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Forum: General Chat 05-04-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 569
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Posted By Robert Johans
Hi everybody, been a long time... Thought I'd...

Hi everybody, been a long time... Thought I'd take a moment and say hello and provide an update. Many thanks to those that have expressed an appreciation for our intentions, and provided positive...
Forum: General Chat 09-28-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Robert Johans
Hello friends!

It's been a while since my last post, but I thought some of you may be interested in some recent news related to Nest...

As you probably already know, design, engineering and manufacturing for...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
As you may have already heard, Nest Caravans was...

As you may have already heard, Nest Caravans was acquired by Airstream. Perhaps they will address some of the issues brought up here on this thread.

Nevertheless, the impossible challenge for any...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-07-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 47,908
Posted By Robert Johans
Sorry, no idea when the "Nest by Airstream" will...

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...
Forum: General Chat 04-06-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,565
Posted By Robert Johans
The original plan was to offer a select few gel...

The original plan was to offer a select few gel coat color options, as well as tow vehicle color matching with paint.

"Dove" is a very light, warm gray color.

Airstream will likely be bringing...
Forum: General Chat 04-05-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,565
Posted By Robert Johans
Thanks for your comments, Buzzy. Just to be...

Thanks for your comments, Buzzy.

Just to be clear, as the "creator" and lead designer of Nest Caravans, it was always my intention to fabricate our TT from FG. (Mr. Thompson is responsible only...
Forum: General Chat 04-03-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,565
Posted By Robert Johans
Airstream acquires Nest Caravans

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...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-03-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 47,908
Posted By Robert Johans
Greetings to you all! As you may have...

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...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-09-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Robert Johans
1976 Trillium Screens

Folks, looking to replace the screen on the small window above the galley. Can you help?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-09-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,062
Posted By Robert Johans
Folks, looking for a replacement screen for the...

Folks, looking for a replacement screen for the window above the galley in a 1300. Can you help?
Forum: General Chat 06-13-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
The initial rationale for employing the more...

The initial rationale for employing the more modern (and expensive) vacuum-infusion process was to build a better product. The FG-to-resin ratio for infusion is 65% FG/35%resin. Old school chopper...
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Hello Norm, In reply to your specific...

Hello Norm,

In reply to your specific questions:

To reduce a significant amount of production costs, I would have to revert to old school FG — either chopper gun or hand lay-up. In either case,...
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Thanks all for your wonderful feedback....

Thanks all for your wonderful feedback. Unfortunately, with so much spent on R&D, the initial marketing efforts have been admittedly weak. We are working on that now.
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Check out current edition of Gizmag! Nest...

Check out current edition of Gizmag!

Nest Caravan delivers a monocoque-built glamping adventure (https://www.gizmag.com/nest-caravan/37479/)
Forum: General Chat 06-11-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Yep, that $5K is actual manufacturing cost. The...

Yep, that $5K is actual manufacturing cost. The expense comes from the vacuum-infused process. The process required a more complicated mold, is labor intensive, and requires higher cost materials vs...
Forum: General Chat 06-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
So while I'm here, let me post an update: ...

So while I'm here, let me post an update:

Since the completion of our prototype and the launch of our initial and modest PR efforts, we have had lots of interest, but no buyers yet.

By a huge...
Forum: General Chat 06-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Hi Paul, though we're not crazy about the look,...

Hi Paul, though we're not crazy about the look, rooftop AC will be an option.
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
We do offer A/C as an option, if the customer...

We do offer A/C as an option, if the customer requires it. But frankly, we are not happy with how the A/C unit messes with the lines of our design. In other words, we think rooftop A/C units are...
Forum: General Chat 05-14-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Expensive. Yes, admittedly so. But still $10K...

Expensive. Yes, admittedly so. But still $10K less than a comparably-sized Airstream. (The low-end of the market is already well covered.) Our shell manufacturing and construction methodologies are...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-27-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 66,197
Posted By Robert Johans
Ooops! Sorry Keaner... I am now reminded of the...

Ooops! Sorry Keaner... I am now reminded of the paint to which you refer. (I got my projects mixed up!) That was done by the previous owner, and given all of the other body work with this rebuild, I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-27-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 66,197
Posted By Robert Johans
Keaner, Not sure what you're seeing but,...

Keaner,
Not sure what you're seeing but, nope... no paint on the inner fiberglass walls. The old ensolite was scraped clean as well as possible, then contact cement (applied to both insulation and...
Forum: General Chat 04-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
BTW, if any of you are considering actually...

BTW, if any of you are considering actually placing an order for a Nest, and helping me get my new company off the ground, I'd be more than happy to put in whatever kind of toilet you want!


