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Old 10-27-2013, 07:56 PM   #29
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Rabbit,

The queen-sized bed is 60 x 78". So, if one is taller than 6' 6" it's gonna be tight!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #30
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The Nest is all real quality with hi end appliances and well thought out design. I like the back entry which gives you more room inside. It is a modern Compact Jr and Trails West.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:37 PM   #31
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Using a rear entry is definitely a huge advantage in layout, as it eliminates two corners to work with. Corners in any cabinet type layout or always awkward to make work.

The drawback for me is that most campsites are set up to have the outside living area off the passenger side, and often behind the trailer you are backed up near trees or something.

Like everything in life and moulded fiberglass trailers, there is always a compromise in some way or another.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #32
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There is a niche for just about everything.
Being different is a niche in itself.

I love how sleek it looks and I like the design.

Of course, my pic shows that I am definitely prejudice........LOL

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...cture3955.html
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Robert, are there any of these built yet, and if so are there actual photos of the product?

Are there any thoughts or plans into the future for other models, maybe even a bit bigger one. I know for my wife (me too), a permanent bed, along with a decent sized dinette for two, is desired.

As mentioned above, I am really impressed with how things are sizing up with your trailer, and have a bunch of questions that I will likely fire at you in time, but for now will just let others take their turns.

And wood cabinetry for me is fantastic to hear. I have never been keen on the institutional moulded white look, though I know this is others preference.

You mention that you will build to suit, unlike the other guys. Not sure if you are aware, but Escape trailers has been doing this for a few years now.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #34
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Where is the shower mentioned?
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Robert, I see a lot of your design aesthetic in the Nest. It won't appeal to all comers, but it does offer a cool and new vision of what a fiberglass trailer can be like. Very nice
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For shower, go to interior details, then scroll left and right arrows, then hover your pointer over the shower door icon.

I wonder if this cabinet was left out (circled), if it would allow for a side dinette to be able and sit and face each other. Me and the wife were also wondering about a side dinette.
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Where is the shower mentioned?
If you go to the Nest web page and click on the interior layout you will see the inside plans which have little blue arrows that you can click on - click on the tall door on the drivers side plan and it says "wet bath enclosure with porta potty".

I really luv the look of the Ramblewood stove top! Has move BTU's than my Wedgewood as well.
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Robert, are there any of these built yet, and if so are there actual photos of the product?

Are there any thoughts or plans into the future for other models, maybe even a bit bigger one. I know for my wife (me too), a permanent bed, along with a decent sized dinette for two, is desired.
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As mentioned above, I am really impressed with how things are sizing up with your trailer, and have a bunch of questions that I will likely fire at you in time, but for now will just let others take their turns.

And wood cabinetry for me is fantastic to hear. I have never been keen on the institutional moulded white look, though I know this is others preference.

You mention that you will build to suit, unlike the other guys. Not sure if you are aware, but Escape trailers has been doing this for a few years now.


Hello again, Jim.

Let's see how we make out with this first model before we come out with another!
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Beautiful inside and out! Well designed for a rear entry trailer.
Having owned a few rear entry trailers, I am not a fan of the type, however it does look nice, Maybe because of the large size.
At this price point I'd expect a real toilet ....and where's the shower?
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Robert, while i have moved on to a vintage motor coach (but ... FIBERGLASS BODY!), this, like all of your work, is par excellence. i wish you only great success taking the fiberglass travel trailer to the next level.
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Mr. Johans....when I joined FGRV, I found your posts and EGG renovations. I decided you knew what you were doing! I became your #1 Fan. Last night was like Christmas perusing your new Caravan on your website.

Have to share a story related to the name you chose. We were in Kentucky in a campground parked next to an especially huge RV...the woman, in a very Dolly Parton accent, pointed to our UHaul and asked me, "Huneeeeee, don't ya'll just get Claustraphobic in there??" I replied, in my best adapted Southern accent, "Oh, no, HUN, I just feel like a little chicken in my NEST."

You chose the PERFECT name! Your SC Fan Club
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Hello Glenn,


As to our choice to feature a porta-potty, in fact, this was a decision suggested in a survey by a majority of FG trailer owners on this forum. The simplicity and elegance of the design award-winning "Curve" can't be beat. Whether it appeals to anyone outside our focus group remains to be seen.
Hmmmm, I must have missed out on that poll.
I do remember extensive discussions about permanent loos vs. porta-potties, but cassette toilets were not included in that discussion, simply because I think, few, if any, in the FGRV trailer industry has discovered them yet. But they are pretty much standard in the tent camper and class "B" industry, where everyone loves the convenience of not needing to find a dump site, yet still have a fixed potty inside the unit. And for those that can afford a new, high end, rig, at least for the ladies, a porta-potty is frequently a "eew".

You might ask your focus group if they are aware of the cassette toilet systems.
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