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Its light weight makes the Basecamp 20 an easy tow in any midsize SUV or small truck.

J.D. Simkins  – July 20, 2020 | Updated July 22, 2020

The company that has produced the longest line of award-winning recreational vehicles is unveiling a new line of trailers suitable for those eager to experience the backcountry.

Airstream’s 2021 Basecamp 20, as well as the new 20X off-road package, offer a sleek bundle of all-new features that build off of the company’s immensely popular previous version, the Basecamp 16.

Its release is timely.

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Recent reports indicate public enthusiasm for camping and road trips is at an all-time high due in large part to dwindling air travel in a world besieged by COVID-19.

Basecamp 20 Interior

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The new trailer is designed to both accommodate and enhance that sense of on-the-road adventure, the company says.  

“We designed the Basecamp 20 and 20X to spark increased interest and access to exploring the outdoors,” Airstream’s VP of sales, Justin Humphreys, said in a release. 

“Its larger size will appeal to adventurous families who want all the comforts of home in a rugged and capable travel trailer.”

The dinette section, now separate from the sleeping area, can also be converted into a sleeping space for additional guests.

And despite its expanded size, a weight of only 3,400 pounds makes the Basecamp 20 an easy tow in any midsize SUV or small truck.

Features of the Basecamp 20, which has an MSRP of $45,900, include:

  • A larger convertible rear bed with flexible living areas
  • Expanded storage to stash all your outdoors gear
  • A four-seater front dinette that can convert into a bed that can sleep two children or one adult
  • Optional solar panels, air conditioning, and microwave
  • Tankless water heater
  • Water tanks for fresh, black, and gray water
  • Four heavy-duty stabilizer jacks
  • Three available design colors: Glacier Lake, Red Rock, and Forest Ridge

On top of the benefits offered by the Basecamp 20, the more off-road-centric 20X, which carries a base weight of 3,500 pounds and an MSRP of $48,900, employs the following additions:

  • Off-Road DuraTrac Goodyear Tires
  • Off-road ready, 12 inches of ground clearance
  • Larger aluminum wheels
  • Stainless steel front guard
  • Tinted window guards
  • Steel double step

Airstream, which touts a commitment to the motto, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” says it is now receiving orders for the new trailers.

Those interested can learn more about the new Basecamp models, as well as the entire fleet of Airstream’s recreational vehicles, on the company’s page. Additionally, Airstream provides a 3D interactive view of the new models as well as a walk-through video tour.

“Basecamp originally launched in 2007 and its redesign in 2016 became one of the most celebrated travel trailers in our towable lineup,” says Bob Wheeler, CEO and president of Airstream.

“This new, larger Basecamp 20 was born out of feedback that owners wanted more space, more flexibility, and the option to have separate spaces for eating and sleeping. We are proud of this latest add to our product offering that continues in the tradition of innovation that supports adventures.”