Originally Posted by CrawfordGene
Yeh, Indiana. When I looked at their website earlier, I saw Florida. Now I can't find it. Maybe they moved today?
The structure of the exterior walls is panelized. They use a vacuum press to make the panels and that can be quite strong, but I don't know how strong this trailer is.
I also don't know how the Earthbound would perform in a wind tunnel test compared to an Airstream. The Earthbound has a sloped front end and curved edges and may perform quite well.
I think the lesson is that people come along and come up with new designs. Some may be better than anything before. That's what Wally did. Airstream's design may be iconic, but so were flying buttresses. Can you imagine the Empire State Building with flying buttresses? Maybe the Earthbound tows better and is strongeruntil someone tests them, we are guessing.
And yes, the floor can be a lot better.
Well, I think in the short term at least the Earthbound will be fine. I've been in touch with former Airstream owners who've switched to one and they are happy with the way it tows and pleased overall, but haven't had it a year yet.
I'm wondering what the exterior will look like in 10 or 20 years. We already know that a reasonably well-cared-for Airstream can look good for decades.
Choices, choices... more choice is good but makes decisions more difficult.