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Old 09-13-2016, 02:25 PM   #911
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Believe it or not, but my 'millennial' son is the one that got the family into Airstreaming.


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Old 09-13-2016, 08:45 PM   #912
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What is the price tag?
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:51 PM   #913
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What is the price tag?
I read somewhere that the new Basecamp lists at around $35K.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:11 PM   #914
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The new Basecamp is being actively discussed in this newer thread FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f404...ng-156584.html

Post #39 has the first mention of price I believe.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:51 AM   #915
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Loaded as the first ones will be with every option they are crowding the $40,000 mark. Forget the home garage at 8' 6.25" tall with the air conditioner.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:57 AM   #916
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I'm also waiting for the "less expensive" part.

You can buy a much nicer, better built camper, in many sizes and weights than the new Airstream stuff mentioned in this thread.

No offence to the Airstream fanatics out there (people like ME, in other words). But I'm waiting for something my kids can afford. Young families with a couple of kids that can't afford a second mortgage just to go camping.

So, let's see "less expensive", please...........

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Old 09-14-2016, 09:03 AM   #917
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I doubt the company is concerned with those who can't afford Airstreams. They keep raising prices without much in the way of improvements. The only good thing about that is when it is time to sell ours, it will be worth more.

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Old 09-14-2016, 12:33 PM   #918
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I agree. I was also expecting something totally new, not a ten year old trailer that has a new interior. I'm not saying that the New Base Camp is not a good idea. It is. With all the hype, I was excited about seeing something revolutionary. This is a little disappointing, to say the least.

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Was it Airstream's hype or participants' hype on AirForums?

I'd like to read that quality control on Airstream models and components has improved. This might help to justify the prices.
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:15 PM   #919
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I'm thinking the less expensive Airstream is the nest that won't come out 'till next year.
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:55 PM   #920
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I'm thinking the less expensive Airstream is the nest that won't come out 'till next year.
2017 Sport: starting at $44,900

New Basecamp: starting at $34,900

That is less expensive. We'll see how the Nest is priced.
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I heard the nest was starting at $45-48k, but we'll see. Sadly, in an interiew with the nest desgiern/owner (before the acquisition), he said he was shooting for $35k. That's more like it.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:24 PM   #922
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Just as a reminder to all, there is also a Nest thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...an-150136.html
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:16 PM   #923
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I doubt the company is concerned with those who can't afford Airstreams. They keep raising prices without much in the way of improvements. The only good thing about that is when it is time to sell ours, it will be worth more.

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Improvements came to an end with the disc brake experiment of the 1970s (that tied up the tech that the other premium trailer companies couldn't develop it either).

None adapted aluminum honeycomb floors. I think only Streamline had aluminum cabinetry. Along with Avion they had spray-in insulation.

This brand has become too heavy. Not justified by what is on offer.

I really can't see the complaint about price of new, though. These trailers were never cheap. But as they can last about forever (my folks had theirs 27-years), and that there are plenty of good examples for sale at a given time, buying one used is the solution to the price of new.

A&P Trailer Works (Paradise, TX) has a nice list on their website of what to expect in buying at about the 20+ year mark. Noticed Switz was right up the road from me getting yet more solar installed by Paul.

Pay as you go (versus mortgage). Has been working well for plenty of us.

Picked up yet another Coleman AC two weeks ago, hired a 35-yr experienced RV tech to install that and do some plumbing repairs. Not expensive.

Some sweat equity goes a VERY long way.
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Airstream could take a few lessons from these folks. All aluminum and composite construction. Aluminum cabinets and furniture, light weight composite foam cored floor, no wood used and competitive pricing for the masses.

http://www.livinlite.com/products/ca...ers/index.html
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