If you’re considering adding some #vanlife to your Instagram feed but lack either (a) a van, or (b) a place outside your Bushwick walk-up to stash the 28-foot Airstream Land Yacht, consider the Airstream Basecamp. At 16 feet long and 2,635 pounds, the silver bullet’s baby brother is svelte enough to be towed with most midsize SUVs and short enough to slide into a New York City parking spot.
If that wasn’t convenient enough, this week Airstream released an optional upgrade to make the Basecamp even better suited for your off-road adventures. The X-Package comes with a 3-inch lift kit that increases ground clearance and all-terrain tires from Goodyear, a stainless steel front stone guard to keep the rolling home looking shiny and new, and a solar protector for the big front windows to keep things cool and private. (The package brings the Basecamp’s base price up from $34,900 to $39,600.)
I spent a few days in the Basecamp last summer, during my annual pilgrimage to [...]