We spent the last couple of months (January thru March 2018) preparing to quit our jobs so we can travel and explore our beautiful country. The first major step in this process was the purchase of an Airstream travel trailer so that we could enjoy all of the comforts of home while jumping from place to place. During the previous year, we visited recreational vehicle (RV) dealerships and shows to become familiar with the huge number of options for camping in style. We looked at RV’s that come in all sizes from huge motorized buses with expandable rooms to small pop-up campers that can be pulled by your car.
Airstream travel trailers have been built in the U.S.A. since the 1930’s and they are known for comfort, durability, and excellent resale value. We were totally sold on the Airstream brand when we visited a dealership in Scottsdale, AZ and found the perfect floor plan in the 27FB Flying Cloud model. Here is a diagram of the 27FB floor plan:
Also, here is a link to Airstream on Wikipedia if you are interested in learning more about them: Airstream Travel Trailers .
The next step was finding a dealer near us that had the Flying Cloud 27FB model we were looking for. There are Airstream dealers in NC, SC, & VA which were close to us but none had the 27FB floor plan in stock and it would take 6 months to get one from the factory. We quickly realized that demand for Airstream travel trailers isn’t currently being met by the factory in Jackson Center, OH. My lovely wife grew up in New Jersey and she located Colonial Airstream in Lakewood, NJ which is one of the largest Airstream dealers on the east coast. They had (2) 27FB Flying Clouds in stock so we called them and negotiated a great deal on one with Airstream sales guru, Patrick Botticelli. He is extremely knowledgeable on Airstream travel trailers and his You Tube video tour of the 27FB model helped seal the deal with us. Here is a link to Patrick’s video: 2017 Airstream 27FB Tour so you can check it out yourself….