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Old 05-30-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
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Brit's view of the Nest...

Here is a Brit's view of the Nest (he didn't bring his dog Dougal along )

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Old 05-31-2018, 10:42 PM   #2
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Interesting perspective, as he is unaccustomed to U.S. "Caravans". He's not from these parts, is he? He barely speaks english. Also interesting is that he actually lived in it several days. ☺
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I love seeing a Brit's perspective on one of our "caravans". I'd also love to see some videos of European caravans and how Europeans camp. I've been tent camping all over Europe and camping in a campervan in New Zealand. While I've seen a variety of foreign (to me) caravans, I've seen the insides of few.
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BTW, I love UK videos that test drive automobiles towing caravans. Here's one I viewed before purchasing our new Mazda CX-5. Enjoy!



Note: Keep this video on and see the video that follows. I don't understand his language, but it's great fun to watch and listen!
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Interesting perspective, as he is unaccustomed to U.S. "Caravans". He's not from these parts, is he? He barely speaks english. Also interesting is that he actually lived in it several days. ☺
Andrew Ditton, the author of the video, is from the UK. He has produced many interesting RVing videos mostly in the UK, but also in continental Europe and in the US.
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Interesting comment that Airstream has no plans to import the Nest to Europe, one would think that market would embrace the smaller FG unit.
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I agree with your comment, Jim. I would guess that its way too soon for Airstream to decide whether they will export the Nest. Exporting to the Europe would require some design changes, overseas certifications, and more production capability.
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Yes some changes would be needed but not to the layout. Being a rear door would work as well in UK as in US
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Adrian, I agree. Its my understanding that Airstreams are currently exported to the UK (possibly continental Europe as well).

Its also my understanding that the company had to develop and produce a completely different trailer undercarriage and hitch for the UK version, but the body is the same as the American body. And the campsite connection hardware is different.
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No plans to export? They probably have their hands full with the rollout of the Nest domestically and establishing a domestic foothold. Not simple at over $45k. Down the road? ...Plans change.
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There is one Escape 5 (classic single axle 5th wheel) in the Netherlands that the owner had shipped over when brand new. Escape forum has the thread about how it needed modifications to be street legal in Europe. Needed a European hitch design and a different braking system (I believe the axle had to be changed out as well.) Also needed a different electrical setup as the plug-in connector didn't meet Euro standards.


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Good grief. A full minute and a half of the Nest video is the author flying to the US ( including video of a dog, filling a water bottle, walking down the aisle ). I gave up when he finally mentioned that he was now going to take a connecting flight and would be looking at the Nest.
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Good grief. A full minute and a half of the Nest video is the author flying to the US ( including video of a dog, filling a water bottle, walking down the aisle ). I gave up when he finally mentioned that he was now going to take a connecting flight and would be looking at the Nest.
Glenn. I would encourage you to try again and finish the video. Remember, it has a Brits perspective and toward the end he gives the purpose of the trip and video. Some of the road signs I recognized (local Ohio roads to me) and found the video interesting even tho I have no interest in the purchase of a Nest. You even missed his "small" rental car joke.
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I enjoyed the video including the flight section. Just gives a different perspective on traveling.
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