But seasoned Airstreamers will tell you that no matter how much you plan and prepare, there are always obstacles that pop up. Murphy's Law tells us that it's likely that we'll deal with circumstances beyond our control, but experience tells us that with the right toolkit – and the right mindset – we can deal with those unforeseen circumstances and get back to the business of traveling well. Small frustrations are often easy to solve with a quick dip into our Airstream Support site, where you can find model-specific information about your Airstream travel trailer or touring coach to help you get back on the road, as well as general information about towing, hitching up, setting up camp, and more at Airstream Academy.
Like a boat captain on the open ocean – or maybe a starship captain sailing a sci-fi galaxy – Airstreamers are the masters of their fate. With every trip we accumulate knowledge and experience that helps us down the road. Flat tires, dead batteries, or canceled reservations might seem overwhelming the first time you deal with them, but with experience and foresight they become part of the journey. Being prepared becomes a source of pride. And the moments when we call on our self-reliance become memories that inspire self-assurance – when learning what we're capable of fills us with confidence.
But knowledge and experience are nothing without the right tools and accessories that can transform small obstacles from trip-killers into solvable problems. Likewise, the right accessories can head off issues before they arise. The same portable solar panels that help you boondock off the grid can save you in a pinch when the power panel at your campsite is on the fritz and you need to keep your battery topped off. A good flashlight can save the day in more ways than one, and battery tenders and chargers ensure that your RV batteries are topped off and ready to roll when you are.