Airstream to Add Home Automation Features, Wi-Fi to Classic Travel Trailer

By Paul Riegler on 19 September 2018
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A 1960s Airstream Sovereign

A 1960s Airstream Sovereign

Airstream announced it would add new home automation and Wi-Fi to its 2019 Classic travel trailer line.

The Jackson Center, Ohio-based company said it will partner with AT&T to provide LTE connectivity.

The service will support up to ten devices including smartphones and tablets and will enable owners to monitor and control the trailer’s temperature, lights, awnings, and ventilation as well as check propane tank and battery levels through the Airstream Smart Control app.

AT&T is offering Airstream owners two data plans including an unlimited one-year plan.

Founded in 1936 by Wally Byam, Airstream introduced its first product, the Clipper, which slept four, had electric lighting and its own water supply, and cost $1,200 (approximately $21,400 in 2018 dollars).  Out of the 400 companies that manufactured travel trailers in the 1930s, Airstream is the sole survivor.

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