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Old 09-02-2019, 01:00 PM   #1
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2020 NEST Premier???

The Airstream page for the 2020 NEST now shows 4 floor plans:
Nest by Airstream 16FB ($ 42,900) and Nest by Airstream 16FB Premier ($45,900)
and
Nest by Airstream 16U ($ 42,900) and Nest by Airstream 16U Premier ($45,900)

https://www.airstream.com/travel-tra...st/floorplans/

In the floor plan images, the Premier floor plans look the same as the 2019 floor plans. And the plain versions have a different seating & table configuration opposite the sink/cook top.

The rest of the info (e.g. the specs and comparisons) seem to be unfinished or just plain wrong. For example, the comparison of the 16U and 16U Premier only differ by the fan (16U ó Fantastic fan and 16U Premier ó Maxxair fan). Really??? A Maxxair fan is worth $3,000 more than a Fantastic fan?

Does anyone know the details about why the Premier versions of the NEST would have an MSRP $3k higher?
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:54 AM   #2
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We purchased our 2020 at the beginning of August but it hadn't been delivered by the factory yet. This "Premier" version caught our dealer totally off guard as both the dealer and us were expecting the cabinet across from the galley. They scrambled to find the new Premier model for us and delivered it to us at the normal price.

The dealer said that the cost of the cabinet was much higher than expected which necessitated the change. I just don't really understand why you'd want a dinette and then more seating across the galley and less storage.

I just looked and we do have the maxx fan. We do not have the Zamp hookup however. If you have any other questions about differences, let me know and I'll go out and look.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:52 AM   #3
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Parzival, thanks for the info on your NEST Premier.

In July we hunted down and purchased the only 2019 NEST 16U in Wingspan White left at dealers within 400 miles. While we were shopping, we had been told that there were going to be changes to the 2020 NEST. But only had vague info on those changes that sounded like downgrades in some pretty minor areas: no cover for the sink, no pillows, no silverware organizer, etc. And some more serious changes like a manual awning. But there was no mention of basic layout changes like the switch from the side cabinet w/ significant storage to extra seating.

My take is that the 2020 NEST Premier is outfitted roughly the same as the 2019 NEST. And the 2020 NEST has been slightly down graded to make the price more attractive.

Happily our 2019 had been discounted. Since we rarely sell anything, owning a 2019 vs a 2020 is no big deal for us. So we bought it rather than wait.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:08 PM   #4
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...The dealer said that the cost of the cabinet was much higher than expected which necessitated the change. I just don't really understand why you'd want a dinette and then more seating across the galley and less storage....
Iím thinking your dealer was just guessing as to the difference in pricing. The 2020 NEST 16FB and NEST 16FB Premier have the same pricing differential as the respective 16U models. And neither 16FB model has a cabinet opposite the sink/stove. There simply must be more to justify a $3,000 premium for both the 16U and 16FB Premier models.

FWIW while we were deciding between the 2019 16FB and 16U, we speculated on why AS didnít offer a version of the 16U with the additional seating instead of a countertop cabinet. The 2020 NEST 16U trades counter & storage space for more flexibility. For example, a couple can leave the dinette converted to a bed and still have seating and some table space for breakfast, etc. Or a couple with a baby or small child can use the side seating as a sleeping area.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:11 AM   #5
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Here is a summary of our first long Nest trip-5 weeks, 3000 miles.
1. The Nest tows like a dream behind ourAudi Q5 Tdi. No weight distribution system.
2. The propane furnace is quick, quiet, and efficient
3. The instant hot water system works as designed.
4. We could dry camp for 3 days before we ran out of water and waste water space.
5. The batteries lasted 4 days until the refrig quit working when dry camping
6. We had lots of folks everywhere we went want to check it out and loved the design
7. Plenty of storage space
8. Outside shower unit is crap. Leaked 3 different places first use. Will look for an upgrade
9. Smoke alarm goes off with every meal preparation. Have to take the battery out and replace later.
10. Door light is ridiculously too bright. Will need to figure how to tone that down.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:26 AM   #6
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Thanks for the update.

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Here is a summary of our first long Nest trip-5 weeks, 3000 miles.

10. Door light is ridiculously too bright. Will need to figure how to tone that down.
If you figure out how to dim those outside lights please be sure to share. Talk about knocking raccoons out of trees.
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