I like to see businesses advertising that they are going to do a promotional trip with an Airstream. Why wouldn’t I? It means that I’ve got another article to commission for a future issue of Airstream Life. That’s my bread and butter.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see in the pages of our local “community living” magazine that the Tucson restaurant called KingFisher is advertising some sort of “Road Trip 2011,” and in the ad appears a little Airstream being towed by a vintage pickup truck.
I wonder what that means? I could not find details about this promotion on their website, but it sounds intriguing. It would be great if the road trip actually included an Airstream. All too often the graphic design folks snag a bit of clip-art featuring an Airstream when the planned promotion involves no trailer or all or (far worse) some sort of “white box” trailer instead. I’ll try to find out.
But if they are towing an Airstream, they’ll need to carefully review their towing setup. The trailer in the picture has a significant problem — can you spot what it is? (Click on the image for a better view.)
Yes, it’s being towed backwards. The first tip-off is that the entry door is on the wrong side of the trailer. Look more closely and you can see that the little lip on the left end is actually the bumper, not the hitch.
Now that I think of it, perhaps it’s a better idea that they not take an Airstream …