I read in the news last week that KOA campgrounds are going to start renting out Airstream trailers to its visitors. Apparently, KOA is providing three campgrounds in three states — Nevada, Maine, and Florida — and Airstream will disperse 25 of its most popular trailers among them. Does this seem a little weird to anyone else?
“The rental trailers come fully stocked with linens and kitchenware. Tourists need only open the door to a turnkey travel experience, just like a hotel room,” said Airstream’s aptly named chief executive, Bob Wheeler.
Right…so why not just rent a hotel room then? I thought the point of pulling a trailer behind you was so that you could bring a little piece of your home with you – not someone else’s home. I mean, don’t you enjoy using your own bedding, kitchen, and camping gear when you’re away?
Don’t get me wrong, I think Airstream trailers are great — when they’re yours. I guess I just fail to see the draw when they’re not. I don’t know, maybe the new KOA trailer experience will provide a good trial run for you campers toying with the idea of purchasing an Airstream.
If that’s case, well, I guess now you know where to find one.