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Old 04-25-2015, 12:45 AM   #141
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Just hearing about the Nest camper and the design looks incredible! I currently have a UHaul 13' CT and have been searching for a pre-owned Airstream 16 to add to the family, but this just might be a better option. Looking forward to reading back over the posts to find out how this has evolved (especially if there will be bed/dinette configuration options) and following up after models are available.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:43 AM   #142
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They tell you to dump the urine ON THE GROUND. I don't think this a good idea. I could do this with my Thetford which we only use for urine.
Good point. But I will admit that I'm guilty. Whenever I'm out in the woods, I sometimes dump urine directly on the ground........depends on how hydrated I am. Sometimes I do the same in my secluded back yard. So does my dog and the three now tame feral cats who hang around my house. I hadn't been too worried about it because urine is generally sterile and it contains ammonia (NH3), and nitrogen is a major component of fertilizer. Guess I'll have to place signs around the yard telling the squirrels, possums, armadillos, foxes, neighbors' dogs, etc., to stop urinating on my property. Although I wouldn't personally do it, I've even seen dogs urinating in campgrounds where I have camped.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting everyone dump urine on the ground. Compost toilet users can be responsible and dump it into a bucket and then dispose the contents in an appropriate place like a dump station. But I hardly think a little urine (human or otherwise) on the ground is going to destroy the environment or initiate the next pandemic.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:06 AM   #143
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Carl,

I've been reading about composting toilets and sometimes the urine is simply diverted into the ground via a small dry well. Of course I don't want people urinating on my tires however I can tell some local dog does it occasionally.

I've been reading about Australian trailers and apparently dumping gray water in the outback is becoming a no-no. I can't imagine what harm, it would do. I just watched the Australian movie Tracks and am certain the environment could benefit from a little water.
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Norm, I agree. Gray water does not generally pose a health threat and any organic matter (food particles, etc.) will be consumed by naturally occurring bacteria in the ground and/or insects and arthropods. Black water containing human waste is another matter. It can contain species specific pathogens which could cause health concerns. While dumping gray water on the ground in a campground is and should be a no-no because it could attract undesirable critters and give off unpleasant odors if it contains a lot of decomposing organic matter, I too do not see any reason for all the concern in the Australian outback. To paraphrase a common expression, "Does a kangaroo $#|+ in the woods?"


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Mods can we get the toilet posts in the proper toilet thread you created?

Lisa, yes I saw a bed/dinette configuration as an upgrade option in the previous specs they released. I would like to know the cost of this, if you ever find out let us know.
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It's beautiful. It's my favorite of the small fiberglass rvs I've seen so far online. I wish it was possible to see one in person.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:11 PM   #147
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Greetings to you all!

As you may have already heard, Nest Caravans has been acquired by Airstream. We are very excited about seeing our vision brought to the marketplace by the premier manufacturer of travel trailers.

I will be working with Airstream as a consultant, overseeing the production of the Nest in Jackson Center, Ohio.

My sincerest gratitude to all of you have have contributed your comments, critiques and kind words over these past several months.
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Greetings to you all!

As you may have already heard, Nest Caravans has been acquired by Airstream. We are very excited about seeing our vision brought to the marketplace by the premier manufacturer of travel trailers.

I will be working with Airstream as a consultant, overseeing the production of the Nest in Jackson Center, Ohio.

My sincerest gratitude to all of you have have contributed your comments, critiques and kind words over these past several months.
Congrats to you Robert. Proves it and you are world class...Fiberglass Dave
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Congratulations, Robert, and the best of luck with your fine trailer!

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:20 AM   #151
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Congrats on the Nest's acquisition, Robert. I certainly hope it was worth all the efforts you put in to this great trailer. All the best into the future.

Are you still going to be modding old FG trailers?
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:47 AM   #152
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Congratulations Robert!
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:06 AM   #153
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Robert, any ETA on when Airstream will be ready to launch the Nest under their brand? I was kind of hoping to pick one up in Oregon, but I can make Ohio work! Or, maybe they will sell through dealers??? Do you have any left for sale in Or.?
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Sorry, no idea when the "Nest by Airstream" will become available. I'm guessing spring 2107. I will be working with them to get production started at AS headquarters in Ohio. AS's network of dealerships around the country will be handling Nest sales.
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