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Old 07-13-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
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WOW! Every other fiberglass trailer on the market just got CHEAP!!!
I got a survey from Airstream today in which they stated that entry price will start at $40,000!!
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:34 PM   #2
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They're crazy if that's so.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
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I really can't see the Nest flying at that price point...
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I think they were around $30k from the Egg Plant folks. I saw a Base Camp the other day. They weren't cheap either.
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I told them in the survey that $40K was way too much for a 16' trailer - even $30K is way more than I would consider spending on something like that. Its a nice trailer but I don't see more than $25K there even if it is an "Airstream".
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They might not need the 50 extra employees they're talking about hiring to handle the new segment. Short careers if it's 40k.
Imagine how rare the 3 that sell will be though!
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They might not need the 50 extra employees they're talking about hiring to handle the new segment. Short careers if it's 40k.
Imagine how rare the 3 that sell will be though!
Rarer than the Base Camp
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Isn't that about the price of Olivers? (Not trying to start a fight, just an honest question.)
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Isn't that about the price of Olivers? (Not trying to start a fight, just an honest question.)
Olivers are about 5 grand more to start, but the Nest is a lot less trailer.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #10
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Airstream is not marketing to us, they are marketing to the members of Gen X who have to prove something to themselves and others. Being able to afford something expensive is proving something If you have not yet noticed it an Airstream is what they think is pretty cool to own. My son bought one, my friend's son got a Spartan, etc.

Disclaimer I am not saying that all members of Gen X have that value system. Just saying that it is the age group who have the highest earning power. The young don't and the seniors don't, its those middle aged folks who have it.

Never underestimate the buying power of a rapidly approaching mid life crisis or the very savvy merchants who are ready to cash in on it.
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Olivers are about 5 grand more to start, but the Nest is a lot less trailer.
The nest looks way nicer, and is more effectively laid out, in my opinion. Both have nice finishes.

$40k seems like a bit much, but I would not be surprised if Airstream finds a market niche for the Nest. Time will tell.
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The nest looks way nicer, and is more effectively laid out, in my opinion. Both have nice finishes.

$40k seems like a bit much, but I would not be surprised if Airstream finds a market niche for the Nest. Time will tell.
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 .
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If you have not yet noticed it an Airstream is what they think is pretty cool to own.
Another point is real selling price, since they will sell through dealers.

We looked a new Bambi16 CCD when we bought our Scamp.
The list was $43,000, we were at $27,000 before we decided against it. The Scamp was at the same price from the first phone conversation to the delivery.
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Comparing a Scamp or tricked out Boler to a Nest is like comparing a stock car to an F1 car, Both go 200 mph but the technology in the F1 is WAY more advanced.
And, an F1 car is a tad more money,,,
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