Sent...
Forum: General Chat 04-09-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Thanks to those of you who are not completely...

Thanks to those of you who are not completely "poopoo-ing" the inclusion of the Curve...


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Forum: General Chat 04-09-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,799
Posted By Robert Johans
Folks, again, this porta-potty decision was a...

Folks, again, this porta-potty decision was a design choice based upon a slight majority of opinions at the time of concept. (Made sense at the time. Perhaps the next model will feature different...
Forum: General Chat 04-06-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Sorry Norm, don't understand your comment about...

Sorry Norm, don't understand your comment about the capacity of the black tank. Again, we have no black tank. We do have a 20gal gray tank integrated under the shower.


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Forum: General Chat 04-06-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Actually, in photo #2 of post #451, you can see...

Actually, in photo #2 of post #451, you can see the wet bath enclosure doors just to the right of the green jacket hanging in the rear.


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Forum: General Chat 04-06-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Of course there's a bathroom door! It's just...

Of course there's a bathroom door! It's just folded out of the way in these shots to show the potty.

Yep, we chose not to include a black water tank. Not gonna work for everyone, and we get that....
Forum: General Chat 04-06-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Well, Jim, true that there is no black water...

Well, Jim, true that there is no black water tank, but ours is not a cassette, but rather a Thetford "Curve" porta-potty.
Forum: General Chat 04-05-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
About a microwave option... Yes. We have built in...

About a microwave option... Yes. We have built in a 110VAC receptacle below the refrigerator for this very purpose. The drawers under the fridge get re-positioned and the microwave is inserted just...
Forum: General Chat 04-04-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
That display is the ALDE hydronic heater control...

That display is the ALDE hydronic heater control and thermostat.

"Wings" for both counters have already been designed and built.


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Forum: General Chat 04-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Until we get all of the "proper" photographs...

Until we get all of the "proper" photographs completed, we've uploaded a new temporary landing page to our website.

www.nestcaravans.com (https://www.nestcaravans.com)

Included on this page is a...
Forum: General Chat 04-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Here are a few close-up shots...

Here are a few close-up shots...
Forum: General Chat 04-04-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Took the Nest into the studio for some...

Took the Nest into the studio for some professional photographs of the interior for our marketing and website.
Forum: General Chat 03-26-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
As Ken C. rightfully points out, the area under...

As Ken C. rightfully points out, the area under the 23" deep x 50" wide countertop is space for two folding chairs, which store inside the closet to the right while in transit.
Forum: General Chat 03-25-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Thanks all. Been a very long haul... And now,...

Thanks all. Been a very long haul... And now, very much still to do.

About window coverings: frankly, we're still investigating our options. Our biggest challenge is the sweeping windshield. I'd...
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
And finally...

And finally...
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 04:33 PM
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Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
still more...

still more...
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Again...

Again...
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
More...

More...
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
And for those of you interested in seeing some...

And for those of you interested in seeing some interior shots...
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
We staged the interior a bit to give folks an...

We staged the interior a bit to give folks an idea of what's what.
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
More... (That's Bryan Thompson, the designer...

More...

(That's Bryan Thompson, the designer responsible for the final exterior styling, posing in front of the Nest.)
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Whew! What a day. What a night! We worked on...

Whew! What a day. What a night!

We worked on the interior cabinet components up until 4pm, and the party began at 5! Then a brief storm blew through town and knocked out electricity for about 7000...
Forum: General Chat 03-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Folks, we're scrambling to put the finishing...

Folks, we're scrambling to put the finishing touches on the Nest in preparation for our Launch party on Sunday.

Any FGRV forum members in the area are invited to stop by and take a look in person!...
Forum: General Chat 03-13-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Clayton, panel wire goes through roof via weather...

Clayton, panel wire goes through roof via weather tight fitting.


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Forum: General Chat 03-13-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Finally finishing the prototype. Furniture...

Finally finishing the prototype. Furniture components go in this coming week. Launch party on 3/22!


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Forum: General Chat 03-03-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
All exterior work is now complete, including...

All exterior work is now complete, including solar panel on top.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-23-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 66,197
Posted By Robert Johans
Hello Shannon, Yes, I prefer the...

Hello Shannon,

Yes, I prefer the all-electric NovaKools myself. They work well and require NO big cut-outs through the shell body for venting. As to batteries, I recommend buying the best you can...
Forum: General Chat 02-14-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Should the jack handle get too close, it can...

Should the jack handle get too close, it can indeed be rotated.
Forum: General Chat 02-14-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 104,208
Posted By Robert Johans
Hitched to the Cherokee, its off to the...

Hitched to the Cherokee, its off to the upholstery shop for interior wall covering. (Side windows and wheel flares get installed upon its return to us.)
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