2016 Airstream Pendleton Limited Edition Review

by RVGuide.com

Inspired by the diverse national parks that define America’s landscape, the Pendleton is Airstream’s most beautiful travel trailer. Airstream has teamed up with Pendleton Woolen Mills to create 100 limited edition travel trailers as a tribute to 100 years of National Park Service. Adorned with authentic wool fabrics and nature-inspired designs, it’s only a matter of time before these beauties sell out.

The Pendleton comes in one brilliant floorplan, providing you with comfort and convenience. It has an exterior length of 28’, exterior width of 8’5.5” and interior width of 8’1”. Its exterior height with A/C is 9’9.5” and interior height with A/C is 6’7.5”. The Pendleton has a hitch weight of 923 lbs, unit base weight of 6,523 lbs, gross vehicle weight rating of 7,800 lbs and net carrying capacity of 1,278 lbs. For liquids, the Pendleton has a fresh water tank capacity of 39 gallons, black water tank capacity of 39 gallons, gray water tank capacity of 37 gallons and water heater capacity of 6 gallons.

When you step inside the Airstream Pendleton, you feel like you’re in a luxury tree house. Exuding rustic charm, the interior is decorated with hickory laminates, and the harbor plank vinyl looks like real hardwood flooring – you won’t have to tell guests otherwise. Vivid colors and bold patterns, inspired by the nature that surrounds you, create the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway (or a scene in a Wes Anderson film). The interior walls are decorated with a map of Yellowstone, the world’s first (and most famous) national park. The brown Peat Ultraleather sofa is custom embroidered – its geometric patterns honor the Native American people who took care of the land centuries before travel trailers rolled in. On top of all that, every Pendleton comes with an exclusive accessory kit, providing you with woolen blankets, shams, pillows, towels, a dining set, scented candle, pet bed and even a teddy bear.

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The Pendleton is as beautiful as the nature that surrounds you, but the best seat in the house is a combination of both. Located beside a wide hatch, you can enjoy breakfast indoors while watching the sun climb over a mountainous landscape. All you have to do is open up the rear hatch, pull down the rollaway screen, and let the outside in. As an added bonus, the rear is equipped with a non-slip Aquatrac bumper and stowable dinette table, allowing you to load and unload gear with ease.

Mother Nature might be beautiful, but she can also be ruthless. Extreme temperatures might make it difficult to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. That’s why Airstream equipped the Pendleton with a ducted climate control system. Within minutes, Quietstream Air Conditioning cools the cab without making a sound – not a hum or a groan. You can take in the sights and sounds of nature, while staying cool inside.

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After a day of frolicking in the wilderness and wrestling bears, you’ll probably need to unwind. Designed for just that, the entertainment center provides you and your comrades with high-quality audio and electronics. The Pendleton features two Samsung HDTV’s, Blu-Ray and a high definition marine-grade Polk audio system. Just crack open a cold one, sit back on your leather sofa and relax.

The Pendleton is designed to make every national park feel like home. Equipped with daily living essentials, you won’t have to make pit stops at diners and motels because everything you need is inside. In the kitchen you’ll find a stainless steel oven, three-burner cooktop (with a glass cover), two-way refrigerator and Corian countertops. The 8” deep sink even comes with a removable Corian cover. If guests want to pay you a visit, they can ring the doorbell. With enough space to sleep six people, you’ll never have to travel alone. The Airstream Pendleton also comes with options. For an extra price, you can request the solar package, patio awning and a backup camera.

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The Airstream Pendleton starts at $114,600. For every Pendleton sold, Airstream will donate $1,000 to the National Park Foundation, and provide the owner with a one-year America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreation Land Pass. Visit Airstream.com/Pendleton for more information.