Airstream's 24X Camper Van Lets You Create Dreams With a Swiss Army Knife-Like Interior

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Class B RVs or camper vans have an indescribable allure. Well, Airstream is one of the manufacturers that has taken a crack at this growing industry and has succeeded. One unit that deserves our attention is the Interstate 24X, the "luxury Class B touring coach" before you today.
While we've shed light on the Interstate 24X in the past, it's been almost two years since we last revisited this unit. As you'd expect, things have changed, but not much. So, without further ado, balance those checkbooks, and let's explore the sort of lifestyle Airstream has in store for us today.

Now, what's important to note about this vehicle is the fact that it's one of, if not the largest, Interstate variation from this manufacturer, and that means quite a few things. Oh, and since it is such a large unit, Airstream's price tag for it isn't a small one either, with rates starting at an MSRP of $246,351 (€228K at current exchange rates), so quite a bit more than the average Joe is willing to drop on such a home. But, this is no average unit.

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One of the attractive features of the 24X is its ability to be about the most modular Class B on the market, thanks to its highly adaptive interior design. If you've had a chance to check out the images in the gallery, you know precisely what I'm talking about.

Starting us off with this interior, did you notice all the mounting tracks all over the unit? It's with this feature that you can create the interior you need for your adventures and travels. Let's say you often rock climb. Some of the rails can hold up cargo racks overhead, suitable for your rigs and whatnot, but others can be used to organize your lines, carabiners, harnesses, you name it. Maybe you like to fish; same thing; move the racks around until you get it just right.

Suppose you're into cycling and other bulkier sports, maybe kayaking. In that case, the interior can be left as a split bed feature, and you can use the center hallway for things like your toys. Then again, you can just deck out the exterior of the 24X with a bike and kayak rack and leave the interior for cooking, sleeping, and showering.

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One aspect of the interior you need to also be aware of is the fact that if you've occupied the rear of the unit with the double bed and no longer have a dinette where to enjoy your meals, you still do; at the cab, a flip-up table is neatly hidden by the wardrobe. Swivel seating is also part of the mix. While I could sit here and run you through all the details the interior has to offer, the rest of this mobile home has plenty to talk about as well.

Overall, Airstream calls this RV an adventure van, so every inch of this puppy has been optimized to handle on-road and even light off-road use. Sure, you won't be rock crawling around, but you should have no issues venturing onto a beach or to some treeline in the distance.

This is made possible because Airstream builds what we see upon a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500, but the extended version, and at its base, your choice of a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel or 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine is in place. All with AWD, meaning that 6x6, sort of. A GCWR of 15,250 lbs (6,917 kg) also means that you can hitch up another Airstream product behind your 24X. An air suspension will take care of bumps and whatever else the road throws at you.

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More on what's in store in terms of systems and features: It's important to note that Airstream adds heated tanks to this puppy, so all 23 gals (87 lit) of freshwater are safe, even during winter use. But it's the 400 W of military-grade solar panels and 2,000 W inverter that's really got me buzzing. Two 100 Ah batteries are also standard, not to mention a 2.5 kW generator.

Oh, and we're clearly not done. As we continue our exploration of the 24X, we finally arrive at the exterior and its features. One of my favorites is the fact that Airstream adds a hot/cold shower hookup to the camper, but also throws in a table mount, and LP hookup for an outdoor grill. Unfurl that awning and enjoy.

Now, I understand that it may be rather difficult to really get a feel for a 24X from this rather short article, but what you can always do is find a 2024 unit in some dealership near you, ask for a tour, climb inside, and sign the paperwork. Sure, it's not the sort of unit that's built for everyone, but for the modern nomad or explorer, there's really no telling where you can travel to with your 24X or what you'll do when you get there: ski trips, surfing weekends, cross-country treks and fishing retreats; they're all on the list for this one.

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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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