Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-22-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,474
Mini Cooper and Airstream collaboration


MotoringFile Archive MINI Clubman Meets Airstream Trailer

Now this my Canadian friends CAN be towed with a Dodge Intrepid.

Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
Rivet Master
willyd's Avatar
1993 34' Limited
Melbourne Florida , Springfield Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 759
Images: 5
Very interesting article - thanks for sharing.

willyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
The handy accountant
pageclot's Avatar
1976 27' Overlander
Scarborough , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 165
Images: 21
Very interesting, and MINI-malist.

But it does make me wonder just how light and more efficient an Airstream could be, if ultralight materials were used for everything on the inside, and some of the outside

Thin, stainless steel countertops instead of laminate over pressed wood,
Carbon fibre honeycomb flooring sandwiched around aluminum crossmembers instead of plywood
Microwave/convection ovens instead of standard steel ovens,
Smaller, high efficiency furnaces and fridges requiring less propane, and therefore only one propane bottle
Air conditioning units on the bottom of the camper, lowering centre of gravity, improving aerodynamics, and pulling air from the shady side of the trailer
Toilets that pull from the grey water tank for flushing
LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs

With everything above the frame lighter, couldn't the frame be made lighter? And if the frame and the entire unit was lighter, couldn't the axle set up be lighter too?

And then maybe a Mini Cooper could pull a fully-equipped trailer, not just a shell with some European furniture.
pageclot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Foiled Again's Avatar
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,193
Yes, I didn't see anything that resembled a kitchen or a bath in there. Cute but truly an aluminum tent.

Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooper custom plus trailer tire jimmini Tires 56 01-21-2013 08:42 PM
Mini Cooper and Airstream - cool concept Janet H Airstream "In the News" 27 10-04-2012 06:23 PM
Mini-Cooper Tow Vehicle RedSHED Tow Vehicles 1 03-20-2009 07:05 AM
Great American Col.Jeff Cooper ctdair Off Topic Forum 0 09-26-2006 10:13 AM
Looking for a mini trailer PtRichSue Our Community 7 08-14-2003 09:27 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.