Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream Inc. announces that, for the second year in a row, its Airstream Interstate was named the No. 1 selling Class B motorhome model in the U.S., according to data from Statistical Surveys Inc.
Airstream also reported that 2012 marked the best-selling year in the company’s 82-year history.
“We are pleased but not surprised that the Interstate has held the top spot for two years running,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler in a news release, noting that the builder grew market share in the touring coach segment by 20 percent and increased unit sales by 58 percent.
“Our focus on delivering a premium experience for our luxury buyer has been very effective, and our strong dealer network has been the key to our success in the marketplace.”
The Interstate, built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, fuses the legendary quality and design of Airstream with Mercedes-Benz’s comfort, control, and luxury.
Airstream said the blend of these two premium brands yields a fuel-efficient, luxurious, safe, and comfortable way for travelers to explore the open road.
The Airstream Interstate is available in three series—Lounge, Twin, and Extended—and varies in length from 22 feet 9 inches to 24 feet 1 inch.
Specifications common to all three series include:
Chassis – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Series
Engine – Mercedes-Benz 3.0 liter V-6 turbo diesel, 188 hp/325 lb.-ft. torque
Wheelbase – 170 inches
Transmission – 5-speed automatic
GVWR – 11,030 pounds
GCWR – 15,250 pounds
Overall Height including A/C – 9 feet 8 inches
Overall Width – 6 feet 7.7 inches
Interior Height – 6 feet 2.25 inches
Interior Width – 5 feet 10 inches
Fresh Water Capacity – 32 gallons
Gray Water Capacity – 27 gallons
Black Water Capacity – 15 gallons
LP Gas Tank Capacity – 18.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity (diesel) – 26.4 gallons
Furnace – 16,000 BTU
Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the oldest recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America.
Following founder Wally Byam’s credo, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements” Airstream has remained a timeless classic.
A division of Thor Industries, Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio.
Address: 419 West Pike Street, P.O. Box 629, Jackson Center, OH 45334-0629
Phone: (877) 596-6111
I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band,
I saw a needle that winked its eye.
But I think I will have seen everything
When I see an Airstream fly.
—music and lyrics by Oliver Wallace and Ned Washington, in Dumbo