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Old 06-03-2009, 02:30 PM   #29
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Alike minds think great, and verse visa.

"I would like to see Airstream really downsize a trailer " Me too!
Hey Bob, thanks for the pictures of the tiny trailer.

I am concerned that the Airstream Marketing guy (that didn't leave his name), may come to have second thoughts about his decision to journey into Forumland. But it is fun to have access to an Airstream ear So,
Welcome , who ever you are. Dave
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:51 PM   #30
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I am concerned that the Airstream Marketing guy (that didn't leave his name), may come to have second thoughts about his decision to journey into Forumland.
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LOL..you might be right...just got this in from the mothership...some folks must have thought the word "Concept" meant to call and order one TODAY!!!!

"It has come to our attention that the meaning of the word “concept” was not fully understood to mean “not in production.” As a result there have been inquiries into the availability of the product and that you might have been caught unawares."


Please Note: The Scout is currently not in production and no date has been announced as to when or if there will be a production model.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:37 PM   #31
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I agree with others, why introduce a new trailer that does not look like an Airstream. Even the Cisita Rv trailer looks more like an Airstream than this. Airstream and aluminum just go together.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:38 PM   #32
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I hope Airstream will reconsider making it. People are downsizing and looking for value. Gas prices are going back up. Smaller tow vehicles might soon be the norm. A smaller sized Scout with lavish styling and materials and a hefty price tag might not be what people are interested it. The Teardrop manufacturers can't build their trailers fast enough. If I were a trailer manufacturer, I'd be looking at a smaller design that could be towed behind a small car, motorcycle or trike. There are alot of those little trailers on the road now. Big RVs are sitting on the sales lot and their companies are bankrupt and out of business.

Airstream is moving in the right direction investigating smaller trailers. I just don't think they are all the way there yet.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #33
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:20 PM   #34
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My buddy just bought this cute little Shasta. She's an 09'. This unit features electric only with no gas appliances. He seems to love it.
I toured one of these at the '09 RV show in Atlanta. It was nice, well designed, and seemed well made, but even with its retro styling, it was not an Airstream.
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When I saw the photos and information about the Scout on AirForums several months ago, http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224...ype-48205.html, I commented how similar it is to Thor's TAB. This has a few more bells and whistles, but very similar indeed.

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Old 06-03-2009, 07:11 PM   #36
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The Safari Condo Alto from Quebec is a very innovative concept with a top quality build. http://www.safaricondo.com/alto/indexeng.php

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:39 PM   #37
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I chuckled to myself when I looked at the picture and read the press release: why does the future look so much like the distant past?

This is the type of trailer ("stick and tin") that Wally left behind when he brought out his now-famous shape in trailers, isn't it?

Sorry, unless there's a lot I missing, I just don't get it.

I'm with you on this, seems like a step backwards to me.
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Sometimes a step backwards? as a concept vehical can appear to be, allows one to reevaluate a product to plot a course forward. It appears AS has accomplished its goal for feedback from the masses. Interesting, using an apparently old design to get feedback on new ideas! jim
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Sometimes a step backwards? as a concept vehical can appear to be, allows one to reevaluate a product to plot a course forward. It appears AS has accomplished its goal for feedback from the masses. Interesting, using an apparently old design to get feedback on new ideas! jim
Airstream is doing a couple of things really REALLY right with the Scout prototype... first is that it's a prototype. It was built to explore what they can do. It is apparently aimed not at the "silver bullet" market that most of us here live in, but more at the new "canned ham/teardrop" market that a few posts have alluded to in this thread so far. I'd guess that their feedback would be very different and undoubtedly overwhelmingly positive if their marketing department had posted this on one of the sites aimed at that style of trailer.

Second, they're actually using the prototype to gain consumer feedback here and find out where their target audience for buyers would most likely lie. Their attempts to market the Basecamp, and all of their more traditional RV-market offerings have been to increase market share in the larger RV market, not merely to throw new products at their existing silver-bullet base with the expectation that we'll all rush in to buy their new stuff that is obviously not their traditional Airstream fare... remember that the painted Argosy line was widely panned by silver traditionalists for many years as being "non-Airstream" too. Each design has a market... the market for this trailer just may not be the traditional "silver bullet" buyer... but that doesn't make the feedback from them any less valuable.

I think that the feedback here so far will prove valuable for them to continue to evaluate if they want to go into production with the Scout, and if so, how best to market it and to what audience to market it.

Again, Kudos to the mothership for putting this out to our members here for feedback!

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I think some of the new design features can and will be used in a more traditional AS design. What you see on the outside can sometimes hide what a mfg is really interested in getting feedback about. jim
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I can't find the picture, but..........

There is yet another company that manufactured a luxurious aluminum canned ham. ( Star ....something )
People aren't buying nessesities like cars and winter coats, even if they still have their jobs. Our great country will bounce back, perhap less reliant on petrolium, perhaps with much better batteries. The Scout, which I will call the Holiday, might be a perfect medium for a trailer with an entire roof made out of solar panels. Maybe a built in telescopic mounting pole for a wind turbine. While I am on a roll. How about an exterior propane line for an outside grill, with a quick release connector. Those are just MY visions of the future, as I only boondock. Notice, that was one of the questions on the Airstream survey. ( Do you dry camp or go to campgrounds ? )
I believe the Basecamp was an attempt to tap into the younger market, ( age was another question on the survey) who don't have much money, and who don't mind sleeping in the back of a truck, or in a tent.
Is Airstream Marketing guy ( who didn't leave his name ) thinking about today, or the future? If he is thinking about today, I might suggest manufacturing an Airstream greenhouse, as my people are staying home more ( how often do you camp was another question on the survey) and growing their own food. Look at the jump in seed sales.
I wonder if the Airstream Marketing guy ( who didn't leave his name )
is rolling his eyes, over my naivete'. On the other hand, he may want a mandolin playing consultant. By the way, I will require my own campsite at the Ohio plant. Dave
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My response to your comments about the "Airstream Marketing guy ( who didn't leave his name )"

To quote number 2 "That would be telling."
(You get a +1 Internet if you know where this quote came from)


Love the speculation. It seems a bit conspiracy theory-ish, what I mean is you're reading way too much into it.

To set the record straight:

We literally are gathering info to gauge the interest level of the Scout and only the Scout.
Anything else is incidental.

Your insights though are very helpful! We appreciate your candor and hope that all things can be considered fully but as many of you know not everything can be or will be implemented for whatever reason (practicality, for instance). Just the same keep the info coming!

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