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Old 12-01-2014, 07:59 PM   #267
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Hello Kevin,

Yes, double insulated windows will be available as an option. As for heat, we're featuring the Alde Compact 3010. This provides both cabin heat and hot water. Very popular in Europe and recently available in North America. Now standard equipment on the T@B, the crazy cool Bowlus Road Chief, and others.

And solar panels will be integral to our package!
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:54 PM   #268
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Scamp has sold "blank slates" in the past... even without windows! I don't know if they still do. The blank slates came with the egress hatch, closet across from the door and extra sport around the door area. That's it.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:25 PM   #269
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given all the different opinions expressed here about what should and shouldn't be IN the trailer....you might think about maybe offering a bare bones model....kinda like a house sold at "lock-up" stage....just doors, windows, roof....obviously our version whould also include exterior cladding....it might be a way of generating some revenue earlier...as well as getting the product "out there" faster
Does Elon Musk sell a "bare bones" TESLA?
(I don't consider his $70K version to be "bare bones")
He started out with a 2 seat open roadster and grew the company from there. Not what I call a huge market segment, but it didn't have to be.

Can you get a "bare bones" OLIVER?
The "Sport" model was introduced after the "Elite" was successful.

The Nest has to be introduced as a complete package, with quality first and foremost. Robert will not compete successfully in the bargain basement; Scamp owns that market segment with their 40 year old design.

Just because I cannot afford a Nest does not mean it will fail. I like everything I have seen so far.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:24 AM   #270
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WOW ! - Just found this thread today, and much enjoyed the several hours of digesting the entire contents. Many Kudos to Robert Johans for leading us through the entire process. I have a new appreciation for the development of a new FG unit. Although, with no previous experience in building (or renos), I've learned loads - Thanx
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:49 PM   #271
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Alde control panel is a further development of older Alde control panels
Alde introduces touch screen heating control panel | RV Daily Report | Breaking RV Industry News and Campground Information
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:13 PM   #272
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I have move all the posts discussing the SMEV products here. Feel free to visit and discuss these products
Let's Discuss SMEV Stoves & Sinks

I would like to remind everyone the purpose of this thread was to follow the build of the Nest Caravan, and the processes along the way. I would like to thank Robert Johans for allowing us to see this trailer develop.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #273
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Lil Snoozy will take a build as far as the customer wants to go. I know because I sent them plans requesting one and was quoted accordingly. Could save thousands for someone like me who has the skills and experience to complete the interior, not to mention ending up with a camper that is exactly what I want & need for my taste. The exterior is what folks see unless one plans to constantly open their interior for tours. Personally I like my privacy. Just saying....
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:14 PM   #274
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Robert: any updates (you are will to share with us) on how the interior is progressing?

Thanks
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #275
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We've been hard at work defining the interior. As you may know we will be featuring laminated "Euro-ply" for our furniture components. Ultimately these will be cut from a CNC machine. We are currently building and shaping templates/patterns for fit. These then will be used for digital plotting before the cutting on actual material begins.

The Alde Compact heating unit arrived on Wednesday. For our application, this system (with digital thermostat control) features about 15 feet of hydronic radiators, each of which will be hidden behind the cabinet components.

The mold for the shower enclosure is well underway. Proprietary hinges for our entry door are being fabricated. Our broad windshield gets installed on Monday. Insulation and interior wall covering is soon to come. In fact, the punch list is still quite long, but we are making big progress.

As you can imagine, we have run into some snags along the way, but we are resolving each issue without too much compromise to either functionality or aesthetics.

Happy holidays, everyone.


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Thanks for the update, Robert. I can only imagine the trial and error, along with plain old head scratching, you must be going through with this prototype. You can't rush perfection.

Hope you are getting lots of family time in over the holidays.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #277
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I've been "away" for a while. Without going through all 20 previous pages, is there a floor plan posted anywhere on here yet? I'm having a hard time visualizing all of the features in place.

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Charlie, spend some time checking out previous pages. Don't make others do the work for you, you'll find it enlightning!

Good for you Robert, so many of us are following this thread!
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Donna D. I started at Page 20 and went all the way back to Page 1... I had been keeping up with all of them until about page 17 anyway. Final result; I still have not found the floor plan which is what I asked for. Now that the interior components are being cut and fit, there must surely be a master floor plan so they know where all these pieces will go. I saw the photographs of the empty tub, some shots that partially show sections of the interior, but nothing to fit it all together. Maybe I missed something, but I bet there is a simple floor plan available somewhere. Maybe I'm being lazy, but that's the way I best visualize the final product as a whole.

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Thanks for the update Robert, and best wishes to you and yours for the holidays.

Frog - Robert pulled the original website, as it sounds like the design, components, and layout are all in flux. That said, you can check out the original vision here:
If It's Hip, It's Here: Good Design For The Great Outdoors: Nest Caravans

Caveat emptor - this is archived content and clearly is subject to change.
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