hello this is Patrick Botticelli with colonial Airstream in Lakewood New Jersey base camp is back that's right folks this is all-new 2017 Airstream Basecamp. I'm here at Hershey RV shows September 14th or 18 2016 and this is the main feature of the show and over 100 emails personal emails asking me to do a walk-through video on the Airstream Basecamp well here it is 16 foot 3 from the center of the bowl to the very back of the trailer exterior width is only 7 foot interior width is 6 foot four and a half inches an exterior height with air conditioning is eight foot six and a quarter and air conditioning is on the back slanted part.
So, therefore, if you opted not to get the air conditioner not gonna it's only going to be a couple inches shorter the hitch way that's the matter pressure its downforce at the back your vehicle is only 410 pounds and the unit base weight without options is 25 85. So, that leaves you a gross vehicle weight rating of only 3,500 pounds the net carrying capacity is 915 pounds and there's a freshwater tank capacity of 22 gallons there's a combination 29 gallon gray black tank and the refrigerators is a 3 cubic foot 2-way there's 8 windows and skylights it's a lot of windows on this trailer it has an optional microwave and there's also side and rear tent off. So, come standard with an arch wing awning and it would go into this rail here.
I have a better picture of one of these signs as well where you can get the side tent which. I don't have a display at the show at a rear tent the archwing awning comes standard these tents give you a generous amount of living space and also mosquito protection. I was a owner of the original base camp.
I love that trailer it was. So, well built and well designed, but this. I believe is better a reason being this is actually made out of aluminum structure just like a regular Airstream travel trailer the original base camp was a fiberglass clamshell with aluminum cladding on the exterior.
So, this has the buck riveting and aluminum structure that you'd be familiar with on a traditional Airstream travel trailer so. I believe it's a little bit more robust you can see here the aluminum TIG welding the extruded aluminum structure for the door frame. I have here aluminum grab handle large window in the entry door this also has a little shade this window does not open still shut like a traditional Airstream travel trailer has a lock and a deadbolt a large hinge top to bottom entry step lifts up and pushes in doesn't stick out much when you're telling there's a latch system and place.
So, that's when you're towing, but you could have the door stay completely open just latch it in place there's a 3m Rock protection on the front of the trailer which protects the front of the trailer from rock kicking up there is not a stainless steel rock guard protection available for this trailer has aluminum window frame structure this is all tempered glass safety glass tinted you can see here the structure of the door it's all aluminum manufacture right there at Jackson Center Ohio and Airstream great feature here is a retractable screen door it's very sturdy inside it's very spacious. So, we still have a rear hatch like the original base camp, but only Airstream found out only a small percentage of their owners we're actually using the back cargo for motorcycles or quads. So, we still give you the utility of a rear hatch, but you have a side door as well and that was one of the things that the original base camp Dayton had just had the rear doors he had to open up a rear door and drop the steps every time you wanted to come inside here's another thing a wet bath original base camp did not have a bathroom or shower now we do you can see here the door hardware there's a little latch when you get inside you can lock it shut it's all gasketed all the way around there's a little hook inside on each side here these are custom base camp little holders.
So, you can put shampoo conditioner body wash inside another hook down here this is all aluminum structure in this corner for the vent stack that goes through the roof there's a clothesline inside that you can fall across now you lock that in place you could hang light items from it to let them dry you got a heavy-duty towel bar there's a luminal cheating on the wall it's all sealed and caulk. So, you don't have to worry about water penetration there's a bathroom ventilation system povel fan LED light in the shower this is a pretty decent sized compartment they live inside there's plenty of room to take a shower it's a wet bath. So, the toilets inside they can see here got enough room to Matic seal an porcelain bowl little drain plug in the floor make sure you put this in before you tow the trailer.
So, you don't siphon the water out of the p-trap now this shower wand you can lay it down on the ground and you could pass it through outside you can reach in and get your hot and cold water and there's a little area here cut out to put some soap it's got the waterproof toilet paper holder inside this is a excellent bathroom. I really like what they did with the baffle care this corner here is an extruder aluminum structure you can see here to laminate in a little design in the laminate there's a few different choices of interior decor available this particular one is called Red Rock. So, it have these cushions with this design inside some taro reminds me of the turret material and like a Jeep Wrangler seats very durable and it has a red accent up top up the front here in the galley you can pull up you have electrical outlets and 12 volt USB sockets very nice to have that as well and then there's a privacy shade system little bungee cords keep it from rolling back, but there's a zipper on either side you can bring this all the way up just doing this with one hand and that will block out all the light a little rack here for storage some little hooks.
