Starting in 1935 as the Bowlus Road Chief, it is the first aluminum travel trailer of its kind.
Following the Airstream's purchase of the Bowlus Company, the door was relocated to the side and the trailer was re-branded. The Clipper was born. (1937)
In 1948, the line grew to include 4 sizes of trailer.
By 1963, the fleet had grown expansively, and continues to grow today
Today, Airstreams are more than just a mobile home, many people have taken to restoring and retrofitting them to their own individual needs.
A restored 1953 Clipper
Some Airstreams repurposed as food trucks
Burkhart, Bryan, and David Hunt. Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2000. Print.
"History." Airstream, Inc. Airstream, Inc., n.d. Web. 14 Nov 2012. <http://www.airstream.com/company/history/>