Airstream Launches 2021 Basecamp 20 Trailer

Airstream’s new 2021 Basecamp will have a larger living space and front dinette, in addition to the nearly 360-degree “bug eye” window wrapping around the silver trailer body. Airstream, maker of the “silver bullet” fleet of Airstream travel trailers and touring coaches, announced those additions to the Basecamp for 2021 on Tuesday, along with a rundown of other new features.

The 2021 Basecamp 20 and the 20X package offer off-road features, and are the newest trailer offerings from Airstream. Hand-crafted in Ohio, these new Basecamp models expand upon the Basecamp 16, and “were designed to provide all the unique benefits of the original, including ease of towing and craftsmanship, now on a larger adventure-ready platform,” according to the company.

The Basecamp 20 and 20X are suited for both the novice and experienced Airstreamer, the company announced, due to their functional design and features.

“Basecamp originally launched in 2007 and its redesign in 2016 became one of the most celebrated travel trailers in our towable lineup,” said Bob Wheeler, CEO and president of Airstream. “We created it for those who want to get out and explore nature in an easy-to-use, durable, and efficient vehicle,” said Wheeler. “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.”

An image of the interior of the new 2021 Basecamp from AirstreamAirstream announced its attention to detail led to a larger Basecamp full of “thoughtful” design features. Basecamp owners can now leave the rear bed set up during the day and still have space to eat at the newly designed front dinette, or convert the dinette into extra sleeping space for children or guests. The new design opens up travel possibilities as this model is still fully towable, features larger wheels and a larger departure angle for tackling off-road terrain with confidence.

In addition to the standard Basecamp 16, the Basecamp 20 includes:

  • Increased length, width, and height, with the ability to be towed by a midsize SUV or small truck
  • A larger convertible rear bed with flexible living, sleeping, and eating positions
  • More storage locations throughout the interior for gear
  • A convertible front dinette that comfortably seats up to four adults and sleeps two children or one adult
  • Three signature décors: Glacier Lake, Red Rock, and Forest Ridge
  • Optional features include solar panels and controller, a microwave, and an air conditioner
  • Dedicated furnace and efficient tankless water heater
  • Fresh water, gray water, and black water tanks
  • Four heavy-duty stabilizer jacks

The more rugged, trail-friendly Basecamp 20X includes:

  • Larger Goodyear Off-Road DuraTrac Tires
  • Off-road ready, with 12 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the axle under full load capacity
  • Larger stylized aluminum wheels
  • Stainless steel front stone guard protection
  • Tinted window guards
  • Steel double step

“We designed the Basecamp 20 and 20X to spark increased interest and access to exploring the outdoors,” said Justin Humphreys, VP of sales at Airstream. “Its larger size will appeal to adventurous families who want all the comforts of home in a rugged and capable travel trailer.”

A photo of the new Airstream 2021 Basecamp trailer

With a base weight of 3,400 pounds and maximum trailer capacity (GVWR) of 4,300 pounds, the Basecamp 20 is compatible with a variety of small and mid-sized SUVs and trucks. The Basecamp 20X has a base weight of 3,500 pounds and a GVWR of 4,300 pounds. Basecamp 20 has an MSRP of $45,900 and the Basecamp 20X has an MSRP of $48,900. Airstream dealers are taking orders now and will begin receiving inventory in the coming weeks.

For more information about the Basecamp 20 and 20X, or Airstream and its full product lineup, please visit

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