Airstream Interstate No. 1 in Sales for 2012

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 Interstate Class B motorhome exterior

Airstream Interstate Class B motorhome exterior

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.

Airstream Interstate Class B motorhome interior

Airstream Interstate Class B motorhome interior

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

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Airstream Interstate Class B motorhome interior

Airstream Interstate Class B motorhome interior

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

Website: airstream.com

Worth Pondering…

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

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