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Old 04-01-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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New fiberglass player.....Airstream!

Airstream Announces ‘Nest Caravans’ Buyout | RV Business

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:29 PM   #2
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My first thought......might be a FG trailer at RV shows now.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:36 PM   #3
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That's a big surprise! The one thing that gives me pause, though, is the fact that this story is dated April 1st... April Fool's Day. I'll wait and see if Nest posts a statement.
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That's a big surprise! The one thing that gives me pause, though, is the fact that this story is dated April 1st... April Fool's Day. I'll wait and see if Nest posts a statement.
I have been informed by Donna D that she personally heard from Robert, the founder of Nest that he will be making a public statement regarding this issue over the weekend. I apparently goofed and stole his thunder.
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April fools? I seem to recall a designer associated with the Airstream Base Camp joining Nest.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:53 AM   #6
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Airstream’s entry into the use of fiberglass in place of aluminum for an RV could have a huge impact in the fiberglass RV community. This could help Airstream owners understand the many advantages to the use of fiberglass. At the same time, it could help fiberglass travel trailer manufacturers understand how "good" design sells product.

When you look carefully at the very long list of options for a Nest Caravan, you realize the base unit lacks many items which we tend to feel are essential. Clearly, a Nest Caravan will not be an inexpensive alternative. As they proudly state in their marketing brochure,


“We believe that Nest‘s aesthetics represent the most luxurious example of form and function in its class. Sorry, we’re not chasing cheap. That’s just how we roll.


I would say many of the high quality fiberglass travel trailers just increased in value as a result of this action by Airstream.


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Old 04-02-2016, 09:31 AM   #7
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Interesting. I had just been wondering what happened to Nest. Now I know!


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It may well NOT be an April's fools post.

A few months ago on the Airstream forum there was talk of Airstream soon introducing a new line of trailers that were an alternative to aluminum and would be smallish. Can not recall how that story started but I seem to think it may have been started by Airstream themselves.

Lots of speculation on the Airstream forum that it was going to be a fibreglass trailer.

If it is Nest then that is very cool. Will be interesting to see what they do with it.
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Yes it will Carol. Whatever they come up with, sure won't be cheap. 😉


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It seems like a perfect match. Airstream trailers are pretty upscale with a price to match. Nest seemed to be going the same route. And yes, the Nest has the same designer but that fact hardly guarantees success. Not enough people bought the Base Camp so the company stopped making them. Hopefully that isn't the same fate awaiting the Nest.
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Apparently, not an April Fool's joke.
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This is not btw the first time Airstream has entered the Fiberglass trailer market. They built one in the 60's that traveled the world but hey did not at the end of the day go through with producing more.
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Yes it will Carol. Whatever they come up with, sure won't be cheap. 😉


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Nope it will not be but neither is an Oliver, Bigfoot, Escape 5.0 TA or even the Nest itself loaded with options for that matter ;-)
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I think it is exciting and will be cool to see what they come up with. Still can't beat the price of my Used Scamp though!


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