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Old 11-01-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Student Design Project - Airstream WABI

This is the culmination of my design project for my senior year studying Industrial Design. Let me know if you have any feedback or critiques!


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putting the wheels in the center of the trailer would make it difficult to back up. semi-trailers are easier to back up than utility trailers. it's a geometry thing. joe the bus driver.........other than that,great stuff!!!
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Great work all the way around! Good luck on the next chapter of life!

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Very nice presentation. The design prototype is solid for a concept vehicle. It's got more Holiday House "geographic" going on then Airstream.

Good job. You should be able to nail a good position with this work.
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Excellent ideas! I'd trade my current Airstream for that.
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Congratulations, Jordan! You have major talent and are destined for great things. Some company is going to be very fortunate to have you on board.
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I looked at Jason's design of the Airstream; it looks similar to the pictures of what is said to be the new AS motorhome. ??? post
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Hi Jordan,
Wow! Loved reading your project- well developed and thoughtful, including the definition of WABI (one of my questions!), and incorporating the history of Airstream as it moves ahead into the future. I see you are hoping for a position with GM, but Airstream would benefit from your vision as they design the Nest Caravan!! Your design brought the Nest Caravan to mind immediately! Would buy one tomorrow
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Nice job, interesting you took on the Airstream, so steeped in tradition and iconic.
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Very nice. You could design ours for us. You will do well in your endeavors.

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There doesn't appear to be any seating other than the two kitchen chairs.
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Very cool, Jordan. Good work. I shared one of the drawings on my Airstream Facebook page...
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Very sleek design which shows real talent. I have two comments. The first comment is we prefer a tandem axle over a single axle. The second comment is I am not sure if it is safe to have the propane tanks nestled in the body of the airstream. Congratulations and success on your endeavors.
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I also miss a lunge. Where relax in rainy weather or with guests? The design mainly affects the external form and that is ok. The "inner values" needs to be changed for me ... My dream I realize for some time in the development of an Airstream Cruiser 1954. Photos and plan on my side.

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There doesn't appear to be any seating other than the two kitchen chairs.
Myself, I would not buy it for that reason, although the rest of the design is impressive. OP, with tiny houses whether wheeled or un-wheeled, I often find too much space is dedicated to a conventional bed. It's inside-the-box thinking where outside is definitely called for. I personally think that the jack-knife couch concept is underutilized. That's what we have in our AS MH and it's probably our favorite feature because it offers us so much utility. Two facing couches in the day, queen bed at night. Or if only one person wishes to sleep (which is frequently the case), one couch goes down and the other remains upright as a couch so the other person can continue to sit up and read or do computer or whatever. Furthermore the specific couches that were installed in our vehicle are surprisingly comfortable as a converted bed. Ultra-small spaces demand that kind of versatility, but I hardly ever see it. Yet.
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The wheel location in the center reduces the tongue load and therefore invites trailer sway. Safety requires that the center of gravity of the loaded trailer be forward of the axles.
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Great 21st century rendering if a classic design, i like it! The engineering details could easily be worked out.
Great comment on re-imagining the use of sleeping space. I think the challenge is to get a smooth-flat sleeping surface out of a folding one.

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For RV design, I have to take my lazy nature into account. This is why a multi-function sleeping / lounging area is a horrible idea for me. If I have to tear down the bed every morning and reconstruct it every night, pretty soon it's going spend all it's time ready for use and I'm gonna hate it. So, if there's no dedicated sleeping area, I'm not interested. Even tent campers have a dedicated sleeping area. It's called "the tent."
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Rosinante us too.

I spent good money having a nice pretty upholstry job done on the pull out full bed in the Tradewind. But when were using it it just gets made as the bed and we scootch by it during the day.

There's something nice about just getting into bed versus having to make up the bed.

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