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Old 06-29-2020, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

This weekend my wife and I will head out to pick up our Nest 16U. I think it is one of the last ones in the US. We'll keep you posted along the way as no doubt will make many rookie mistakes. But it's like I always say, I like getting the job done right, but usually it take two tries (if not three).
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:31 AM   #2
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Lug nut size

Quick question for the AS Nest community, can someone let me know the size of the lug nut on the Nest? Is it mm or inches? I plan to bring a torque wrench and want to bring the right socket.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:10 AM   #3
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3/4" according to my info
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:23 AM   #4
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3/4" according to my info
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Perfect, that works out to 19mm socket. Which I have!
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:30 PM   #5
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Hi Everyone,

This weekend my wife and I will head out to pick up our Nest 16U. I think it is one of the last ones in the US. We'll keep you posted along the way as no doubt will make many rookie mistakes. But it's like I always say, I like getting the job done right, but usually it take two tries (if not three).
Did I miss something, did they discontinue the Nest? They are still listed on the website? I know there were a lot of quality control issues at one point. You might want to look at https://olivertraveltrailers.com/ unless you are getting a smoking good deal.
https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/nest/
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:06 PM   #6
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Did I miss something, did they discontinue the Nest? They are still listed on the website? I know there were a lot of quality control issues at one point. You might want to look at https://olivertraveltrailers.com/ unless you are getting a smoking good deal.
https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/nest/
Yes Doc you are right, AS has discontinued the Nest. The remaining ones are being snapped up quickly. Yes, we got a smoking deal. That's why we are driving 1000 miles to pick it up. Heading out tomorrow as a matter of fact. Looked at the Oliver, its pretty expensive and the wait to get one built is months. We like the styling and interior of the Nest better. Can't wait to pick it up!!
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:27 PM   #7
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Yes Doc you are right, AS has discontinued the Nest. The remaining ones are being snapped up quickly. Yes, we got a smoking deal. That's why we are driving 1000 miles to pick it up. Heading out tomorrow as a matter of fact. Looked at the Oliver, its pretty expensive and the wait to get one built is months. We like the styling and interior of the Nest better. Can't wait to pick it up!!
We loved the Oliver too, but it didn't make sense to us to buy the small one at the price they were asking with the options you'd want, although we still might consider the Elite II (double axle) at some point. I agree that the Nest has a much better style.

Did the dealer tell you that the Nest was discontinued? I do see they are on clearance at the dealer out here in Oregon.

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Old 07-02-2020, 04:42 AM   #8
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Make sure that they give you a thorough walk through orientation. Inspect every single door, light, appliance, faucet, everything. If possible stay overnight in their lot or campground nearby and test every system and function.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:09 PM   #9
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We made it home safe and sound. A 2350 mile round trip. Our biggest issue - the water did not drain from the shower pan unless you plunged it every few seconds. I understand that the valve / bladder sticks together from heat / the Nest sitting for a while. And we lost a hinge on the nose cone.

Any ideas how to unstick that valve / bladder?
Any ideas for fixes for the nose cone hinge until the dealer sends us a new one?

Overall, we loved the Nest. Lots of storage, we started to get the hang of converting the dinette to the bed and we slept well both nights. Of course it helps when you are exhausted.

Out tow vehicle, Porsche Cayenne Diesel ran without fault, but the MPG did suffer a lot. We got 31 MPG heading to pick up the Nest and about 18 MPG heading back. Already planning our next adventure!
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Old 08-18-2020, 06:38 PM   #10
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The adventure continues

We spent a week camping in the Nest. Spent two nights at Texas state parks. Love the cost at $20 per night. We stayed at Daingerfield State Park and Atlanta State Park. Both were lovely. Spent the rest of the week at Catherine's Landing RV resort in Hot Springs, AR. It was funny, we were the smallest trailer by far. This resort is popular with Class A, 5th Wheel campers and it is optimized for families with kids. We enjoyed it, but not quite our scene. I am sure that more than one person passed us in their Ford F250 pulling a 40' 5th wheel and said something to the effect of - how cute, does it come with training wheels, does it grow up into a big trailer or similar sentiment. Still it is a lovely facility and if you are looking for lots to do / lots of amenities, it's a good spot.

OH and planning the next trip, can't wait!
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We spent a week camping in the Nest. Spent two nights at Texas state parks. Love the cost at $20 per night. We stayed at Daingerfield State Park and Atlanta State Park. Both were lovely. Spent the rest of the week at Catherine's Landing RV resort in Hot Springs, AR. It was funny, we were the smallest trailer by far. This resort is popular with Class A, 5th Wheel campers and it is optimized for families with kids. We enjoyed it, but not quite our scene. I am sure that more than one person passed us in their Ford F250 pulling a 40' 5th wheel and said something to the effect of - how cute, does it come with training wheels, does it grow up into a big trailer or similar sentiment. Still it is a lovely facility and if you are looking for lots to do / lots of amenities, it's a good spot.

OH and planning the next trip, can't wait!
Thanks for the update. We spent the night of August 13th in McKinney Falls State Park outside Austin. Great park, but was it ever hot! 104 degrees that day. Took the 15K btu roof ac in our small class b over 3 hours to get the inside temps below 80 degrees.
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We made it home safe and sound. A 2350 mile round trip. Our biggest issue - the water did not drain from the shower pan unless you plunged it every few seconds. I understand that the valve / bladder sticks together from heat / the Nest sitting for a while. And we lost a hinge on the nose cone.

Any ideas how to unstick that valve / bladder?
Any ideas for fixes for the nose cone hinge until the dealer sends us a new one?

Overall, we loved the Nest. Lots of storage, we started to get the hang of converting the dinette to the bed and we slept well both nights. Of course it helps when you are exhausted.

Out tow vehicle, Porsche Cayenne Diesel ran without fault, but the MPG did suffer a lot. We got 31 MPG heading to pick up the Nest and about 18 MPG heading back. Already planning our next adventure!
Wow, 18MPG is amazing. Have fun.
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Old 08-22-2020, 11:16 PM   #13
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Out tow vehicle, Porsche Cayenne Diesel ran without fault, but the MPG did suffer a lot. We got 31 MPG heading to pick up the Nest and about 18 MPG heading back. Already planning our next adventure!
I have a Touareg diesel (very similar). Iím curious if your Porsche came with a trailer brake controller? I was surprised that mine didnít come with one.
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:59 AM   #14
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I have a Touareg diesel (very similar). Iím curious if your Porsche came with a trailer brake controller? I was surprised that mine didnít come with one.
I have found that built in brake controllers tend to be equipped / standard only with pick-up trucks. For instance my previous tow vehicle for my race car (Ford F-150 Platinum) had an integrated one. I am using the Curt Echo Wireless / Bluetooth brake controllers. https://www.curtmfg.com/dm/echo-mobile-brake-controller We love it, it does mean you need two phones (one for the Curt, one for Nav) but there are more than enough power outlets to accommodate everything.
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