. So...

What I'm looking for is a custom Airstream with a kitchen and possibly an openable side, so that we can film our host from the outside looking in. We'd have one built ourselves, but this is just the pilot episode, and we're looking to rent one for about four days in May just to get the ball rolling.

Does anyone know of a custom Airstream owner that might be of service? This is an open call nationwide, and the availability may determine where we shoot. If not, does anyone know a direction to point me in so I can try to find a rental? I appreciate any help you guys can provide.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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You might try contacting Rich Luhr, publisher of "Airstream Life" magazine.. He has done stories featuring a number of commercial modified Airstreams with side openings used for cooking and mobile restaurants or "food truck trailers". One of them might be willing to make their trailer available for a shoot... (www.airstreamlife.com)
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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Seaside fla. It's near Santa Rosa beach/ destin area. They have a row of them already set up. I'm sure you could make a deal...
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Might want to give Haydocy Rv in Columbus Ohio a call. They have recently completed a great project turning a beat up vintage airstream into a portable commercial kitchen, and it has side windows that drop down to serve the food.

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I went looking for the local "food truck" in an Airstream trailer. While I didn't find it in the first 2 minutes, Mr. Google showed my dozens of photos of conversions.
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In Pensacola, FL there are 4 or 5 AS converted to different "food trucks" all on a corner lot.
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Check out Austin, Texas. There is a thriving food truck community there. Here is a link:

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In the 90s wasn't there a show on your network that used an Airstream with slices of bread emerging from the top like a toaster?
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #9
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NOMAD Airstream in Plattsburgh, NY has a custom kitchen ready to go. On second thought it might be a silver painted Argosy. Either way, they have a unit that I have seen and it's really nice. NOMAD does custom refurbishing, renovation, besides being the only dealer in NY. Call the owner, Steve Clement @ 518-324-6225,
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Wait, hasn't this been done already? Call Bob Blumer, maybe he'll sell you his...
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Thanks for all the help!

I apologize, guys. Our shoot date was pushed back, so I had to move onto doing research for other shows. You've all been extremely helpful, and I appreciate nobody being outright rude to me for looking to rent an Airstream, which I know can be taboo.

We're going to be shooting our pilot in NYC for the sake of ease, so I'll certainly be looking in the main tri-state area (and up in Plattsburgh!) for options. Once the series goes to order, I'l definitely be looking in Ohio, Florida, and Texas as we spread out across the country more. Thanks to Condoluminum for pointing me toward Airstream Life magazine, which has been a big influence on what our producers our looking for.

You've all been very gracious, and I'll be lurking on these threads to learn as much as I can as the show moves forward!
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I apologize, guys. Our shoot date was pushed back, so I had to move onto doing research for other shows. You've all been extremely helpful, and I appreciate nobody being outright rude to me for looking to rent an Airstream, which I know can be taboo.



We're going to be shooting our pilot in NYC for the sake of ease, so I'll certainly be looking in the main tri-state area (and up in Plattsburgh!) for options. Once the series goes to order, I'l definitely be looking in Ohio, Florida, and Texas as we spread out across the country more. Thanks to Condoluminum for pointing me toward Airstream Life magazine, which has been a big influence on what our producers our looking for.



You've all been very gracious, and I'll be lurking on these threads to learn as much as I can as the show moves forward!

Airstreamers can be a bit persnickety, but very loyal and a great group. Please keep us updated so we can see the final result.
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