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Airstream helps renovate ‘Millionaires’ Habitat’
(July 20, 2007) -- Fitzsimons, the owner of the 1978 vintage Airstream, said the “green” luxury trailer called “Mobitat” represents the ultimate mobile habitat for the discerning traveler, the natural environment of the millionaire.
JACKSON CENTER, Ohio – Kevin Fitzsimons of Your Source magazine had a vintage 1978 Airstream and a problem – he wanted to renovate a 31-foot Sovereign
Land Yacht into a vehicle for today’s wealthy traveler but needed parts and expertise.
Airstream Inc.’s team tracked down the hard-to-find parts and helped Fitzsimons’ team rebuild the beautiful trailer and retrofit it to accommodate high-end appliances, including a German $3,000 Kohler toilet, a KHV satellite and a plasma flat screen television.
“We couldn’t have done it without Airstream’s help,” Fitzsimons said. “They helped us put this thing back together, got us parts we couldn’t find, gave us the original manual. They were great.”
In addition to building world-class aluminum travel trailers, Airstream has a service center with a full contingent of mechanics and specialists whose business is general maintenance, repairing, and restoring trailers at the Airstream plant in Jackson Center. The expertise proved invaluable to Fitzsimons, who restored the Sovereign
Land Yacht for the summer 2007 issue of Your Source.
Fitzsimons said the “green” luxury trailer, called “Mobitat,” represents the ultimate mobile habitat for the discerning traveler, the natural environment of the millionaire. yoursource is an upscale quarterly design magazine on lifestyles, interiors and architecture.
“We’re excited to be a part of this smart, high-tech, luxurious endeavor,” said Airstream marketing director Ben Owen. Airstream has long been recognized as a design leader. Most recently, in March, the Museum of Modern Art took a 16-foot Bambi into its permanent collection.
For more on Mobitat, including renderings of the restored Sovereign
Land Yacht, visit www.mobitat.net.
For more information on yoursource magazine, visit www.yoursourcemag.com.