Airstream 762: Review
As America’s cult status Airstream caravans make a splash on the Australian caravan market, Caravan World reviews the Airstream 762.
Airstream 762 highlights
- Distinctive US import
- Almost cult status caravan
- Built for two but will sleep four
- Front bedroom, rear dinette, split bathroom
- Requires large tow vehicle
In many US rigs, the addition of a nearside door, which is a compliance requirement, often looks exactly like what it is – an add on. But, in this case, A&A Industries and Airstream have done an exceptional job on the installation. The layout has been chosen with the extra door in mind and the external work is so well done it looks like part of the original design. But the awning, which fits the Airstream’s unique shape quite well, is still located on the offside.
I'm not usually a fan of all things American but it's not hard to see the attraction, functionality and retro charm of the Airstream. While it’s radically different to the average Australian van, it lacks for nothing in build and comfort with all the modern essentials. Indeed, it comes with a few little items not found in our local products. One thing is for sure, it's certainly going to stand out in the crowd wherever it is and for anyone who wants something a little different, then it's a winner!
- The iconic Airstream ‘look’
- Compliance fit out
- General layout
- Good window area with light and bright interior
- Having two entry doors
I would have liked
- Lighter ball weight
- External storage could be an issue for some
- Awning on the nearside
The full test appeared in Caravan World #523, February 2014. Subscribe today for the latest caravan reviews and news every month!
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