Airstream Nest - Fiberglass RV


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-13-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 7,727
Registry
Airstream Nest

WOW! Every other fiberglass trailer on the market just got CHEAP!!!
I got a survey from Airstream today in which they stated that entry price will start at $40,000!!
floyd is online now  
Old 07-13-2016, 03:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Hunter compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 778
Registry
They're crazy if that's so.
Bruce Thomas is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 9,260
Registry
I really can't see the Nest flying at that price point...
Jon in AZ is online now  
Old 07-13-2016, 04:00 PM   #4
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,767
I think they were around $30k from the Egg Plant folks. I saw a Base Camp the other day. They weren't cheap either.
Raz is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 04:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Jack Walter's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: Eriba - Ex Escape, Eriba, U-Haul, Boler owner
Georgia
Posts: 199
I told them in the survey that $40K was way too much for a 16' trailer - even $30K is way more than I would consider spending on something like that. Its a nice trailer but I don't see more than $25K there even if it is an "Airstream".
Jack Walter is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 04:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Hunter compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 778
Registry
They might not need the 50 extra employees they're talking about hiring to handle the new segment. Short careers if it's 40k.
Imagine how rare the 3 that sell will be though!
Bruce Thomas is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 04:42 PM   #7
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Thomas View Post
They might not need the 50 extra employees they're talking about hiring to handle the new segment. Short careers if it's 40k.
Imagine how rare the 3 that sell will be though!
Rarer than the Base Camp
Raz is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 05:39 PM   #8
Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Casita
Georgia
Posts: 43
Isn't that about the price of Olivers? (Not trying to start a fight, just an honest question.)
__________________
flowman, aka Steve Hilliard
glass art blog: https://steveghilliard.com
flowman is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 06:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 7,727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by flowman View Post
Isn't that about the price of Olivers? (Not trying to start a fight, just an honest question.)
Olivers are about 5 grand more to start, but the Nest is a lot less trailer.
floyd is online now  
Old 07-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 2,915
Airstream is not marketing to us, they are marketing to the members of Gen X who have to prove something to themselves and others. Being able to afford something expensive is proving something If you have not yet noticed it an Airstream is what they think is pretty cool to own. My son bought one, my friend's son got a Spartan, etc.

Disclaimer I am not saying that all members of Gen X have that value system. Just saying that it is the age group who have the highest earning power. The young don't and the seniors don't, its those middle aged folks who have it.

Never underestimate the buying power of a rapidly approaching mid life crisis or the very savvy merchants who are ready to cash in on it.
k corbin is offline  
Old 07-13-2016, 07:39 PM   #11
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 5,799
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by floyd View Post
Olivers are about 5 grand more to start, but the Nest is a lot less trailer.
The nest looks way nicer, and is more effectively laid out, in my opinion. Both have nice finishes.

$40k seems like a bit much, but I would not be surprised if Airstream finds a market niche for the Nest. Time will tell.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now  
Old 07-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 7,727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
The nest looks way nicer, and is more effectively laid out, in my opinion. Both have nice finishes.

$40k seems like a bit much, but I would not be surprised if Airstream finds a market niche for the Nest. Time will tell.
Still it is a lot more like a glorified "Lil'Snoozy" than it is like an Oliver.
Shear size and weight alone shows that, then look at the Oliver sub-floor design. I'm not a big Oliver fan but I can sure see the difference .
floyd is online now  
Old 07-13-2016, 08:32 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 7,727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by k corbin View Post
If you have not yet noticed it an Airstream is what they think is pretty cool to own.
Another point is real selling price, since they will sell through dealers.

We looked a new Bambi16 CCD when we bought our Scamp.
The list was $43,000, we were at $27,000 before we decided against it. The Scamp was at the same price from the first phone conversation to the delivery.
floyd is online now  
Old 07-13-2016, 10:40 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
FRED SMAILES's Avatar
 
