2016 Airstream International Serenity 30 Review
Airstream‘s International Serenity travel trailer is designed to help you unwind after an adventurous day.
Out of eight floorplans, we will explore the Serenity 30 because it offers the perfect combination of comfort, space and style. The Serenity 30 has an exterior length of 30’11”, exterior width of 8’5.5”, interior width of 8’1”, exterior height with A/C of 9’9”, and interior height with A/C of 6’7.5”. The hitch weight is 880 lbs, unit base weight is 6,382 lbs, gross vehicle rate rating is 8,800 lbs, and net carrying capacity of 2,418 lbs. For liquids, it has a fresh water tank capacity of 54 gallons, black water tank capacity of 38 gallons, gray water tank capacity of 38 gallons, and water heater capacity of 6 gallons.
You know an Airstream when you see one. Designed like a bullet, the Airstream trailer has a curvy body with an aluminum skin. The International Serenity has an enclosed, insulated underbelly, equipped with heated holding tanks. It features stainless steel stone guards, solar pre-wiring, rock-guard protection, alloy wheels, exterior LP gas port and adapter, and exterior shower. Airstream outfitted the power hitch jack with a light, and the dual LP gas tanks come with LP tank covers. Since outdoor adventures usually include evening bonfires, the International Serenity is fully equipped with an LED step light and exterior convenience lighting. To meet your entertainment needs, the exterior features cable and portable satellite hook-ups, along with a digital TV antenna.
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Whether you define relaxation as yoga on the beach or beer on the couch, the Airstream International Serenity will help you reach nirvana. Its Eastern design features lemongrass and rice paper decor, creating a tranquil space that will help you unwind. Three décor options are available – Oyster Ultraleather, Espresso Ultraleather, and Salsa Ultraleather. When you walk in, you’ll find yourself in the living room. Wipe your shoes on the custom Airstream entrance mat and make your way to the L-Lounge, which is as inviting as it is beautiful. It can seat four people comfortably, so you won’t have to fight roommates for a spot. If you’re a fan of television, turn on your LED TV, which comes with a DVD Player, AM/FM/CD Player and, of course, speakers. The dinette sits beside the TV, so you can eat dinner while enjoying your favorite movies and TV shows.
If you’re trying to achieve inner peace, you’re likely concerned for your health. A well balanced diet will strengthen both your mind and body. Instead of making pit stops at fast food joints and gas stations, whip up a healthy meal in Serenity’s kitchen. Equipped with the essentials, you can cook, bake and fry breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Serenity 30 has an 8 cu. ft. refrigerator, microwave, LP gas oven and a three-burner range stove. You can store cereals and canned goods in the pantry, located beside the stove. The full extension self-closing drawers make it easy to put away cutlery, and the Corian galley top provides ample space for chopping and prepping food. If you have guests coming over, place a cover over the dirty dishes in the sink and wash them when you’re up for the task.
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Hot road trips and outdoor treks do not always mean you have to sacrifice personal hygiene. The International Serenity bathroom will make you want to take a shower and stay properly groomed. The bathroom has everything you need: toilet, sink, and lavatory. Unfortunately, the shower is not in the same room; you’ll have to walk across the hall near the hallway entry. Beside the shower is a large wardrobe, where you can store your clothes, jackets and shoes.
When you’re ready to clock out for the night, escape to your bedroom. The soft curves of the furniture make it the most calming place to relax. Whether you read, meditate or watch TV before bed, the space guarantees that you will have a good night’s sleep. The Queen-sized bed comes with a pillow-top memory foam mattress and each side has a closet with a nightstand attached. TV addicts will be thankful for the LED HDTV.
The 2016 Airstream International Serenity 30 sells for around $100,000. Visit Airstream.com for more information.