Airstream Basecamp 20X

Basecamp 20X is Airstream’s first step into the off-road market. It offers all-aluminum tradition with great choice features for gear-hauling nature lowers...

               Certainly, the line of Basecamp 20X (and 16X) travel trailers is a clear departure from Airstream’s traditional, streamlined designs. But not only it doesn’t miss much from iconic predecessors, but it rather adds a touch of elegance to otherwise rugged off-road designs....

Airstream Basecamp 20X

       Below, you will find Basecamp's 20X specifications and technical details. However, if you didn't have a chance to read the review, please first see:

--> Review of Basecamp 20X Travel Trailer

Specifications: Basecamp 20X

Exterior length

Exterior height (1)

Exterior width

Interior headroom (1)

Interior width

Dry weight



Hitch weight (2)

Freshwater tank

Greywater tank

Blackwater tank


Sleeping capacity (3)

20 ft 2”

9 ft 5”

7 ft 9.5”

6 ft 7”

7 ft 2.5”

3,500 lbs

4,300 lbs

800 lbs

535 lbs

27 gals

28 gals

21 gals

2 x 20 lbs

2 + 2

1 With roof-mounted AC unit (9 ft 1” without AC)

2. With LPG and batteries

3. Without the external tent

Freshwater tank w/drains (including winterization)

Raised suspension and Off-road tires


  • Frame: Steel
  • Shell: Riveted Aluminum Superstructure (ribs and skin) w/ fluorocarbon treated and UV protected exterior skin
  • Floor: double-framed plywood
  • Insulation: EcoBatt™, complete between interior and exterior (includes enclosed and heated underbelly)
  • Axle: Single
  • Suspension: Dexter torsion 
  • Wheels: Aluminum rims w/ Goodyear ST235/85R16 tires 
  • Brakes: Nev-R-Adjust® 
  • Hitch Ball: 2 and 5/16”
  • Electrical coupling: 7-pin plug
  • Windows: Extruded aluminum frames w/tempered tinted glass
  • Stone guard:  detachable stainless-steel panels and front tinted-windows solar guards, skid plates underneath
  • Ground Clearance: 12” (“X” version adds 3” lift to the clearance of the standard Basecamp 20)

Interior Finish

  • Aluminum interior walls and ceiling
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Lite-Ply laminated cabinetry
  • Marine fabrics (antibacterial, mildew-and-stain-resistant, flame retardant)
  • Colors accents: Glacier Lake, Red Rock, Forest Ridge

Rear section of panoramic windows can be opened for ventilation

Interior General features

  • 8 Panoramic tinted-glass windows (front and sides)
  • 2 x rear-sides vent windows 
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coat and keys hooks
  • 6 x Tie-Down Hooks
  • Side entrance door w/window, sliding screen, and heavy-duty deadbolt, 
  • Rear hatch (26” x 46”) w/white Board, roll-down screen, and 3 storage pockets
  • Fantastic Fan (galley area)

Rear Lounge/Bed area

  • 2 side benches (26” x 78”), one with an underneath storage 
  • 1 rear bench (removable) 
  • 2 movable laminated swivel tables w/ aluminum pedestals) 
  • All convertible to:
  • King-size bed (82” x 78”) or 1 single-side bed (41” x 78”) and a bench
  • 2 x 12V USB ports
  • Storage racks

Front Dinette

  • U-shaped dinette convertible to 43” x 78” bed
  • Swivel Table
  • Panoramic windows w/blackout shades
  • Under-bench storage (open area)

Galley with stainless steel cooktop and sink (both with tempered glass covers)


  • Stainless steel 2-burner LPG cooktop w/tempered glass lid
  • Stainless-steel sink w/tempered glass lid
  • 4.3 cu. ft. 2-Way (12Vdc/110Vac) Compressor Refrigerator w/freezer
  • Cabinets w/Laminated countertop and storage compartments
  • Pantry
  • Flatware organizer
  • Pop-up 110Vac and USB power bar

