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Airstream of Chicago – Customizing Airstreams for All Uses

Airstream of Chicago and US Adventure RV are certified leaders in customizing Airstream trailers for any use imaginable.  We utilize a proven process and advance design tools to assist you throughout the customization process.  This assures you of a completed project that meets your needs and assured timelines and budget.

Case Study

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Airstream of Chicago and US Adventure RV, have been recently contracted to design, spec and build an Airstream-themed lounge for the Operating Room waiting area on the sixth floor of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This hospital project currently is the largest building project in Illinois with a budget of over $1.0 billion dollars. When completed in 2012, it will be staffed and run by Northwestern Medical School. This facility will be one of the top childrens’ hospitals in the world and will create a healing environment unlike any other. From the 30 foot whale donated by Shed Aquarium hanging in the main lobby to the childrens’ play areas which will be themed with a mock fire truck and fire house, helicopters, tree houses, and a large green space atrium area overlooking Lake Michigan.  The Airstream waiting room will be an iconic addition to a state of the art healing facility.

A unique Airstream lounge is being created by Airstream of Chicago/US Adventure RV and will be located on the sixth floor of the new hospital,.  This area will tell the story of Ann Lurie’s world travels to Kenya where she has been working for years providing medical assistance to literally tens of thousands of patients through her creation of the AID (Africa Infectious Disease) Village Clinics. As part of this work, Ann Lurie uses Airstream-based mobile medical units to deliver medical care and education to remote villages throughout the country. These custom Airstream medical units have been custom built by US Adventure RV/Airstream of Chicago to endure the harshest conditions, are solar-powered, and have brought aid and relief to these remote and harsh conditions.

John Dresselhaus, President of Airstream of Chicago and US Adventure RV, is excited and honored to be able to provide support and resources for this unique hospital project. Ben Kirby, the project engineer and Airstream of Chicago/US Adventure RV partner, will spend hundreds of hours in design, fabrication, build out and coordination of the project’s many details with Airstream, the hospital architectural staff and contractors. Dresselhaus says, “The Airstream of Chicago/US Adventure RV staff is unlike any other, as one would be hard pressed to find the level of knowledge, skill sets and fabrication experience present in one organization to tackle these difficult and unique custom RV related projects.”


Case Study – Aid Village Clinic

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Airstream of Chicago / US Adventure RV’s Special Vehicle Operations was started to support the Aid Village Clinic project outside of Nyrobi Kenya in Africa. Our mission is to work side-by-side with our clients to understand the needs and then optimize the unit’s design to become truly functional and durable even in the harshest conditions known to man.

Going through this process has allowed our organization to learn from our clients and positions Airstream of Chicago Special Vehicle Operations to build some of the highest quality and best supported units available. We have the personnel, experience, tools and facilities to get the job done. You will find our engineers to be very accommodating and knowledgeable; our fabricators are true craftsmen; and our support personnel to be excited about helping organizations that help others. Together, we can use our resources, knowledge, and design technology to meet your exact specifications.

The Airstream of Chicago team looks forward to working with your organization, and we hope that we can show you the value of utilizing an Airstream trailer for your specialty vehicle.

Our Process and Tools

Design Tools

  • CAD
  • 3D Modeling
  • Mechanical Engineers that are certified and have degrees.
  • Virtual Tour Capability
  • Complete Unit Drawings, Schematics and Build Documentation
  • Controlled in House Fabrication
  • Signage Design and Full Wraps
  • Continual Design Reviews
  • Endless Flexibility

Planning for Seamless Function and Impact

  • Integrated Electronics
  • Energy Efficient Designs
  • Solar Powered
  • Hybrid Compatible
  • Emission Compliant
  • Marketing Impact
  • Long Term Support
  • 2 Year Warranties Available