What happens in Vegas …


We’re having a great time in Las Vegas.   It turns out that everyone here reads Airstream Life magazine!

Last night we caught up with our friends Brian and Leigh (former Airstream travelers who spent two years on the road), Adam and Susan (defrosting from New England), and Brett (flown in fresh from Tampa, like a crate of oranges).   Here’s a photo from Leigh’s iPhone:


Brett, and Adam & Susan, are staying in the brand-new Airstreams that the KOA Circus Circus has imported.   The KOA will be renting these Airstreams for $49/night (introductory price) here in Las Vegas, so at long last, you can actually try an Airstream before you buy one.   They’ll also be available at other locations across the country, including Sugarloaf Key Florida, and Bar Harbor Maine.

Getting a bunch of Airstreams together is a great way to have a reunion or party, we’ve discovered.   It’s like a rally but you don’t need your own Airstream.   They even come furnished with linens, towels, dishes, pots & pans, etc.   I think they will prove a very popular option.

We’re going to spend two more nights in Las Vegas, and then head down to Quartzsite …


  1. Pahaska says

    Can you comment on the new rental Airstreams at KOA? At the IBT meeting, Larry Huttle mentioned in his talk that there had been some interior modifications to withstand the rigors of rental use. Is anything obvious? These units will be put on the retail after several years of rental use.

  2. says

    The KOA models are all lightly modified 25-foot Flying Clouds. They lack an awning (because customers won’t know how to use the awning and the winds come up quickly here). The water heaters are permanently on (no switch). The plywood sub-floors are slightly thicker than standard, to take heavy use. There are two TVs, one in the bedroom and one in the living area.

    A few items that would have been standard on this trailer have been deleted, including alloy wheels (the wheels are steel), the powered roof vents, the exterior compartment under the bed, and the powered tongue jack. There may be other minor changes, but for the most part they are completely usable and road-worthy Airstreams. KOA will register them individually so they can be towed to another campground if needed.

  3. Jim Rogers says

    Hello Rich and Airstream Fans!

    You captured the KOA Las Vegas Airstream scene perfectly with your terrific photo. It is all about the fun and you represent that so well with Airstream Life.

    Thanks for joining the launch of this new classic luxury accommodation offering that will be exlusive to KOA. We look forward to more fun news and photos as we expand our relationship with the Airstream family.

    Travel well! Jim

  4. Mike Gast says

    As always, it was a pleasure to have you join us in Las Vegas. We are thrilled to have the Flying Clouds at KOA, and early indications are that our kampers are going to fall in love with them, too.
    Airstream fans, there will never be a better time to hit Vegas and try out our Airstreams, located right on the Strip! Like Rich mentioned above, we have a special introductory price. Come see us! – Mike Gast, KOA Inc.