Airstreams Across America

Airstream 2 Go
What would it be like to take your house on the road and on the water? Fathom contributing koan editor James Sturz discovers the joys of Airstreaming and house boat living in the rugged and beautiful Western United States.
THE WEST, USA – Barreling east along the Arizona highway, it was my first time towing a trailer. We passed red sandstone mesas, and the 18-wheelers all passed us. Just before, my wife and I had stood in the Las Vegas parking lot with our two teenage nephews and niece, marveling at Airstream 2 Go's glistening fleet.
We were like kids in a candy shop, except these silver-wrapped sweets had queen-sized beds, kitchenettes, bathrooms, and showers. It had taken two hours to stow our gear and learn how the propane tanks, water pumps, stabilizer jacks, and battery systems worked. Then we pulled out from the lot, with our new home hitched behind a 403-hp GMC Yukon Denali. The trailer was 28 feet long, and with the SUV we edged closer to 50. Times like that, you never forget your first right turn.