Name: Fred
Trailer: 13 ft Boler
Kootenay's of BC
Posts: 935
Registry
Comparing a Scamp or tricked out Boler to a Nest is like comparing a stock car to an F1 car, Both go 200 mph but the technology in the F1 is WAY more advanced.
And, an F1 car is a tad more money,,,
FRED SMAILES is offline  
Old 07-14-2016, 01:15 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Washington
Posts: 2,208
Registry
Talking Airstream Sport

starting at $44,900
Exterior Length 16' 4"
Exterior Width 8'
Interior Width 7' 7"
Exterior Height w/ A/C 9' 3"
Interior Height w/ A/C 6' 4.5"
Hitch Weight (w/ LP & Batteries) (lbs.) 350
Unit Base Weight (w/ LP & Batteries) (lbs.) 2,860
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs.) 3,500 Net Carrying Capacity (NCC=GVWR-UBW) (lbs.) 640
Fresh Water Tank (gal.) 23
Gray Water Tank (gal.) N/A
Black Water Tank (gal.) N/A
Combination Black & Gray Tank (gal.) 21
Electric/LP Water Heater (Continuous Production) 6 30 AMP Service Single A/C w/ Heat Pump (BTU) 11,000
Ducted Furnace (BTU) 12,000
LPG (2 - 20 lb. Steel Tanks) w/ Auto 2-Stage Regulator 40
Deep Cycle Battery (Lead Acid) Group 24 w/ Converter 1
Sleeping Capacity 1-4
__________________
A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H is offline  
Old 07-14-2016, 05:42 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
charlsara's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie
Trailer: 2014 Lil Snoozy
North Carolina
Posts: 695
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by floyd View Post
Still it is a lot more like a glorified "Lil'Snoozy" than it is like an Oliver.
Shear size and weight alone shows that, then look at the Oliver sub-floor design. I'm not a big Oliver fan but I can sure see the difference .

Thank you Floyd. I have thought all along that is a nicely done but poor copy of the Snoozy. You can buy a fully optioned Snoozy for around 24 K.
charlsara is offline  
Old 07-14-2016, 06:00 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: Cathy
Trailer: In the Market
Kansas
Posts: 903
This info came in my email this morning: Airstream Unveils NEST Details Via Survey | The Small Trailer Enthusiast

I looked it up here at the website and in 2013, they were going for $30,000 which was still higher than I would pay. They are a sharp looking little trailer but, frankly, Airstream doesn't have the best reputation anymore since they were purchased by Thor many years ago. I belonged to the Airstream forum a few years back and the advice was to buy an older used one, pre-Thor, but that is really old too!

I do wonder if they will have an introductory price as some manufacturers do that to get some on the road, or if the $40,000 is to be the intro price. No one really knows what the performance will be of the product at this point either.

There are some people to whom $40,000 for a "toy" to show off isn't that much money, but I do not fall into that group. Being thrifty, I would spend less on the trailer and more on the travel.
Cathy P. is offline  
Old 07-14-2016, 07:14 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 25,154
The only thing I see in common the Nest has to the Snoozy is a back door. Not shape, not components, fabrics or build quality. For those items, Nest is closer to the Oliver. Robert put a lot of thought into each and every facet wanting quality over price. Everything from a marine-grade, stainless-steel dual-burner cooktop to LED lighting system with dimmer switches.


I truly hope Airstream is very successful with Nest. Quality built all-molded-towables cause all the manufacturers to up their game and that's good for all of us.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now  
Old 07-14-2016, 07:34 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Carol and Mike's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Oliver Elite II
Boerne, Texas
Posts: 212
I also hope the Nest is successful. Competition is a good thing.

Our decision to go with Oliver was due to quality, features, company support and re-sale. It is pricey but not "Airstream" showy. Very few people are even familiar with the brand much less the price.

I suspect the future of Nest will depend on what folks get for their dollar. It doesn't have the Airstream flash either, so price vs quality/features will be important.
__________________
2016 Oliver Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram Rebel 1500 5.7L
Carol and Mike is offline  
Old 07-14-2016, 07:37 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,071
Registry
My daughter sells RV's and I'll be interested to see what these will actually leave the lot for. I'm addition, I wonder how Thor will compare to customers the virtue of all FG to their traditional aluminum skin 16 or so footers. Just curious about that. Perhaps that inner company competition to have a smaller trailer with either shell will boost sales for both.



Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
CampyTime is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bird nest under AC cover??? Kip in Ga. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 03-24-2011 07:38 AM
An Egg comes home to nest... Matthew Lyon General Chat 12 12-11-2006 08:20 PM
Watch Live Eagle on Nest Patrick M. General Chat 13 04-13-2006 04:10 PM
New nest for Origami Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 17 10-15-2002 09:01 AM

» Trailer Showcase

Bubbles

Dawnette

TBD

Andi
» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.