If you’ve heard of the 2020 Airstream Basecamp, you’ve probably heard about the 2020 Airstream Basecamp X as well. But what does the X stand for, and what difference does it make to get this version over the regular Basecamp so many already know and love? The short answer is that there isn’t much of a difference depending on the way you look at it. Inside, the two versions of the Basecamp are identical.
For the person driving, the Basecamp X is better equipped to be pulled in difficult weather or flawed roads because it sits on a more rugged pair of wheels. The following chart shows some interior and exterior measurements and features of the Basecamp X.
In terms of the measurements above, the Basecamp X is taller than the regular Basecamp, with or without the air conditioning unit. The Basecamp X put a little more pressure on the hitch, with a hitch weight of 435 with LP and Batteries. That’s 25 more lbs. on the hitch weight than the regular Basecamp. Below is a list of features that are either exclusive to or are made standard on the X version of the Basecamp.
3-inch lift kit for added ground clearance.
Goodyear® 235/75R15 wrangler tires, balanced
Solar front window protection
Stainless-steel front stone guard protection
Overall, the two travel trailers aren’t totally different. From inside the trailer, people will hardly notice the difference, but the driver will be thankful for the improved trailer handling. The biggest visual change is going from the 3M® film front stone guard the stainless-steel front stone guard on the X.