Airstream trailers are a classy way to see the country, but even the finest of the company's products fail to stack up to the wonder that is the . Originally penned by Spirit of St. Louis designer Hawley Bowlus in 1934, these new-generation travel trailers are longer and wider than the original. At $100,000, this camper is unlike anything else at the local KOA. For starters, it sits on an aluminum frame, and its aircraft-grade skin is made from hand-riveted aluminum sheet. Inside, the cabin's outfitted in stylish wood and aluminum and features clever lash points for hauling everything from kayaks to bicycles. Even better, the whole thing weighs in at a scant 2800 pounds.
That means that, technically, you could tow the Bowlus Road Chief with your mother's minivan. But where's the fun in that?
There is only one way to pull a machine as gorgeous as this, and that's with a truck like the . Why? It's simple, really. This is the last of the American heavy-duty trucks to give buyers the option of a six-speed manual transmission like the good Lord intended. That gearbox can be bolted to a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel I-6 with 800 lb-ft of torque. Throw in a four-wheel-drive system for good measure, and the truck can pull 16,230 pounds. Want to leave the campground sideways, enveloped in a blossoming cloud of tire smoke? Go for it. We won't judge.