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Airstream Europe Trailer Targets Larger Families

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December 2, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

Airstream Europe's International 685 trailer

Airstream Europe has announced a brand new addition to its iconic range of silver bullet tourers in the form of the five-berth International 685, according to a report by Caravan Times.

Due to be launched at the Feb. 14-19 NCC Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show at the London Excel Center, this model will offer a slice of classic Americana that is big enough to accommodate larger families.

The 685 is the first European Airstream caravan to feature a bunk bed arrangement and the triple bunk in this model is certainly out of the ordinary. Instead of simply stacking all three bunks on top of each other, the middle bed is set at a right-angle to the other two, resulting in more headroom for all the youngsters in the back.

The 685 also includes a bathroom door that can double up as a solid dividing door when opened by 90 degrees, meaning that parents can enjoy added peace and quiet in the front of the RV, along with Italian-made aluminum alloy-framed beds that are at least six feet long. A convertible double bed in the front end, a nearside kitchenette and an offside bathroom complete the unique layout.

The new model has been five years in the making and was designed in reaction to customer feedback from larger families, following the launch of the International 684 in 2006.

Michael Hold, sales director for Airstream Europe, said: “The interest over the years in a large family oriented European Airstream has always been there and now we can deliver a travel trailer that comfortably fulfills the requirements of a family of five.”

Caravan Times noted that the new twin-axle Airstream would require a heavier tow vehicle while also carrying a starting MSRP of nearly $81,000.

 

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