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Airstream’s Most Popular Camper Wants To Take Your Family On An Adventure With A 3-Inch Lift And An Interior From REI

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When you think of off-road campers, an Airstream isn’t likely even close to the first trailer that comes into your mind. Airstreams are known for their gorgeous riveted aluminum and luxurious interiors, but not really campers you’d take when the road disappears. Well, Airstream, in its latest collaboration with REI, has a new variation of the Basecamp. The 2024 REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 20X takes what Airstream says is its most popular travel trailer and turns it into an off-road camper with knobby tires, a three-inch lift, and an interior spruced up by REI.

This camper is the second collaboration between Airstream and outdoor retailer REI. The first was the REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 16X, which was announced last year with a similarly clunky name. That trailer was based on the Basecamp 16, a compact adventure and utility trailer for two. Airstream says its most popular travel trailer floorplan is the Basecamp 20-footer, which can sleep four. Now, families can get it with the REI bits as well.

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Not Your Average Airstream

I feel like we should start with what the Basecamp is in the first place. Airstream has a history of trying out new ideas to see what sticks with its fans. For example, the Airstream Argosy was the painted Airstream with experimental features. Perhaps lesser known is Airstream’s short-lived Nest, a fiberglass Airstream that was sold between 2018 and 2020.

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The original Basecamp (above) launched for the 2007 model year and was inspired by founder Wally Byam’s Torpedo plywood teardrop camper from the 1930s (below), the very first Airstream product. Airstream’s idea for the 2007 Basecamp was to build a compact, lightweight camper that still had every amenity and plenty of space. In other words, the Basecamp is more or less Airstream’s take on a teardrop trailer. That camper was discontinued in 2008 right before the Great Recession hit.

Airstream says that over time, it refined the Basecamp concept to include an onboard bathroom, more kitchen space, and upgraded appliances. This work resulted in the 2016 release of the Basecamp 2.0. It weighed in at just 2,585 lbs and still featured that riveted semi-monocoque aluminum structure that Airstream still is known for. That’s an Airstream that could be towed by many of today’s crossovers!

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Back in 2016, Airstream said it designed the Basecamp to “rekindle the desire to explore nature and get outdoors.” While the Basecamp was the most outdoor-friendly Airstream, the company saw potential in it going off-road, too. In 2019, Airstream announced the X-Package, which adds a three-inch lift kit and Goodyear all-terrain tires. As of 2022, the Basecamp isn’t just one of the smallest Airstreams, but it’s also what Airstream says is its most popular model. And the most popular Basecamp is the 20-foot floorplan.

The REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp models that off-roading and outdoors theme even further and the REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 20X brings the family along for the ride.

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The 2024 Airstream REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 20X

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On July 31st, Airstream unveiled its latest collaboration with Recreational Equipment, Inc., aka REI. The retailer is known for its camping and outdoor gear and given Airstream’s intent to connect its customers with the outdoors, it seems like the perfect match-up.

The 2024 Airstream REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 20X starts off as an Airstream Basecamp 20, a 20-foot single axle travel trailer with a base weight of 3,400 pounds and sleeps four for $54,400. Airstream then slaps on the X-Package with its lift kit and knobbies, which add another $3,000 to the tab.

Adding REI to the mix nets you a handful of goodies. Normally, a Basecamp has an interior featuring cabinetry of Lite-Ply Italian poplar plywood. Here, Airstream says the interior gets ​​fabrics and laminates made from post-consumer recycled materials. The cutting board sink cover is made from recycled paper and the cabinetry is made from sustainably-grown birch. REI also tacks on spruce green accents.

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One exclusive change to the REI special edition of the Basecamp is an L-track system on the floor and walls designed to secure anything from bicycles to kayaks and any other outdoor gear you want to bring with you on a trip. Another interesting change is to the storage compartment directly in front of the entrance door. Normally, you’d toss in power cables or similar in there, but in the Airstream REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 20X, Airstream wants you to use it as a drink cooler and it comes with a drain for the task.

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In terms of equipment, you’re getting a fully functional small camper for four people. The dinette transforms into a bed, as does the lounge up front. There’s a sink with running water as well as a propane-fed two-burner cooktop. Across from that is a wet bath with a shower and a toilet.