Wet Bath

  • Porcelain Toilet w/foot-flush
  • Protected toilet paper holder
  • Hand-held shower w/shut-off valve and curtain 
  • Shelf for toiletries
  • Retractable clothesline
  • Tower bar/hooks
  • Ceiling air extractor
  • Window w/privacy curtain
  • Mirror

Pop-up power bar (galley)


  • 30 Amps Service w/20ft shore cable
  • 2 x deep-cycle lead-acid batteries w/converter (AGM upgrade available)
  • Battery disconnect switch
  • 12Vdc tank heaters
  • LED lights (interior, entrance …
  • LED exterior lights (tail, license plate, tank service
  • Solar pre-wire (rooftop and front access points)
  • Pop-up 110Vac/12Vdc power bar (galley)
  • 12Vdc and USB ports
  • 110Vac outlets (work only when trailer connected to the shore power) 
  • Controllers/Monitors (Hot water, hot air, tank heaters,)

City and freshwater hookups (the latter in locked compartment). On the right - exterior shower

Grey (left) and black (right) water tanks with drain


  • Tankless On Demand LP/Electric Water Heater (part of Trauma Combi Eco-Plus Combo Heater w/7,500 BTU/h and 14,300 BTU/h operating levels)
  • City water inlet w/pressure regulator
  • Lockable gravity water inlet 
  • 23 gallons Freshwater tank 
  • 21 gallons Black tank w/flush system
  • 28 gallons Graywater tank
  • Exterior shower w/hot & cold water
  • A/C Condensation Drain
  • Dedicated Sewer 20ft Hose Storage 
  • Tank Monitoring System

A-frame mounted custom, molded plastic LP box


  • 4 Manual Heavy Duty Stabilizer Jacks
  • Manual Hitch Jack
  • Steel, 2-step entry 
  • Custom, molded plastic LP cover w/storage tray (A-frame mounted)
  • Exterior, Quick-connect LPG low-pressure grill connection
  • Enclosed Aluminum, insulated and heated underbelly
  • 2 x 20 lbs steel LPG tanks w/2-stage regulator

Lounge: under-bed storage


  • Under the rear lounge bench (camp-side)
  • Under the floor (next to rear hatch doors)
  • Under the dinette’s bench (open area)
  • A-frame mounted molded plastic box (tray)
  • 5 overhead storage racks
  • Storage compartments w/doors
  • Cupboards 
  • Exterior storage

Underneath-mounted spare wheel


  • Full-Size Spare Tire
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • LP, Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Built-In Winterization Kit

departure angle

Rear skid-guard protection

Off-road features (“X” package)

  • 16” Goodyear® Wrangler® “DuraTracks” tires 
  • Stylized aluminum wheels 
  • Extra 3″ suspension lift kit 
  • raised hitch jack foot pad 
  • stainless-steel front rock guards
  • tinted window guards
  • Rear. underbody skid-guards
  • 2-step entry
  • Fully enclosed tent w/Air-Tube Technology (attaches to the door-side of the trailer)
  • Rear departure angle 

Attachable tent


  • Microwave
  • 2 x 90W solar panel w/solar charge monitor, controller and upgraded 2 x AGM batteries
  • 13,500 BTU AC unit with Electric Heat Streep
  • Tent w/inflatable tube frame structure 

Closing notes:

  1. Certainly, the line of Basecamp 16X and 20X travel trailers is a clear departure from Airstream’s traditional, streamlined designs. But not only it doesn’t miss much from iconic predecessors, but it rather adds a touch of elegance. I wouldn’t mention here the aluminum-finished interior. For some, it may not be a favorite finish, but it’s part of the package coming with every Airstream trailer....
  2. It’s worth mentioning that Basecamp 20X received the highest TRA Certification Rating (Green) for its energy efficiency and eco-friendliness.
  3. Like all Airstream campers, it brings along a well-recognized name, good reputation, and coming with it durability. Unfortunately, these attributes do not come for free. Pricewise, the Basecamp 20X stays in the upper range of similar class travel trailers!

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