A Ram ProMaster-based motorhome

Currently, Airstream offers a few varieties of its B-Class Sprinter vans that you’ll probably notice on the highway now that we’ve mentioned: Atlas and Interstate (24X, 24GL, 24GT, and 19). Taking advantage of the hot market, Airstream is now expanding its line of Class B motorhome vans to include the Rangeline Touring Coach, built on the newest model year Ram ProMaster 3500 chassis.

While by no means lacking in content, the Rangeline could be considered Airstream’s entry-level economy B-Class. First, the ProMaster (pre-camper layout) is much more affordable than the Sprinter. Second, streamlined features like fixed entry steps and a manual canopy help keep the price down. Relatively weak. Well, you know what we mean. While the Sprinter Interstate starts at around $200,000, the Rangeline starts at $131,882. Adding a pop-top adds $11,694. It’s a hefty price tag, but given that the Class B motorhome market can demand cash for supercars, it looks like a bargain downright. And you get the Airstream badge, undeniable bragging rights at any campsite.

The Airstream Rangeline ProMaster holds 28 gallons of fresh water, 19 gallons of gray water, and 12 gallons of black water. Its RV end caps are present but hidden: water hookups are tucked away in an exterior driver-side compartment covered by a magnetic swing door, and sewer and electrical hookups are tucked away and out of sight.

Interestingly, there is no propane tank aboard the Rangeline. The 3.2 cu. refrigerator, 0.4 cu. There’s a 2.8kW gas generator that sips gas from the ProMaster’s 24-gallon gas tank. The generator powers the 13,500 BTU air conditioner and can start when needed. The heating and water heater functions are handled by a Timberline 2.0 gas hydronic heating system, which means that, like the generator, the system receives fuel (gasoline) from the ProMaster’s main gas tank. The Rangeline is equipped with a 270 Ah Battle Born Batteries Gamechanger lithium battery and a 2000 watt inverter. There is also a 200 watt solar panel. In addition to a separate water heater monitor, a single touchscreen monitor provides control of all systems. There is also a smartphone app.

The Airstream Rangeline interior has everything travelers need for comfort. A beautiful entrance handrail also serves as a towel rack. As soon as you enter, you can see a fixed seat facing the road with seat belts for two (ideally, children who don’t hate each other). In front of this bench is a removable flexible table system with an extendable and swiveling section, allowing it to reach the front passenger’s swiveling captain’s chair. To the left, along the passenger side wall, is the galley area with worktop, sink, storage lockers, microwave and fridge. A bamboo sink lid doubles as a cutting board. Opposite is the wet bath with a sink, shower and toilet.

The rear features a split-folding bed system providing a sleeping area of ​​74 x 52.25 inches; it’s tall enough to keep storage underneath. Integrated L-tracks in the floor and MOLLE panels on the rear doors allow for additional storage of leisure and outdoor gear. Rear motion-sensing lights and redundant pad switches help keep the shenanigans out of the dark.

Airstream knows that adventurers tend to be dog lovers. There is a leash holder on the passenger side step and built-in sliding bowls under the refrigerator. Just for fun, the fridge features a dry-erase surface and a portable JBL speaker mounted under some front overhead storage cabinets.

The Airstream Rangeline is available in two shades of exterior grey: Granite Crystal Metallic and Bright Silver Metallic. Two interior decors, Moonstone Gray and Admiral Navy, differ mainly in the trim colors of the captain’s chairs and the bench seats. The “lizard skin” insulation ensures good soundproofing. The aluminum roof (it’s Airstream, after all) won’t retain odors, is easy to clean, and tough compared to fabric-covered ceilings.

Look for the Ram-derived Class B Motorhome ProMaster Airstream Rangeline Touring Coach at America’s 53rd Annual Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, September 14-18, 2022. When you see a ProMaster sporting an Airstream badge, know that you’re not going crazy.

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