What an exciting year for the National Park Service. As the agency kicks off its centennial celebration, everyone is coming to their year-long party, including two major icons of Made-in-America quality and tradition; Airstream® Trailer and Pendleton® Woolen Mills. The two companies just announced a RV collector’s dream: the Limited Edition 2016 Pendleton® National Park Foundation™ Airstream® Travel Trailer.
Only 100 of these rare Airstream beauties will be manufactured in honor of the National Park Foundation’s 100th Anniversary.
“Airstream founder Wally Byam was an innovator and a lover of the outdoors, who believed in an enduring promise of adventure, new experiences and faraway lands,” said Airstream CEO Bob Wheeler in a press release announcing the new collectible RV. “That same spirit is a cornerstone of the Pendleton brand, and together we are celebrating our national parks.”
Pendleton is older than the National Parks Foundation itself and the company has a deep connection to America’s most magnificent lands. In 1916 Pendleton created its first National Park Blanket in Glacier Stripe. “The parks have remained an important part of our heritage ever since,” said Pendleton vice president of global sales, Bob Christnacht. “We now have ten featured parks highlighted in our blanket collection that honor these great American treasures.”
Pendleton’s brand new National Park Collection of personal apparel and home décor items are prominently featured from floor to ceiling in the new Airstream limited edition trailer. Woodsy, warm and earthy, Pendleton’s classic touch gives the trailer a cozy cabin atmosphere. Each Airstream is decked out with the company’s all-American premium woolen blankets, a dining set, throw pillows, hand towels, and more.
But the woodsy Pendleton décor isn’t the only design element that makes this a rare buy. In addition to all of the premium design elements and craftsmanship Airstream is known for, this 28-foot trailer stands out from the rest with a wide, screened rear sport hatch for open-air daytime lounging and romantic candlelit dinners. The hatch’s non-slip bumper makes it easy to stow the dinette and load extra gear like bikes or kayaks.
Six people can sleep comfortably inside (snuggled in Pendleton blankets, of course). Other comforts include:
- Twin Quietstream™ air-conditioning units (15,000 and 13,500 BTU).
- 25,000 BTU furnace
- Two Samsung® HDTV’s with Blu-Ray® players
- 8″ deep sink with a removable Corian®cover
- 2-way, 7 cu ft refrigerator
- 3-burner cooktop
- Stainless steel oven
- Window awning package
- 39-gallon fresh water / 39-gallon black water / 37-gallon gray water tanks
- 30-lb. LP Tanks w/ Monitor (2)
- Group 27 Deep-Cycle Batteries (2)
- Optional Solar Package
- 7,800 lb. GVWR
The National Park Foundation couldn’t be more pleased with the partnership. Each time one of these rare beauties is sold, Airstream will donate $1,000 to the organization. Every unit will roll off the assembly line with an individual ID number and commemorative badge, plus a free one-year America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreation Land Pass for the lucky owners.
“As we kick off the next century of the National Park Service’s critical work, we couldn’t be more pleased to have two of America’s most iconic outdoor brands join together to not only help us celebrate, but also help us preserve this country’s magnificent landscapes, rich history, and cultural treasures for generations to come,” said Susan Newton, vice president of grants and programs for the National Park Foundation.
The Pendleton Airstream has an MSRP of $114,600, and is now available at dealers nationwide. More information is on the Airstream Pendleton website.