So, you decide what you want to hang from there it's got the cargo netting that the original base camp had. So, you could throw things up there. I like that.
I could put maybe some gloves on my gear up top after done mountain biking foldable sink this is similar to the sink on the Airstream interstate has a two burner cooktop this is a gas LP cooktop has some net storage here. So, you could put some items in here and this little bungee cords prevent it from coming out you can see here a laminate this is still plywood construction with laminate this is not a sticker you can see here in a color choice when you get the Red Rock interior decor has a little silverware organizer up top some storage below and there's actually the battery the AGM battery this one has this one has a solar charging system below this panel here and there's room to add a second one, if you ever decided to down the road has a manual battery disconnect has a propane leak detector on the floor this has a tank heater. So, it has a 12 volt tank heater for your your holding tank this is the floor material this is a sheet vinyl very resilient pretty tough stuff its refrigerator 3 cubic foot automatic 2-way has a freezer up top turn the refrigerator on and off using this, button here it's automatically get a check to see, if we're plugged into electricity, if not it's going to run a gas or.
I could manually run it on gas if. I decided to, if it did misfire the check light would come on and stay on this is a shoe and boot storage. So, you could put your shoes in you when you're done over here some additional storage capacity underneath the galley this is the optional microwave it's a smaller 120 volt microwave it's got a stainless steel front to it.
I can see. I utilize that daily has a fire extinguisher off to the side and to additional storage racks good amount of counter space available another storage net up top here all LED lighting inside there's a bumper above the door so, if you forget to duck you know smack your head a smoke detector here in the ceiling the ceiling is all aluminum just like the rest of the Airstream trailer line except it's not arched it's a flat roof you have the trauma domestic water and heating system the sea level 2 tank monitoring system - your battery capacity freshwater capacity and the gray and black are combo. So, you actually just have to hit the black to get your level % get also turn your water pump on from here and then this here is where the temperature sensor is for the heating system there's another storage compartment here by the entry door another with some more bungees this is a furnace duct trimmer system you have key hooks here these are all stainless steel key hooks and then Airstream actually puts a lock on here.
So, you can lock this compartment so, if you want to hide some valuables in here you could do. So, and there's netting up top there's netting on the side there's also a cup holder when you lift the lid you could put a drink here and there's USB charge ports as well as in this compartment off to the side we have an electrical outlet GFCI protected and this one has the optional solar charging system. So, there's your Sun explore solar controller display these windows on the side open.
So, this dresses up the area. So, you don't see the hardware, but you can open and close the window using the hardware here and this has an insect screen and the privacy shade let's see here on the outside this large window right here is what opens some plenty of ventilation underneath the bed we have some little Bundy's here that you could tie items up to the side of the bed structure you have some d-rings here. So, you could tie some heavier items up this is the battery charger to converts AC to DC charge the battery and provides Electric to your breakers the tables are pedestal tables.
So, you could sit here just the creaking is this the stabilizer jacks at the show. I just don't have them down all the way so. I promise you you shouldn't make that noise when you're parked these tables you can spin around to get adjustments and they're also each removable stick your foot on the little black dot twist now unravel your table backdoor has a little netting built into it first aid kit and another window to porthole window it's a fixed position to get open it from the inside have an electrical outlet here in the back USB charge port heat duct system heat duct for the Daruma system you have a storage cubby here off to the side this lifts up here and you can either use the short legs when you want to make this into a bed or you could put use of the toe legs we actually had the toe legs out, but you can see here where they all store that is the wheel well there this drill has equal batt insulation instead of pink fiberglass insulation there's also an access panel here to get to that bulk storage in the corner you can see here two edge grain in the plywood and that it's laminate on both sides there's no confidential side it's all cut out on airstreams CNC machine make this into bed we'll just put our little short legs in and.
I haven't done this yet. So, this is actually my discovery here to see how this function. I believe this is flips over and you need the table as the base just like that do the same thing on this side and this product this was such an awaited product we had an overwhelmingly response the emails hundreds and hundreds of emails for people that have interest in this base camp.
