Tired of companies trumpeting their new-found green-ness? Us too.
Simply put, Airstream has been green as long as it has been silver. The "green" concept is nothing new for Airstream, building environmentally products have been a standard since Airstream's inception. Southwest Coaches is happy to note that our Airstream products are still taking the same environmentally friendly approach that have sustained us, and our planet, for nearly 80 years.
Airstreams are designed to spend time on the road, not in the landfills. As such, nearly 70% of all Airstream trailers ever produced are still on the road! While other products are designed to wear out, Airstreams are designed to be handed down through the generations.
Airstreams work with nature, not against it. Airstream's founder, Wally Byam, knew that a low profile and a rounded, slippery shape would make for better towing in every respect. As a result, Airstreams enjoy a 20% advantage in towing efficiency over standard "white box" trailers. And over the life of your Airstream, that's a lot of fuel saved.
And should your Airstream come to the end of its life after many decades of service, its primary components (aluminum, steel, and wood) are easily recycled.
So go ahead and enjoy your Airstream with a sense of global responsibility, and comfort in the fact that you are adventuring in one of the most environmentally friendly travel trailers in the world. And always remember that Airstreamers leave a place better than they found it. Silver is indeed Green.
How fuel-efficient is the Airstream?
Way back in the depression, Airstream engineered a trailer shape that Airstreamers have come to know and love. After 50 years of building the world's finest RVs, precious little has changed.
Oh, Airstream has added the creature comforts all right, but they haven't subtracted one iota from their fabled fit and finish. In fact, many folks think Airstream's newest trailers are the finest they've ever built. Money Magazine does. They recently judged Airstream "clearly superior" to the competition. "One of 99 things that American's make best."
As for fuel-efficiency? An Airstream's fuselage is still honed from the same high-strength, lightweight aluminum. Which, combined with its low center of gravity and unique Dora-torque axle, means better handling than any other RV - and up to 20% fewer trips to the gas pump. Silver is green. Airstream = MPG.
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