Welcome from Colorado: Formally from Minnesota. We enjoyed our 27 years there, but Colorado is nice too.
I think all Airstreams are "base camps" as that is what a lot of people use them for. After a day of hiking, biking, fishing, sightseeing, et.al. you have a comfortable to go that keeps you warm, dry, fed and bathed.
These Airstream Forums can help you learn all about your new Basecamp. I think there is a whole sub-category for them.
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