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Old 09-08-2016, 03:37 PM   #29
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Next question is will sell enough to justify continued production? Apparently the original version did not.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #30
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Hearing no deliveries of the new model till spring.
Where did you hear that?
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I like that they are using the vintage Torpedo look

The new Basecamp gave up the ability to fit a motorcycle. Meh….Big hogs were kinda too big for the old Basecamp anyway.

The bathroom is a huge improvement

The tent attachment on the old Basecamp was a nice feature.

It's light, but only a couple of hundred pounds lighter than my 20' Argosy.

Like all Airstreams, too expensive.

Also….it's too expensive

And it costs a lot.
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Price and size wise seems it will be direct competition for their new Nest. In my opinion the Nest might actually be a better trailer for many people.
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The new Basecamp gave up the ability to fit a motorcycle. Meh….Big hogs were kinda too big for the old Basecamp anyway.

The bathroom is a huge improvement

The tent attachment on the old Basecamp was a nice feature.

It's light, but only a couple of hundred pounds lighter than my 20' Argosy.

Like all Airstreams, too expensive.

Also….it's too expensive

And it costs a lot.
It is not a Harley hauler but it would have been nice to have the option of loading an dirt/adventure motorcycle inside. I have been waiting for the new Basecamp model to arrive and was planning on purchasing one to tow to rallies and events etc... the girlfriend doesn't ride so towing the trailer and being able to load the bike was important. She also doesn’t go to all of the events so the Basecamp size made for a perfect solo or couple toy hauler for me.

It is definitely a better version of the original, I just wish they had kept the ability to load a motorcycle in it or at least offer a floor plan, rear door option to load motorized vehicles or just a option for a toy hauler deck
It looks like I need to start looking for another option (VMI Off-road??) I’m bummed, I had high hopes for next season.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:52 PM   #34
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For you who so quickly say the new Basecamp is better than the original, here is a semi-rhetorical question from someone who owns one. Which is "better":

> a 1962 Ferrari GTO, or a 2011 GTO ?
> a 1966 Ford GT, or a 2006, or a new 2016 ?
> a 1968 16' Bambi, or a new 16' Sport ?

Different: Yes. More amenities: Yes. Less primitive: Yes. But the same can be said of all the older ones above. Which is better: to each his own.
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I'm really liking this new design. I think they may have sacrificed some versatility with the rear door, but overall I think BaseCamp 2.0 is a home run.

I think it will be very appealing for their target market.
Just curious as to who is the target market for this product?

And also, what is the MSRP?
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Price and size wise seems it will be direct competition for their new Nest. In my opinion the Nest might actually be a better trailer for many people.
My first impression of this went the other way. If people go for this, I don't see as much reason for the *Nest* to exist.

All the shiny Au is certainly more in keeping with the brand.
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Just curious as to who is the target market for this product?

I am guessing first time buyers in their 30s without kids who lead active lifestyles and have a good amount of disposable income to invest in their outdoor pursuits / lifestyles.... This is a less intimidating trailer to tug around with a smaller vehicle and is a great first stepping stone to get into the rv world...

It looks cool, it's simple, it's easy to tow, easy to manage, enables you to tug along extra gear for your adventures .... and allows one to move up from sleeping on the ground in a tent whilst it's raining

(not that there is anything wrong with tent camping, both tent camping and RVs have their +/-'s)

I think it fills a gap in the product line - hope it sells well, I like the concept!
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My first impression of this went the other way. If people go for this, I don't see as much reason for the *Nest* to exist.

All the shiny Au is certainly more in keeping with the brand.
Where's the gold? It looks like aluminum to me.
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Just curious as to who is the target market for this product?



And also, what is the MSRP?

$34,900.


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For you who so quickly say the new Basecamp is better than the original, here is a semi-rhetorical question from someone who owns one. Which is "better":

> a 1962 Ferrari GTO, or a 2011 GTO ?
> a 1966 Ford GT, or a 2006, or a new 2016 ?
> a 1968 16' Bambi, or a new 16' Sport ?

Different: Yes. More amenities: Yes. Less primitive: Yes. But the same can be said of all the older ones above. Which is better: to each his own.
If I were looking for a vehicle to sell, I'd prefer to be given a '62 GTO or a '66 GT350. If I were looking for a vehicle to drive more than once every month or two (with the option to park it in public without fear!), I'd choose a GTC4 Lusso or a GT350. It's not quite the right comparison, since you can surely use your original Basecamp for its original intended use without serious risk, unlike the 8-figure 250 GTO.

The original Basecamp was what really whetted my appetite for an Airstream. I imagined I could tow it with a vehicle I didn't totally hate driving, and it was in a price range that was affordable to me at the time. Other things in our lives delayed the start of our Airstream adventure for several years, and by then used Basecamps were hard to find and still cost what they did new... I ended up with the '75 Argosy. I've been thinking of getting a small, easy-towing "solo trailer" to go with the 28' project when it's done and I can sell the 24' Argosy. The new Basecamp seems like a good candidate on first glance. A shower on board and similar total tank capacity to my '75 seems like a big step forward.
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Love it! When we saw the original Basecamp at our local dealer back in 2008, it was lacking -- we really needed a furnace. It wasn't a step up from our boler trailer, just shinier. Then, we saw the 23D in the showroom and bought it. Now, this Basecamp speaks to me! It has the features we wanted originally. Can't wait to see one in person.
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New Basecamp from AS

Received this from AS NW dealer yesterday...
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