The Airstream Flying Cloud can now incorporate a mobile office perfect for remote working.
With the pandemic confining us to our homes, many people are having to adjust to the challenges of working remotely. Recreational Vehicles like the Mercedes Metris Getaway have also boomed in popularity as an alternative way to take a socially-distanced vacation in comfort. Combining the best of both worlds is the new 2021 Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office travel trailer, which doubles as a luxury lounge and a mobile office for remote workers.
"We know that the work landscape will forever be changed by the pandemic," said Bob Wheeler, Airstream President and CEO. "This new offering reflects our commitment to be nimble and react to the needs of current and future customers. We learned a lot - not only about the necessity of connectivity and options for increased power but about the joy of closing your laptop and stepping out onto the trail."
"They'd found a seamless transition between work and play and travel, and we wanted to find a way to bring the unique freedom of this work from anywhere lifestyle to the community, as well as to new audiences."
Built in response to changing travel habits during the pandemic and feedback from owners already working remotely in RVs, Airstream redesigned the rear corner of its popular Flying Cloud 30FB Corner Bunk travel trailer, replacing the sleeping area with a dedicated office space.
The dedicated workspace includes a comfortable office chair that slides into a recessed groove in the edge of the desk, allowing owners to convert the space into a bedroom or lounge. The desk also features sliding drawers and storage cubbies, while a divider and black-out curtains provide privacy for doing video calls on the road.
Three windows provide a near panoramic view, while the blackout curtains can adjust the light for video calls or block the window views. In addition to the dedicated office, Airstream's new travel trailer retains all of the amenities and comforts you would expect to find in a luxury travel trailer. A queen-size bed, bench, and convertible dinette allow the travel trailer to sleep up to six people.
"The Flying Cloud has seen a lot of changes since it was introduced in 1949, but it's always been a popular option for families and couples," said Justin Humphreys, Airstream VP of Sales.
"This new unit makes a small change to an already excellent floor plan, and it transforms the way you can use your Airstream. It gives you even more flexibility to get outdoors, spend time with family, and stay connected to your work. It's the Airstream dream come true."
With a base weight of 6,757 pounds and a maximum trailer capacity of 8,800 pounds, the Flying Cloud 30FB Office is compatible with a variety of SUVs and trucks such as the new Ford F-150. With a starting price of $107,500, it goes without saying that Airstream's new travel trailer is aimed at families on the wealthy side of the spectrum.