So, we're glad to have it here at the show a lot of people that have seen it for the first time they're very very excited about it. I'm excited because. I'm actually considering one for myself being a former purchasing base camp owner there is a some bit of a passion for this product for me because of its utility being that.
I do a lot of mountain biking and outdoor activities this is perfect for me and what. I don't see which. I we could find is the filler board for back.
So, let's go around the back here okay up here. I believe they're hidden they're zipped right in these are little filler boards. I grow across the back make this into rest of the bed that it becomes a very generous sized bed when it's all set up you can sleep lengthwise you can sleep sideways, if you wish look at the design of this back door it's got two integrated license plate bracket castle hinges a window we saw from inside it's got an Airstream logo some LED running lights up top look at this beautiful beautiful cast aluminum tail light housing with LED light strip there's an outside GFCI protect an electrical outlet look at the size of the rims and tires they said the two 2555 are 18 tires on it beautiful rims the fender well here it is an ABS plastic integrated underbelly is completely enclosed and aluminum insulation as well you have Jack points in the back two corners stabilizer Jack's in the back two corners your manual hitch Jack in the front is your other Jack point back approach bumper guards spare tires mounted underneath the frame and there will be a procedure to get that down as a crank tool that comes with it and you crank it down it's on a winch and dropped right down says your 30 amp marine co Power Core it's about a 25 footer has a little light that indicates when you're plugged in has a trauma system this is exhaust for it as a city water connection with water pressure regulator built right in and it's something standard on all Airstream trailers take our 751 key that allow us to open up our potable fill tank.
So, when you hook up the city water connection it's not going to fill your fresh water tank it's just going to supply water to your faucets on demand, if you use, if you want to put water in the potable tank you'll have to use your water pump to give you water pressure other side of the coach we have here another window that opens this is the pass through shall we spoke about earlier inside the trailer will do let's open this up you can see the shower wand and. I can reach over. So, two faucet to turn it on and off this is the waste gate this is a blade valve manual blade valve LED light outside take the cap off snap your waste hose on and that's your discharge tube the waste hose has its own storage tube built in this here has a storage compartment off the side you can put your power cord or smaller devices in this particular compartment goes back quite a bit, but here is your tire information and tire pressure VIN number production information see underneath the trailer we have just a propane line exposed that's code you can see the freshwater tank back in the black gray combination tank in the front is an insulated compartment this is a ventilation area for the front battery as as amp solar quick disconnect port so, if you want to do to an external portable paddle manual hitch Jack this has the a-frame the original base camp has had a center beam there's a 2 and 5/16 inch ball underneath here is a little toolbox put your stabilizer Jack Jack crank and your power cord in here and then below it this cover comes off just for purpose of the shell show you underneath you can see there's two 20-pound propane tanks and that waste hose storage tube goes the whole width of the trailer amazing they did a great job with that and there's also a propane quick disconnect port here so, if you want to get a portable barbecue grill that's low pressure you can hook that in they actually give you a hose for it and then, if we can get up see here the roof has the optional solar charging system see here the solar panel that comes with it your fantastic fan your gray black tank ventilation stack your bathroom fan and the rear air conditioning and this roof is aluminum just like Airstream travel trailers except it's a shiny silver aluminum just like the sides it's not the white roof that they use on some other travel trailers and it has here this gutter rail on the side and a plastic molded ABS transition.
I believe Eckstrom did a great job on this base camp back behind the propane we had the ventilation system lower and upper for a refrigerator that we've seen and the archwing awning goes right above the porch light here - LED porch light slide right into this track this is where you slide it into the track and the rear tent will also utilize that track as well there's a lot more. I'd like to show you. I'm going to do a full walkthrough eventually when.
I can get my hands on another one this is a fantastic fan. So, it has a manual lid and variable speed control and is the optional air conditioner to calm anak and with everything that they put in this trailer it's amazing with the size the footprint what they could do MSRP for one loaded is forty thousand three eighty four and the base MSRP before destination is thirty four nine hundred. So, the microwaves a two hundred dollar option the solar charging system is a fifteen hundred dollar option the tent is for the side is $850 the air conditioning is 950 the rear tent is 650 and there's a standard comfort convenient package which is zero dollars and then the color of the interior finish of the wood is called steel mesh wood that's a combination of this and this that's what gives it over our parents, but the Red Rock is the cushion material and the accent up top there's Patrick with colonial Airstream like with you Jersey.
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