You keep those roof vents open all the time during the summer, in New York. The downside? When it rains, that's a little problem in the forward vent, which opens over the dining/kitchen area. But the big problem is with the aft vent, which is right over the bed.
If you leave the trailer and a rainstorm starts, you're coming home to a sopping mattress, blankets and pillows.
But in their decades of perfecting the camper trailer, Airstream has found a solution.
If the rain starts, a sensor is now part of the Airstream vent that will automatically close them, saving your vacation or long weekend.
According to Airstream engineer Mike Goetz, there is a rain sensor on the roof "like a set of fingers, side by side, that when a drop of water hits them, it completes the circuit and causes the vent lid to close."
But beware, this system does not work when the battery is in "store" mode.