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For comfort, you also get a furnace, a UV water purification system, a recirculating on-demand water heater, air-conditioner, and even tank heaters so you can use the trailer in the cold without the tanks freezing up. If you need even more room, Airstream sells the Basecamp with a tent that attaches to the side and features an inflatable support structure. The Special Edition also comes with a 25-piece REI Co-Op + Airstream Basecamp kit with dishware, flatware, storage cubes, and more.

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Taking The Basecamp Off-Grid

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For off-grid living, you have a 23-gallon fresh water tank, a 28-gallon gray tank, and a 21-gallon black tank. Since it has the X-Package, the three-inch lift and Goodyear Wranglers net you 12 inches of ground clearance, up from the 9 inches found in a regular Basecamp 20. Airstream makes a pretty big deal out of the improved departure angle but doesn’t provide the actual angles to compare with. For protection, the trailer has stainless-steel front stone guards. The addition of the off-road gear seems to add just 100 pounds to the empty weight, giving the Special Edition trailer an empty weight of 3,500 pounds. Airstream says you get 800 pounds of payload to play with.

All of this adds up to a trailer that Airstream says will make off-road travel seamless. Though, it should be said that this is probably not something you’ll want to take overlanding or through tough trails. It may be taller than a regular Basecamp 20, but the undercarriage still has plenty of bits you can rip off. There are also plenty more trailers better for the task of going off-road for a lot less money. I see this more as a trailer that can comfortably navigate a fire road or similar.

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Should you decide to take this Airstream where there are no roads, I’d probably recommend picking up the optional 360-watt solar package and the 200Ah lithium battery. Airstream will also swap out the flushing toilet for a composting one if you really want to save water.

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The price of this collaboration? the 2024 Airstream REI Co-op Special Edition Basecamp 20X can be ordered at a dealer and it will set you back $62,400 before options. That is a lot to pay for an adorable trailer, though, I’m not surprised. Airstream is a luxury brand and REI is also known for its pricy goods. Still, if you’re the kind of person who cannot get enough Airstream or you just have to get something with that riveted aluminum construction, this seems like a pretty neat unit.

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Ben
Ben
9 months ago

Airstream wants you to use it as a drink cooler and it comes with a drain for the task.

Well that’s dumb. Just use the refrigerator…that this apparently doesn’t have? Who builds a trailer with everything but a fridge? Not having to deal with a cooler and getting ice throughout your trip is one of the best things about trailer camping IMHO. That’s a huge omission for such an expensive unit.

JunkInTheFrunk
JunkInTheFrunk
9 months ago
Reply to  Ben

It has a big old fridge in it to the right of the bathroom. If you’re the type that goes through a case of beverages a night, having a cooler as well is good for managing space and fridge temperature.

Chronometric
Chronometric
9 months ago

I really like this thing and could see buying one for retirement, sans the useless REI markup. You buy Airstream for their lovely interiors. The REI package looks like a downgrade to me.

One design that seems superfluous in a trailer this small is 2 doors. But in a narrow space I think it is brilliant. Someone blocking the aisle? Go out and go around!

Last edited 9 months ago by Chronometric
3WiperB
3WiperB
9 months ago
Reply to  Chronometric

You are always required to have 2 exits, but most designs use an emergency egress window. The back door allows loading of long items, like bikes or kayaks through the back. There’s tiedowns to hold these items in place inside during travel. The side door is more traditional for campsites and more convenient when the back is set up as a bed. With the 20X it’s likely to be left in bed mode, since there’s other seating in the front. For the 16′ Basecamp, it’s more likely to be converted daily, since the bed is also the dinette and seating area.

JunkInTheFrunk
JunkInTheFrunk
9 months ago
Reply to  Chronometric

If driving on bad dirt roads is a big part of your retirement plan, then this thing is pretty sweet. If it’s not, I’d look at a Caravel instead and enjoy the extra space and interior touches.

JunkInTheFrunk
JunkInTheFrunk
9 months ago

I have had one of these for a year, and I love it. It isn’t a true off road trailer, but it has done well on logging roads and fire roads across Oregon and Washington. Build quality so far has been fantastic, and I have not had any issues in 40 nights of use.

Things that are awesome:

  • The heater cranks, and it stays toasty on ski trips / coast trips when overnight temps dip into the 20s.
  • The solar is great! I have never plugged it in, and it does fine in shade on 5 day trips.
  • The bed is comfy, and effectively a king size.
  • With the bed up, there is comfortable seating for 10. On cold or rainy trips, it’s a great spot for board games.

