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Old 08-04-2017, 07:34 AM   #21
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You really can't compare the moulded construction of the Nest with the fiberglass class A motor homes. I had a '94 LY pusher and it suffered from leaky roof seams and delamination. Moulded tub type trailers such as the Boler, Escape, Trillium etc don't have these issues. I have heard of the occasional case where frame corrosion caused the A-frame to break off, generally in older units.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:18 AM   #22
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Not even an AS owner yet, but feel that pain. Have been on a long research timeline 2-3 yrs, to find the trailer that best fits my wife and my expectations. Have been close to selecting an Oliver, Bigfoot or Escape. All quality trailers to my thinking, but tough to find back east.
Am close to being an AS owner and a large part of that decision is based on the members of this board. I don't think it is a $$ thing, since AS come in all age packages and prices, but it appears to be a mindset, or perhaps a shiny aluminum thing...

The fiberglass mold folks are also a good group from my brief experience with them, but different in a way I cannot explain. Perhaps its being tradition minded? Not sure.

If I were part of the Thor mngmt, I would fully endore this decision to add a fiberglass line, quality trailers, less leaks and good price points for the manufacturer.
BUT, I wouldnt brand them as Airstreams. That thought has to be linked to looking to get a huge margin based on the goodwill in the name, but it will also detract from the name, by changing the ownership profile. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:31 AM   #23
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The challenge will be for airstream to differentiate itself from others producing similar trailers like Scamp cuz I'm sure the AS price will be 2x.
It will say "Airstream" on it!
2X? No, 4X!

I guess they noticed the Oliver, which IMO could be a hit if they made it wider inside. Also, the Scamp, Casita, and others have a place. And fiberglass doesn't leak, but it does get gelcoat crazing and fades terribly in the sun.

Will Harley start making scooters? After DaVinci did the Mona Lisa, he didn't move into velvet Elvis's to try and fill every niche..
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:41 AM   #24
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It will say "Airstream" on it!
2X? No, 4X!

I guess they noticed the Oliver, which IMO could be a hit if they made it wider inside. Also, the Scamp, Casita, and others have a place. And fiberglass doesn't leak, but it does get gelcoat crazing and fades terribly in the sun.

Will Harley start making scooters? After DaVinci did the Mona Lisa, he didn't move into velvet Elvis's to try and fill every niche..
Harley Davidson has already made scooters. This one sold at Barrett-Jackson. The photo is of a different instance of a Topper.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:51 PM   #25
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I'll be honest - if AS did a molded fiberglass version of their aluminum trailers (like my 27FB Cloud) I'd still buy it. Not sure what would work from the "semi-monocoque" construction perspective - perhaps a carbon fiber shell? No matter - I love my trailer

The nest looks cool but isn't my thing.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:42 PM   #26
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Harley Davidson has already made scooters...Topper.
Holy Smoke!
I remember when I was 14 I wanted a Cushman so bad...
Last time I did Daytona Bike week, I discovered they're in again. $3500 for a restored one.
I did ride a HD bike years ago, a 250cc, single cylinder motorcycle. It was cool!
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I think Wally would like the Nest. He was an innovator and liked quality.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:42 PM   #28
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I think Wally would like the Nest. He was an innovator and liked quality.
ďLetís not make changes, letís make only improvements." -Wally Byam

Changes are innovation.
Improvements are refinement.

I don't think Wally would approve.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:53 PM   #29
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I haven't been to the factory in a few years. Were they building this in the large building where the aluminum bodies are assembled or across the street where they put together the Interstates?

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It was across the street where the Interstates are. Wasn't a production unit either.
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Say it ain't so....Airstream Nest!

While at the factory I had a chance to step into one of the first Nest off the line. Itís a far departure from the ideology of aluminum airfoil. The Nest is some alien counterpart to what I think of as in AirStream. It frankly reminded me of a glossy suppository. It felt stubbed and Ikeaísh with an in your face youthful boldness.
Unlike the Basecamps masculinity, the Nest is androgynous and will find its home in the younger genset. AS got it right for its intended market. Those of us who are blooming boomers can find a more refined comfort in our metal armor.

Iím curious what others think of this new family member.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:47 AM   #32
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Saw one at the LA dealership. I really like how the dinette hugs the wall, similar to the new Globetrotter. I think it will definitely appeal to the Casita/Fiberglass Trailer crowd...but for me personally too much white..like a hospital/sanitarium..
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:18 AM   #33
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Harley Davidson has already made scooters. This one sold at Barrett-Jackson. The photo is of a different instance of a Topper.
They also made Golf carts. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-other/l...ationFlag=true
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Plus HD made some real junk in the AMF years.
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Hey I worked on those for three years at a golf course. I could rebuild three engines at a time assembly line style. Wait is that a positive statement? Oh well.

And from that same concept they also made three wheeled trucksters for golf courses.

Trivia. On the golf carts, they didnít have a reverse gear but they did go backwards. The engine was stopped and restarted, BACKWARDS!!! Yup, maybe thatís why I did three at a time.

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Thanks for the heads up, and welcome to the forum, Joannadannna!

FYI there is a more current Nest thread here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...am-169700.html

Would love to see one in person.

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f290...ah-180053.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...an-150136.html
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Just saw this video on YouTube.

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I'd be curious how the Nest stacks up with an Oliver or a Casita, or a Scamp.
Especially, value vs. price.
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Curious what the MSRP is for the Nest. Have prices been published?
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