Airstream

Author: Patrick Foster
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760349991
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"Airstream: 80 Years of America's World Traveler is a comprehensive history of the Airstream company, fully illustrated and informed with the assistance of the Airstream company."--

Airstream Living

Author: Bruce Littlefield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061151645
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The versatility of the sleek metallic gems of Airstream has captured the imagination of a new generation. Paris Hilton used one to tour the country in The Simple Life. Designer Ralph Lauren owns four. Airstream Living explores these vehicles' many uses, from vacation travel to permanent residence, from home office to pool house, from on-set accommodation for movie stars to businesses such as diners and stores. In its pages, profiles of real-life owners reveal how they use their trailers to enhance their lifestyle, and vacationers will find advice on how to get the most out of Airstreams. Inspirational photographs accompany advice on decorating interiors in styles that range from the simple to opulent: retro chic, Ralph Lauren's Adirondack and Western themes, a seaside look for coastal touring, and much more. Practical advice covers everything from buying your first Airstream to care and cleaning tips to solutions for storage. A directory provides a thorough listing of suppliers and websites. For anyone who owns an Airstream or is thinking about purchasing one, this book is a must-read for living life to the fullest aboard a land yacht.

Living the Airstream Life

Author: Karen Flett
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062440837
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Illustrated with rare and exclusive images from the official company archives, an authoritative and entertaining guide to the wildly popular, beautifully designed luxury recreational vehicle that has become a cultural icon, embodying the American spirit of freedom and adventure—and the ideal in mobile living. With its distinctive silver-bullet shaped profile, the Airstream has been an integral part of the American recreational landscape for more than eighty-five years. Since the 1930s, thousands of Americans have used it as a personal canvas to paint their own unique story as they’ve traveled the road of life, and today, these stunning, nostalgia-laden vehicles are more popular than ever. In Living the Airstream Life, Karen Flett tells the unique story of the designers who have transformed the brand into a mainstay of American life and the dreamers who have found their home, and their heart, in an Airstream. Living the Airstream Life is a tour along the diverse roads aficionados have taken in chasing their Airstream dreams. Stunning color photographs featuring new and vintage versions and compelling stories capture the allure of the Airstream and offer advice and insight on the practicalities of adopting this lifestyle. With spectacular photography and compelling stories, Living the Airstream Life offers inspiration for those actively pursing the dream of life on the road—whether for permanent living or as a temporary escape from the daily grind—and everyone who wants to live vicariously through those who dare.

Ready to Roll

Author: Arrol Gellner
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780670030552
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A tribute to the retro style and history of the American trailer traces its evolution from the utilitarian covered wagon to the depression-era "Hammer Blows," noting the contributions of such factors as Lucy and Desi Arnaz's Long, Long Trailer trip, Bing Crosby's Blue Skies Trailer Village, and the Tin Can Tourists group. 12,000 first printing.

The Longest Road

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805096965
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In The Longest Road, one of America's most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large. Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a question began to take shape: How does the United States, peopled by every race on earth, remain united? Caputo resolved that one day he'd drive from the nation's southernmost point to the northernmost point reachable by road, talking to everyday Americans about their lives and asking how they would answer his question. So it was that in 2011, in an America more divided than in living memory, Caputo, his wife, and their two English setters made their way in a truck and classic trailer (hereafter known as "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, covering 16,000 miles. He spoke to everyone from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a Native American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he found is a story that will entertain and inspire readers as much as it informs them about the state of today's United States, the glue that holds us all together, and the conflicts that could cause us to pull apart.

Airstream Memories

Author: John Brunkowski
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764341632
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The legendary Airstream travel trailer, with its unmistakable shiny aluminum airplane fuselage design, has been the world's most recognized RV for over 80 years—also making Airstream the oldest and longest operating producer of RVs. This book is the first-ever to tell the remarkable Airstream success story through the unique medium of collectibles and memorabilia. The book contains some 370 pictures (both color and black-and-white) of more than 425 separate pieces of Airstream memorabilia from the authors' collection, including an amazing group of 285 postcards. Many items shown are quite scarce, and some are truly rare. The book begins with a foreword by Rich Luhr, the Editor and Publisher of Airstream Life magazine. Topics covered include Airstream history, advertising, rallies, international connections, look-a-likes, art, and humor. The unique approach taken here makes this book both an invaluable stand alone resource for information and a source of good old-fashioned entertainment. This book is also a price guide that provides an estimated value for every piece of memorabilia displayed.

Airstreams

Author: David Winick
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764335396
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Few shapes rolling down the highway are as instantly recognizable as silver Airstream trailer homes. With over 200 sparkling color images and engaging text, this book presents David Winick's adventure re-creating custom-built Airstream home trailers that date from1948 to 2007, including his 75th Anniversary Bambi trailer. The challenge of making functional and beautiful small living spaces helped drive the restoration work. Learn the process, beginning with empty shells and ending with rolling Airstream art. This book will enlighten the growing legion of Airstream aficionados, architects and designers with a passion for small space living, and all who have ever camped or admired an Airstream.

Tin Can Homestead

Author: Natasha Lawyer
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762491450
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DIY enthusiasts, tiny house-lovers, and van-lifers will find inspiration and step-by-step instructions in Tin Can Homestead, the ultimate resource for living small in your own Airstream paradise. The Airstream trailer is the ultimate symbol of vintage wanderlust-and the classic touring vehicle's resurgent popularity has dovetailed with the tiny house movement, resonating with design-minded individuals looking to live small. Tin Can Homestead, based on the popular Instagram of the same name, is the ultimate resource for these would-be DIY-ers, and the perfect coffee-table addition for anyone looking for streamlined, modern lifestyle inspiration. Part practical how-to, part lushly illustrated design inspiration, Tin Can Homestead follows the story of one couple as they build themselves a new life in an old Airstream. Through personal stories and down-and-dirty checklists, this book guides readers through all stages of creating their own Airstream homes-from buying a trailer to plumbing and electrical work. With a hip, bohemian aesthetic and a fresh authorial voice, the authors pair their DIY knowledge with lifestyle advice-including décor, design, and entertaining-and abundant illustrations, from in-process photographs to hand-drawn illustrations.

Wanderlust

Author: Russ Banham
Publisher: Airstream
ISBN: 9780615138077
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Founded by Wally Byam in the 1930s, Airstream became America's premier manufacturer of travel trailers, instantly recognizable by their distinctive design and signature use of aluminum and rivets. WANDERLUST, produced by Airstream to commemorate its 75th anniversary, reveals the fascinating history and highlights of the company from its early days to the present and includes details of the famous Airstream caravans around the world as well as reminiscences from caravaners today. Rare photographs and ephemera from the Airstream archives provide a visual complement to the book's engaging text. Also featured are sections on the trailer's role in film and media, relevance in American culture and lifestyle, and a section on the company today. The Airstream is the camper travelers dream of well before their purchase and its endurance in the market is matched by the fact that 65% of the trailers ever made are still on the road.

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Author: Jessica Bruder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249328
Format: PDF
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The end of retirement? From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others—including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May. In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable “Earthship” home, they have not given up hope.