Things that are annoying:

  • The front propane cover is a cheap piece of shit.
  • The on demand hot water heater tends to get overwhelmed by showers.
  • The cabinet doors fly open on bad dirt roads.

It has a few issues from a towing / capacity stand point:

  • It’s TALL, and towing it through high wind areas is harrowing
  • Tongue weight is significant at 500+lbs – that’s why you usually see it behind full size trucks despite low weight.
  • The 800 lbs of capacity disappears fast when you add 27 gallons of freshwater
  • The freshwater tank sits low at the back of the trailer limiting usable ground clearance.

Mercedes – if you find yourself in Oregon, we would be happy to give you a walk through.

JunkInTheFrunk
JunkInTheFrunk
9 months ago
Reply to  JunkInTheFrunk

Worth noting – I have all the 20x “off road” goodies, but not the REI edition. As far as I can tell, the only difference is cabinets, colors and Li-Ion battery standard.

DadBod
DadBod
9 months ago

Earlier this summer I saw a couple of Basecamps at the Acadia campground. I don’t recall the exact tow vehicles except that they were not HD pickups, they were some kind of SUVs. There are much bigger than they look in the pictures and are pretty damn cool. Seems like an awesome toy if you have the (stacks of) money to blow.

3WiperB
3WiperB
9 months ago

I get that people are shocked by the price, but Airstream sells every one of these that they make. For those that say campers and RV’s are built like crap, this is closer to the costs if they build a more quality product. There’s a lot of labor that goes into these trailers. These are buck riveted together (meaning each rivet takes a person on the inside and outside to install. There’s an average of 3000 rivets in an Airstream.

These Basecamps hold their value very well. I prefer their traditional trailers vs. Basecamp, but that’s a personal preference due to liking a dry bath and mostly camping in campgrounds.

That said, I think used is the way to go if buying an Airstream. We have a 16 year old Airstream and it’s in great overall condition and it’s on a place on the depreciation curve where it isn’t going to loose significant value. We’ve had it over 2 years and the only major thing I’ve had to do was replace the converter (about $200 plus my labor) and a plumbing valve. That’s way less than goes wrong with most new campers that are rolling off the line. I know if I keep up with maintenance I can keep the Airstream on the road as long as I want to.

Last edited 9 months ago by 3WiperB
ADDvanced
ADDvanced
9 months ago
Reply to  3WiperB

Go look at older airstreams. They’re all built like shit.

3WiperB
3WiperB
9 months ago
Reply to  ADDvanced

I mean, I own a 2007 Safari, and it seems to be built quite well. I’ve never had any build quality issues on mine. I know a lot of other owners through the club, and most issues are from supplied components, not the camper itself (though they certainly had a dip in quality over the past 3 years).

Miles Long
Miles Long
9 months ago

“$62,400 before options”

I wouldn’t even pay that for a car, let alone a freaking trailer!

Last Pants
Last Pants
9 months ago

Ah REI. It doesn’t say “whites only” but yeah….

Last edited 9 months ago by Last Pants
ADDvanced
ADDvanced
9 months ago

$54,400

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Col Lingus
Col Lingus
9 months ago
Reply to  ADDvanced

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

Doctor Nine
Doctor Nine
9 months ago

This is the kind of thing that happens when marketing people convince the C-Suite to go all in on a new product, but none of them really understand the engineering requirements for such a use case. It’s functionally little better than the ‘put a big metal house in back of a pickup’ camper we were laughing at a while ago.

No. Not interested.

JunkInTheFrunk
JunkInTheFrunk
9 months ago
Reply to  Doctor Nine

The trade off between a trailer and an in bed slide in is:

  • Do you want to tow something else (Boat, Snow machines) and keep your truck mostly parked when you get to your destination?
  • Do you want to setup camp and have your truck available to go offroad?

I’ve been really happy with my basecamp 20x, and I think the engineering that went into it really nailed the use case of dispersed camping in National Forests / BLM land.

GenericWhiteVan
GenericWhiteVan
9 months ago

Netting instead of cabinet doors or drawers? Seems very non-premium.

Diana Slyter
Diana Slyter
9 months ago

Makes me want to burn my REI membership card, but REI doesn’t care…

Detroit-Lightning
Detroit-Lightning
9 months ago
Reply to  Diana Slyter

Especially w/ their recent union busting initiatives…

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