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Interior of the Bambi by Airstream
Interior of the Bambi by Airstream

Photos: Airstream Revives Two Historic Models


Airstream has revived two of its historic single-axle models: the Bambi and Caravel. Both trailers were originally launched in the early 1960s.

“Bambi” has been a nickname for Airstream travel trailers for decades and earned that moniker on the famous Cape Town to Cairo Airstream caravan trip through Africa, led by Airstream founder Wally Byam. Since then, Airstream has given the Bambi nickname to all single-axle travel trailers to denote their light, nimble size and durable quality. Now, the brand is officially giving the Bambi name its own line of travel trailers.

The Caravel’s name is a nod to Wally’s love for the sea and sailing. Today’s Caravel has modern neutrals and design-forward features. It offers panoramic windows, optional matching window awnings, a rear bumper, stainless steel rock guards, increased storage capacity, and more.

“When it comes to our travel trailer lineup, we have set the bar in regard to design, quality craftsmanship, and staying true to our brand heritage – Bambi and Caravel are no exception,” said Bob Wheeler, president and CEO of Airstream. “With the all-new Bambi and Caravel models, we wanted to honor our roots while offering design-forward, accessible, easy-to-tow travel trailers that will inspire new or experienced consumers to explore the world one highway at a time.”

The Bambi and Caravel are available in 16-, 19-, 20-, and 22-foot floorplans. Each new model can be towed by a wide range of crossovers, trucks, and SUVs.

Bambi and Caravel both come in any of the four floorplans with two new décor options for each model. The Bambi interior centers on bright neutral tones that allow light to bounce around the trailer while the Caravel features a clean, modern palette with bright whites, warm woods, and sharp black accents.

Bambi, which starts at $48,900, and Caravel, which starts at $60,900, are now available to purchase at Airstream dealerships across the country.

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