When picking a travel trailer, you might find yourself in a conundrum like this, ‘do I save money and get the smaller Airstream Caravel or should I invest in the larger Airstream Flying Cloud to make sure I have the space I need?’ To help you answer this question, we put together this comparison page so you can tell as many differences between them and weigh them as part of your decision.
Each trailer has its place, but if you can only pick one, you should be certain it’s the right Airstream travel trailer for you. The easiest distinction to make is that the Caravel is smaller, even with the largest floor plan than the smallest floor plan for the Flying Cloud. As a result, the Flying Cloud rides on two axles instead of just one like the Caravel. The following table shows a few more important distinctions.
2021 Airstream Flying Cloud
|Maximum of 8||Sleeping Capacity||Maximum of 4|
|Sunlit Maple with Seattle Mist Ultraleather®, Sunlit Maple with Carolina Clay Ultraleather®||Interior Décor Options||Pewter Ultraleather®, Tungsten Ultraleather®|
|Optional Front Bunk||Unique Features||USB and 110V Charging|
Although adjacent rungs on the Airstream model ladder, the difference between the Flying Cloud and Caravel feels quite different when put in perspective. Larger than Flying Cloud takes you to the Airstream International and going down smaller than the Caravel takes you to the Airstream Bambi.
An interesting fact of note is that one of the floor plans allows the Flying Cloud to sleep up to 8, making it the best Airstream for sleeping the most people, despite there being larger Airstream models.
Both the Flying Cloud and the Caravel are wonderful travel trailers, but only you can decide which is best for you. The starting MSRP varies by almost $20,000 so price is also a major consideration. Otherwise, factors like door position, seating orientation and more depend on the floor plan, so explore those in depth to make your final decision.