Airstream Touring Coach Atlas 2023
When it comes to recreational vehicles, the 2023 Airstream Touring Coach Atlas is the pinnacle of comfort and style. It blends the performance and safety features of Mercedes-Benz with the recognizable and streamlined appearance of Airstream, all built on the dependable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. The Atlas is ideal for both quick trips and lengthy stays because of its roomy and luxuriously furnished interior, which includes high-end fixtures, a full bathroom, a convertible living area, and a contemporary kitchenette. Ample storage, cutting-edge space-saving techniques, and cutting-edge technological elements are all incorporated to make every trip both comfortable and unforgettable. This touring coach is designed for people who want the freedom of the open road without giving up the comforts and amenities of a contemporary residence.
Many things can be construed as safety-related, but the most important is your common sense. If you are careless with matches, cigarettes, flammable material, or any other hazardous material, you surely realize your potential for accidents is greatly increased. You will find many safety recommendations in this section and throughout the manual. The following recommendations are the ones we consider to be the most important.
Touring coaches have fresh water and waste water tanks, a water heater, and storage areas. It gives you great flexibility in loading. With flexibility comes responsibility. If you want to load down all the storage compartments, the number of fluids may have to be reduced. It is a trade-off so plan wisely. Distribute your additional cargo as evenly as possible with the heaviest objects located as low as possible. Do you really want to carry a full freshwater tank to an RV park 1,000 miles away and then hook up to a city water supply? Even if you’re going to a remote area, you can usually fill your water tank shortly before entering the area. Just reducing your load by 10 gallons of water lets you carry an additional 83.5 pounds of cargo.
Properly maintained tires improve the steering, stopping, traction, and load-carrying capability of your vehicle.
Appliances and Equipment
The appliances (stove) and equipment (hot water heater, furnace, etc.) typically operate on liquified petroleum (LP) gas. LP gas is flammable and is contained under high pressure. Improper use may result in a fire and/or explosion. Make sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual as well as those in the specific owner’s manuals of the appliances and equipment.
Do not operate the generator in an enclosed building or in a partly enclosed area, such as a garage. Be sure to follow all instructions and warnings in this manual and the generator manufacturer’s manual. Refer to Section 5 – Interior for generator information.
Mold and mold spores exist throughout indoor and outdoor environments. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; however, the way to control indoor
mold growth is to control moisture. Refer to Section 3 – General Information for information on controlling condensation and molds.
Chemical Sensitivity and Ventilation
Immediately after the purchase of your new recreational vehicle and sometimes after it has been closed up for an extended period of time, you may notice a strong odor and/or experience a chemical sensitivity. This is not a defect in your recreational vehicle. Like your home, there are many different products used in the construction of recreational vehicles, such as carpet, linoleum, plywood, insulation, upholstery, etc. Formaldehyde is also the by-product of combustion and numerous household products, such as some paints, coatings, and cosmetics. However, recreational vehicles are much smaller than your home, and therefore, the exchange of air inside a recreational vehicle is significantly less than in a home. These products, when new or when exposed to elevated temperatures and/or humidity, may off-gas different chemicals, including formaldehyde. This off-gassing, in combination with the minimal air exchange, may cause you to experience irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as sometimes headache, nausea, and a variety of asthma-like symptoms. Elderly persons and young children, as well as anyone with a history of asthma, allergies, or lung problems, may be more susceptible to the effects of off-gassing.
Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring substance and is an important chemical used widely by industries to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present inside the touring coach. Ventilation of the unit normally reduces the exposure to a comfortable level. Trace levels of formaldehyde are released from smoking, cooking, use of soaps and detergents, such as carpet shampoos and cosmetics, and many other household products. Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde while others may not have any reaction to the same levels of formaldehyde. Amounts released decrease over time. Your Airstream Atlas was manufactured using low formaldehyde-emitting (LFE) wood products, the use of which is typical in the recreation vehicle industry. Formaldehyde has an important role in the adhesives used to bind wood products used in recreation vehicles. The wood products in your coach are designed to emit formaldehyde at or lower than industry guidelines and should not produce symptoms in most individuals. While LFE wood products typically do not emit formaldehyde at a level that would cause symptoms in most individuals, it is possible, though not likely, for symptoms to occur when the touring coach is
not properly ventilated. Ventilation is an essential requirement for touring coach use for many reasons. Any effects of formaldehyde can be greatly reduced by actions such as opening windows, opening roof vents, running the air conditioner, or some combination thereof. In addition, the emission of formaldehyde by these products naturally decreases rapidly over time. Airstream strongly suggests you take measures to properly ventilate your touring coach on a regular basis. If you have any questions with respect to the proper ventilation of your touring coach, please do not hesitate to contact your dealer or Airstream.
To reduce or lessen exposure to chemicals from off-gassing, it is of utmost importance that you ventilate your recreational vehicle. Ventilation should occur frequently after purchase and at times when the temperatures and humidity are elevated. Remember, off-gassing is accelerated by heat and humidity. Open windows, exhaust vents, and doors. Operate ceiling and/or other fans, roof AC, and use a fan to force stale air out and bring fresh air in. Decreasing the flow of air by sealing the recreational vehicle increases the formaldehyde level in the vehicle’s indoor air.
Do Not Smoke
It is recommended you do not smoke inside your recreational vehicle. In addition to causing damage to your recreational vehicle, tobacco smoke releases formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals.
Questions regarding the effects of formaldehyde on your health should be submitted to your doctor or local health department.
Alarms and Detectors
Parts of this section on the combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector is a reprint of the manual included with the device and provided to you in the Airstream owner’s briefcase. Please read, understand, and follow all aspects of the complete manual before activating and operating the Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector. If you have not received the manual, contact your dealership to obtain one, or contact Airstream Customer Relations at 937-596-6111.
Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions alert you to important operating instructions or to potentially hazardous situations. Pay special attention to these items.
If smoke is detected you will be alerted by 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause and the detector LED will flash red as the alarm is sounding. If the alarm does sound exit immediately and call the Fire Department.
The Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector will “chirp” once a minute for at least 30 days when the battery is weak. The battery must immediately be replaced with a fresh one.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
If you hear the Carbon Monoxide alarm move everyone to a source of fresh air. When Carbon Monoxide is detected you will be alerted by 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause and the detector LED will flash red
as the alarm is sounding. If the alarm does sound exit immediately and call the Fire Department. The manual pertaining to the smoke/Carbon Monoxide detector is included in the paperwork given to you at the dealership. Please read and follow all care, maintenance, and safety information contained in the manual. Carefully read and understand the contents of the provided instruction manual before using the detector. Store the manual in a safe place for future reference. Pay particular attention to the safety warnings. Pass the manual on to any subsequent users of the alarm.
It’s built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, known for its reliability and performance.
The Atlas typically features a powerful and efficient Mercedes-Benz diesel engine.
It’s designed to comfortably sleep up to two people with its luxurious convertible sleeping area.
The kitchen includes high-end appliances such as a cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, and sink, along with ample storage and counter space.
Yes, it comes with a full bathroom including a shower, toilet, and sink.
It usually features a high-quality sound system, and one or more LED TVs, and is pre-wired for satellite TV.
Yes, it includes a robust air conditioning system for climate control.
The Atlas is typically equipped with a hydronic heating system for efficient and comfortable warmth.
It offers generous storage options, both inside and in exterior compartments.
Yes, it usually comes with an integrated power awning for outdoor relaxation.
The exact dimensions vary, but it’s generally around 24 feet in length, making it spacious yet maneuverable.
Many models include solar panel capabilities for off-grid power generation.
It typically comes with a built-in generator for additional power needs.
The Atlas is usually equipped with a modern navigation system, often integrated into the Mercedes-Benz chassis features.
The Atlas may include smart home features like digital control panels for monitoring and controlling various systems.