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Old 09-11-2016, 12:27 AM   #1
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I see Nest Caravans is now part of Airstream.

https://www.airstream.com/nest/


I guess Airstream likes to have expensive product. I recall my 1970 Toyota Crown. Shortly after I bought one, the price almost doubled. When I asked why they said that they wanted to compete with Mercedes.
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Why does FGRV not list ALL FG trailer brands. Specifically: Armadillo, Happier, MeerKat, and Nest.


Little guy is listed, but not the Ponderosa by Weis Craft.


Also, technically, Trillium Trailers are no longer made although the website is still up "and there is a possibility..." LOL
What is listed under Trillium is the Outback and the Sidekick which is no longer made, either.

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That nest news has been discussed a lot, Roger. Sounds like they are shooting for 2017 for prouduciton.

The Outback Trillium is still being built here in Calgary. They do a lot of repair and modification work too.
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Also there's that FG trailer made in Quebec (IIRC) out of FG panels glued together. I forget the name. I believe it was stated that the FGRV database is difficult to modify because it involves complex website reprogramming. It certainly is way far out of date now, though.
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This site is dedicated to moulded fibreglass trailers, and do not include any of the ones using laminated walls, or we would certainly open up to a horde more makers of trailers.
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Hello friends!

It's been a while since my last post, but I thought some of you may be interested in some recent news related to Nest...

As you probably already know, design, engineering and manufacturing for Nest are now located on the Airstream campus in Jackson Center, Ohio. For the past several months, management has been thoroughly immersed in pre-production — preparing for the assembly next month of the all-new, Nest by Airstream prototypes.

Part of that preparation involves market research to acquire legitimate feedback and measurable data from potential customers. Since news of Nest’s acquisition by Airstream was made public in April, interest has been very high. Thousands of people have gone online and signed up for Nest information and updates. And for 94% of these folks, this was their very first visit to Airstream.com. Thank you!

Of this group we reached out to a select group for their thoughts and feelings about Nest, and to learn about them and their lifestyles. Perhaps you were one of those who participated. (Again, thank you.)

Here are just a few highlights from that survey:
• We received requests for details about Nest from all 50 states in the US, and several from campers living outside the country!
• The top reason folks are attracted to Nest? Its unique styling and compact size — evoking lightness, ease of use and spontaneity.
• The Airstream brand is highly respected due to the product's inherent quality, dependability and value.
• Nest is the perfect option for those that appreciate Airstream’s legacy, but prefer a fresher, modern design sensibility.

And who are these potential Nesters? Boomers and Gen-X’ers that consider themselves well-informed, optimistic — and love camping and other outdoor adventures. They also, by the way, appreciate great design, innovative products, and are often early adopters of technologies that enhance their well-being. In other words, folks just like many of you.

This survey was another opportunity to promote an open dialog between Airstream and the travel trailer community. As has been my history here on FGRV.com, I welcome and encourage your contributions to the conversation. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
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I guess Airstream likes to have expensive product. I recall my 1970 Toyota Crown. Shortly after I bought one, the price almost doubled. When I asked why they said that they wanted to compete with Mercedes.
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Reminds me of an advertisement I saw many years ago when first getting into backpacking. Feathered Friends, a very high quality sleeping bag and down clothing manufacturer ran ads with the following statement:

"We make the world's most expensive sleeping bags, if you find one that costs more, please let us know, we will gladly raise our price."

Worked for them, they are still one of the premium down clothing and sleeping bag manufacturers in the industry.
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Thanks for the updates, Robert. Very much looking forward to checking out the Nest when it is done.
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