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Old 08-02-2017, 07:02 PM   #1
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Say it ain't so....Airstream Nest!

I am sure it has been posted already...sad day.

https://www.airstream.com/blog/nest-...nt-sneak-peek/
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And your point is?
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:17 PM   #3
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Yes, posted a bunch. Why sad?
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:36 PM   #4
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Yes, posted a bunch. Why sad?
The Icon is no longer.

Maybe a millennial thing.

Sad all the way around.

Wally would be ....
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:53 PM   #5
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The Icon is no longer.

Maybe a millennial thing.

Sad all the way around.

Wally would be ....
Well I ain't a brand enthusiast so I can't speak too much to that but fiberglass trailers have got a rich, long history and Wally is actually parta that history.

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I'd just wait and see. Bigger concern is quality control.
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The addition of a new line of small, light modern fiberglass trailers doesn't threaten bigger aluminum trailers any more than do Sprinter class Bs or big square diesel pushers with an Airstream badge.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:09 PM   #7
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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A long and loud "Amen" for there being light years better quality control for the Nest than what was expended on the new Base Camp.
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Wish they'd make a nice toy hauler
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:52 AM   #10
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I am sure it has been posted already...sad day.

https://www.airstream.com/blog/nest-...nt-sneak-peek/
I really feel your pain even if no one else agrees. They didnt learn anything the first time they went fiberglass. Oh well hope the new saying wont be " Once you go fiberglass you will never go back"
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Airstream needs a product line that EVs can tow.
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Have you ever stayed in a sailboat? Can you say "off gassing".
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Looks like a really nice travel trailer, may really help Airstream in the European market. Well Done
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:13 AM   #14
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Looks like a really nice travel trailer, may really help Airstream in the European market. Well Done
Only if Airstream price match the current European fiberglass caravans.

It will be interesting, as next month the UK business is taken over my Swift Caravan Group (who already make and sell caravans (travel trailers) and motorhomes) and if the Nest were to come over it would be selling directly against their own Basecamp model....which lists at $21K (before discounts).

It's a little different in mainland Europe where business is already very good for the narrow body European versions of the classic bodies, and where the Basecamp is already going through the approval process.

I would say that the Airstream badge is not the selling point here, the classic style is (imho) so I expect there to be very few sales of the Nest unless it sells competitively.
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I saw the partially built prototype at Jackson Center last month. Looks interesting. The fiberglass shell concept always appealed to me: less opportunities for leaks.
It's smart business. You have to appeal to the up and coming generations or die out. 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.
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Have you ever stayed in a sailboat? Can you say "off gassing".
Maybe if they gel coat the interior that would alleviate the out gassing problem? I would think there are ways to deal with it.
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Only if Airstream price match the current European fiberglass caravans.

It will be interesting, as next month the UK business is taken over my Swift Caravan Group (who already make and sell caravans (travel trailers) and motorhomes) and if the Nest were to come over it would be selling directly against their own Basecamp model....which lists at $21K (before discounts).

It's a little different in mainland Europe where business is already very good for the narrow body European versions of the classic bodies, and where the Basecamp is already going through the approval process.

I would say that the Airstream badge is not the selling point here, the classic style is (imho) so I expect there to be very few sales of the Nest unless it sells competitively.


Interesting, I'm not familiar with the market there. I only know that they generally love camping and most trailers are on the smaller side.
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Most are in the 22-28ft range, the big difference is the weight. The top of the range, best equipment, longest (28ft) current Swift model is under 4200lb, so can be pulled by a midi-sized estate (1.9TDI VW Passat is one of the highest rated TV here).

Even among the European spec Airstreams the most common TV seems to be a Land Rover Defender, even the guys doing trips of several thousand miles are using those.
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I saw the partially built prototype at Jackson Center last month. Looks interesting. The fiberglass shell concept always appealed to me: less opportunities for leaks.
It's smart business. You have to appeal to the up and coming generations or die out. 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.
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?

Good point about pricing. It will be interesting to see how much the Airstream brand is worth as there are a number of small lower cost fiberglass trailers such as Scamp and Casita. And then there is the pricier Oliver as well. Thor must view the Airstream name as having substantial value beyond signifying the iconic aluminum because they always could have had a different subsidiary build it. Glad to hear that.
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On the topic of fiberglass. We have a Northern Lite truck camper in addition to our Airstream. I believe it has a significantly higher level of care in its construction. Fewer openings and joints for leaks, and far better quality assurance. Virtually no problems.

I really like my Airstream, but if Northern Lite or Oliver built a 25-27 foot trailer, I would probably buy one. It wouldn't hurt Thor a bit to spend a little time looking at a line of high quality fiberglass trailers.
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