Airstream and Studio F. A. Porsche have collaborated to design a concept travel trailer, which is now on display at this year’s South by Southwest conference and festivals.
Porsche designers in Austria and Los Angeles worked with Airstream designers and engineers in Jackson Center, Ohio, to build a future travel trailer with a new twist on the riveted aluminum aesthetic. The team also considered shifting demographics in the RV industry, adding a pop-up roof for increased headroom and lowering the suspension to fit into regular residential garages. Ducted air conditioning is situated above the trailer’s floor, while hot water and heating components, a spare wheel, holding tanks, and the lithium battery are located below the floor in a 10-inch-deep compartment. Solar panels are also installed on the roof. The crew also modified the back hatch, which incorporates a hinge-up opening and a drop-down tailgate.
The concept was created to improve aerodynamic performance, which was proven by a third-party aerodynamic research firm. Because of the reduced suspension and pop-up roof, the trailer has a low ride height, fewer rooftop protrusions, a smaller frontal area, and a lighter weight due to its materials. All of this means that electric vehicles can tow more easily.
The interior of the trailer is modern, with plenty of windows and skylights. A seating section transforms from dinette seats to an 82″ x 61″ sleeping area on the floor plan. There’s a wet bath with a door for privacy, as well as a hinge-up counter in the galley to increase counter space.
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