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Old 02-14-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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Airstream Scout Prototype

While looking through the latest edition of Trailer Life, I saw an item on a new Airstream prototype called the Scout. It really looks neat. I would like to see it produced.

Here's a link to take a look, Airstream Scout prototype - a set on Flickr

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That must be a very small wet bath - I do like the overall design.

Hummmm, it's an Airstream but does it qualify for the WBCCI......

OK, flame on........

Looks like a very easy tow for a smallish tow vehicle.

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Cute, and it looks like they are going after the nostalgia market. However, one would think Airstream would have selected a more aerodynamic profile.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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I think that some of the very early kit-built Airstreams were of this "canned ham" designed.
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And the Byam Holiday from the mid 50s

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The Scout would fit right into 1955. The dinette table comes right out of my parents' dinette. The seats look like they have plastic covers. I guess the market for these would be 65-75 year olds. I'm one of those and I wouldn't buy it.

Personally I think the more Art Deco styling is the way to go.

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i wounder if there going to use this as an entry level A/S?
something that's not 25k plus?
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Cool Hmmm? I wonder

Do you think the folks at WBCCI will let owners of the Scout into the "cult"? Just a thought.
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Retro! Some of the details are nice, but overall, I would prefer a true Airstream of the 50's or 60's, or a Bigfoot 17.5!
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In that picture you can't tell if it coming or going, why did the place the propane tanks in the back and how do those steps fold up?

I like it.
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While looking through the latest edition of Trailer Life, I saw an item on a new Airstream prototype called the Scout. It really looks neat. I would like to see it produced.

Here's a link to take a look, Airstream Scout prototype - a set on Flickr

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Interesting design. Not a big fan of a "wet bath" area and prefer a separate shower tub. I do like the modern design and would definitely buy one of these. And...if its manufactured and produced as an AIRSTREAM then it belongs to the Wally Byam club just like all the other modern Airstream trailers.
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In that picture you can't tell if it coming or going, why did the place the propane tanks in the back and how do those steps fold up?

I like it.
Jim.
Look closer..
what you see is the front end of a "regular" Airstream's tongue bunched up behind the Scout..lol
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Interesting departure from the Basecamp. Probably more functional and taps the nostalgia market. Easier to produce and more profitable? Did a price show up anywhere? Looks somewhat like a TAB on steroids.
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