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Which Airstream Accessories Are Worth Getting6 min read

RV Upgrades

To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade?

It’s a question many RVers find themselves asking.

As you spend more time in your RV, deciding which Airstream accessories to add to improve its function, comfort, or homeyness is important.

Recently, we talked to a few RV experts who shared their best AND worst accessory purchases.

If you have a tip on accessories, please let us know in the comments!

Expert Tips On Airstream Accessories & Upgrades


Nealys on WheelsRV Tip: Invest in a Washer & Dryer

Jennifer Nealy – Nealys On Wheels



Vehicle: 2010 Tiffin Allegro Red 34QFA

Airstream Accessories Worth Getting

For us, one upgrade I insisted on was having a washer and dryer onboard!

We travel with 3 dogs, and in addition to our clothes, I usually have lots of dog towels that need washing on a pretty regular basis.

I really enjoy the ease and convenience of being able to do a quick load of laundry whenever I need or want to.

Of course, being able to do laundry does require a sewer connection, and there are many times when we are dry camping or in a water/electric site, and in those situations, I have had to use a laundromat. But when we do have the hookups, I love being able to do the laundry at my own pace and in the comfort of my own rig.

Shore Looks NiceRV Tip: Go Bigger Than You Think

Eric Hannan – Shore Looks Nice



Vehicle: Sun Seeker RV Class C

Airstream Upgrade Worth Getting

When selecting an RV, go bigger than you think you initially need if you’re going to full-time.

Airstream Upgrade NOT Worth Getting

Solar Panels are not needed if you’re staying in RV Resorts.

Techno MadiaRV Tip: Power Up For Boondocking

Cherie Ve Ard & Chris Dunphy – Technomadia



Vehicle: 1961 GM 4106 Vintage Bus Conversion

Airstream Upgrade Worth Getting

We love getting out off the beaten path and out into nature with big expansive views. To do that, we highly value the upgrades that have made us able to boondock and be off-grid. Our solar, lithium batteries, cellular connectivity setup for internet and climate control upgrades are some of our most valued.

Airstream Upgrade Not Worth Getting
We have made some other modifications to our RV that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped – such as trying to design in modular furniture. The lesson is, don’t lock yourself into your choices or rash decisions. Get out there, experience life on the road and then learn what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to change it up, and then change it up again.

The RoamansRV Tip: Get A Comfortable Bed

Marisa & Vanessa – The Roamans 


Vehicle: 2007 Itasca Navion 

Airstream Accessories Worth Getting

Definitely your bed. Make sure that puppy is as comfortable a possible.

Getting a good night’s sleep is so crucial, especially for us after finding jobs on farms and homesteads where we’re working with our hands and bodies all day.

You want to feel rested on the road and upgrading your bed is a perfect place to start. We really focused on upgrading the interior of our rig that we rightfully named Maude. It was important for us that Maude felt like home, so we made sure the interior reflected that.

Rolling ToasterRV Tip: Get A Back Up Camera

Maryanne LoCascio Swegles The Rolling Toaster

Vehicle: Airstream Flying Cloud

Airstream Upgrade Worth Getting

Back up camera on the tow vehicle. Sunroof on tow vehicle. Wrap around windows on the Airstream trailer.

Airstream Upgrade NOT Worth Getting

Don’t bother getting Onstar 0r Sirius. Not sold yet on using them.

Currently WanderingRV Tip: Make Sure You Have Power

Jess Curren 
– Currently Wandering

Vehicle: Airstream – 2008 International CCD 27FB

Airstream Upgrade Worth Getting

Solar panels are a definite must if you like to boondock or dry camp. We also add2,000-watt watt inverter to run my BlendTec blender off the grid as well.

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What Are Your Thoughts On Airstream Accessories?

Do you have Airstream accessories that you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments!

Have you invested in an accessory that wasn’t worth it? Also please let us know in the comments.

Community Feedback

In addition to talking with full-time experts, we also went to some of our favorite RV communities and asked them what they thought about upgrades.

Huge thank you to GoRvingFull Time RVersRV Chat,  Airstream Addicts and a few other Facebook Groups for their input and advice.

The most recommended upgrades from these communities:

  • Bed
  • LED lights
  • Laundry – (washer & dryer)
  • Batteries & Converter
  • Water Heater
  • Power Awning
  • Ice Maker (This surprised me!)

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3 thoughts on “Which Airstream Accessories Are Worth Getting

  1. Hands down, it’s the bed slide on the bed of our GMC truck that pulls our Airstream trailer. The bed slide makes life so much easier, you can access all your stuff without climbing into the truck and killing your knees. The Bed Slide 1000 was installed when the cap was put on. It is SWEET.

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