As you likely know, we are traveling the country in a 1969 21′ Airstream Globetrotter. The trailer is forty seven years old with an unknown number of miles and misadventures in her past, but she has held together well over the 25,000 miles we’ve travel so far.
We love our old Airstream, and it seems a lot of other people do as well, evidenced by the strong community of Airstream owners and fans. We were interested to learn more about Airstreams, so on our way through Ohio, we visited the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio.
For only $10 per night, the factory allows all RV travelers, not just Airstream RVers, to stay at the factory. In the afternoon, there is a free tour of the factory, letting you walk through the production floor where hundreds of Airstreams are being manufactured. The tour basically walks you through the life of an Airstream, and you see how sheets of aluminum, steel, and wood become a fully functioning Airstream.
I highly recommend the tour for any person that happens to travel through the area, whether you are interested in RVs, Airstreams, or not, as it’s interesting for many reasons. It’s interesting to see the process, watch the workers, walk through the product, and feel the energy of a factory in full production.
Photos were restricted on the tour, but here are a few photos we were allowed to take: