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Old 07-17-2017, 06:25 PM   #57
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Nest and Airstream

Am not sure what gen I am, probably part of the BB born in 54, but man I love this NEST! From it's inception as Robert gave us a Blow by Blow of the Prototype I have been enamoured with this unit. I have looked at a number of items, BaseCamp, Lance 1475, Alto Safari, T@B 400, Trillium Outback, Scamp, Escape, Oliver, Lil Snozzy........Nest has still got me. And 40K, that is peanuts.....am looking forward to the release! We have a Toyota Highlander 2002 with a new engine (2.4) and a Tranny Cooler......looken for Light Weight and do not care about the price.....
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:02 PM   #58
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RV Daily Report just posted an article on the Nest today (Airstream gives official sneak peek of The Nest | RV Daily Report), and there's a FiberglassRV correlating thread about the same trailer, linked below.

Woo Hoo: Airstream Nest / American Web Media article
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:14 PM   #59
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Still it is a lot more like a glorified "Lil'Snoozy" than it is like an Oliver.
Shear size and weight alone shows that, then look at the Oliver sub-floor design. I'm not a big Oliver fan but I can sure see the difference .


That's funny. I have followed the threads on the Nest from the start. It is an attractive design. I have no doubt Airstream will sell some of them . I always thought it was a bad copy of the LIL Snoozy..Less room, roof openings.. port a potty, narrow door. those awful chairs. Hopefully AS will fix some of that. Even though everyone admired the design I don't think even one was sold before AS bought it.
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It is also heavier than a LiL Snoozy..
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:38 PM   #61
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Am not sure what gen I am, probably part of the BB born in 54, but man I love this NEST! From it's inception as Robert gave us a Blow by Blow of the Prototype I have been enamoured with this unit. I have looked at a number of items, BaseCamp, Lance 1475, Alto Safari, T@B 400, Trillium Outback, Scamp, Escape, Oliver, Lil Snozzy........Nest has still got me. And 40K, that is peanuts.....am looking forward to the release! We have a Toyota Highlander 2002 with a new engine (2.4) and a Tranny Cooler......looken for Light Weight and do not care about the price.....
Don't worry about there being a line when you go to plop down 40k, there won't be one. And no, it's not peanuts
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:12 PM   #62
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To those that think at $40K it won't sell, the Airstream Basecamp starts at $36K. The 16 foot Airstream Sport starts at $46K.

For Airstream's pricing, $40K is right there and should sell just fine. Will I buy one? No. But others will.
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Will I buy one? No. But others will.
You're right. I've no interest in one but a bunch of people will. And with Airstream's production capacity behind it, no doubt we'll soon see new fgrv members with a Nest.
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For $40K, one can buy TWO Casitas, better equipped.
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For $40K, one can buy TWO Casitas, better equipped.
While a Casita is a great value, there is no way you can compare how they are equipped, the Nest outfitting, let alone the construction, is way above and beyond what Casita uses. Same applies to Escape, that while great value, it is equipped nowhere near as nice. This is why I chose to buy a brand new trailer and do a lot of the finishing myself, upgrading lots of the equipment and fixtures.

You could just see as Robert Johans was building the first prototype, that there was incredible detail put into every aspect of it, well beyond what the vast majority of RV's employ. He did a lot of thinking outside of the box, and to good end. The glut of RV's frankly are made as inexpensively as possible to make them affordable, cheaper fixtures like sinks, stoves, hood fans, furnaces, fridges, plumbing fixtures, etc. It is nice to see an option of quality out there, and with Robert overseeing the Airstream production of the Nest, I do believe it will find a customer base, and do well.
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I see lots of Airstream Sport 16 "Bambis" in camp and on the road but not one Basecamp. A big part of AS's appeal is style, and the large majority of AS buyers want an AS to look like an AS.
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One NEST in the Driveway worth 2 Casitas in the Bush!

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For $40K, one can buy TWO Casitas, better equipped.
And then I would be about $40K down with TWO Casitas that I do not want and without the NEST that I do want!!!!!
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That was not a command. That was an illustration, a comparison.
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That was not a command. That was an illustration, a comparison.
Sorry Don, going to have to go with Jim on this one! Am sure that the Process will not be exactly the same with the build once they streamline the plant build but am really excited about this one. Also am peeking at Castita, but with the Exchange and getting it over the border and then the Safety Inspections.......ad nauseum
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There is much talk about how they are equipped, The Nest outfitting, the construction being way above what Casita uses. That's advertising hype. The implication that the detail is better and nicer? (subjective)

I do not own a Casita but the implication is that it's just thrown together and not very nice, cheap materials as opposed to expensive materials and superior engineering in the Nest. I've owned an Airstream for 20 years. The woodwork is amazing, it's extremely comfortable. The mini blinds, the refrigerator, the toilet, the sink, these things are all standard in most RVs as will be the refrigerator, the toilet, and the sink in the Nest.

Yes it'll be a nice trailer with a different style. I like the design using the rear entrance, which is why I like the Lil Snoozy.

But $10,000 of the price of the nest is going to be because it has the Airstream name on it, not because of the quality or superior everything.
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