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Old 01-12-2015, 04:48 PM   #301
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I drive nearly 100% on paved roads but have never had a water or dust leak on the Snoozy's rear door.

The rear door enabled us to easily put two full size bikes in the trailer.


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Old 01-12-2015, 05:10 PM   #302
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This looks like a great trailer. I like the rear door very much as well as modern composite construction. I believe there will be a market for a high end fiberglass trailer built with high spec components instead of the common RV industry junk.

As far as price, I bet I've got nearly $25k in my Snoozy and it's certainly not at the NEST level.


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You may have just invented their new company slogan! "Take your camping to the Nest level". Hope you win something!
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:39 PM   #303
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You may have just invented their new company slogan! "Take your camping to the Nest level". Hope you win something!

That REALLY works, I like it.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:15 PM   #304
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Funny! We just met with our advertising agency yesterday to discuss taglines, etc. I'll pass this idea on.

With so much acute attention to the actual physical build, it's easy to forget about the marketing calendar and promotion necessities that must be ready to roll out at the same time as the actual product.

Current "head scratcher" is determining a name for our first model — that is, one separate from our company name. Or, if one is even necessary... We've learned that finding/creating an interesting, compelling, and appropriate name that hasn't been used on some other product is near impossible.

Anybody got a great idea for a model name? Send me a private note!
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:18 PM   #305
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BTW, about the back entry door and a good seal... Goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway:

No problem. Guaranteed.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:04 PM   #306
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Maybe go with a bird name? Falcon, Tern (long distance traveler), Robin....
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:02 PM   #307
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How about a specific name just for Nest Caravan #001 like, "One (Flew Over the Coocoo's) Nest"? There's at least a triple-entendre there!
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:28 AM   #308
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Robert, An on-line thesaurus lists several synonyms for "nest" that you could consider for naming this first model and then subsequent models such as: den, refuge, haunt, lair, roost, hideaway, burrow, etc. If you want to go with related bird themes, something like "Fledgling" or "FirstFlight" might be fitting for this first model. I think the name "Millennium Falcon" has already been taken. Dale
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:01 AM   #309
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An eagle's nest is called an eyrie. This might be a good name for a trailer from a company using the name nest, but then again you might want to save it for your extra large super deluxe version later(??) Just thinking with my keyboard here...

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Old 01-16-2015, 08:46 AM   #310
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An eagle's nest is called an eyrie.

Spelling has gotten so bad these days thanks to spell-check and auto-correct I'm afraid half the world would think it was haunted!
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:49 AM   #311
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It can also be spelled aerie. I think that has a better feel.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:43 AM   #312
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Also spelled ayrie, but I think aerie is the most common. The one I use anyway.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:09 PM   #313
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We are drilling down into the fine details of assembly, including wiring and plumbing. This 20-gallon fresh water storage tank from Trionic is marine quality, and features wall construction nearly 3/8" thick! Very robust. Custom fittings (including that for PEX) and "deck plate" access for inspection and cleanings as needed in the future.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:26 PM   #314
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Our proprietary steel undercarriage components — towing deltas and axle brackets — returned from powder-coating looking great. Both bolt directly through the reinforced lower shell body. The torsion axle bolts through the axle brackets.

BTW, as you may know, the torsion axle tube is not powder-coated because the inner rubber cannot withstand the heat required for PC curing. Nevertheless, we still made the axle tube look pretty — primed and painted to match.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:28 PM   #315
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They look like aluminum, nice job.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #316
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Wow, that's one thick tank.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:16 PM   #317
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Having the ability to stick a fist, hand or arm down into a freshwater tank to clean it is GREAT!
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:28 PM   #318
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Having the ability to stick a fist, hand or arm down into a freshwater tank to clean it is GREAT!
I agree!
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:52 PM   #319
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Smile A possible headlight solution

When I had my 1991 Plymouth Laser with the pop-up headlights, I was worried about stone damage. What I did was cut two clear 2 liter pop bottles and they fit nicely over the headlights. I just used the center cylindrical section of the bottles.

Oops. I was answering Post 300 and didn't notice how the thread had progressed from there. My bad.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:52 PM   #320
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Regarding names, if Lil Snoozy can sell trailers then names surely don't matter.


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