Airstream is an American brand of Travel trailers ("caravans" in British English) which are easily recognized by the distinctive shape of their rounded and polished aluminum coachwork. This body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on designs created by Hawley Bowlus, who had earlier overseen construction of Charles Lindbergh's aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis. Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. The company, now a division of Thor Industries, employs more than 800 people, and is the oldest in the industry. 

As a recession and the Middle East gas crisis hit America drivers hard in the late 1970s, it did the same to Airstream. With the expansion of the Jackson Center Facility and a need to consolidate, Airstream finally made the move east complete. The California plant was closed in 1978, and all manufacturing and executive operations would move to the Ohio complex- where they remain today.


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This trailer came in to have some rust replaced and the plumbing fixed.

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Found rust under the sub-floor in the rear of the trailer.

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