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Old 04-01-2016, 02:10 PM   #11
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Gee, did Nest even sell one unit?
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:13 PM   #12
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I was wondering the same thing Glenn, but I think they want to move to "hail resistant."
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:32 PM   #13
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I assumed that this was an April Fool's joke (less than two seconds after seeing the thread title) for two reasons:
  1. It's April 1st
  2. The Nest is a trailer design and set of moulds, rather than a company with established manufacturing capacity and market share.
  3. Airstream isn't even really a company - it's just a brand. The company is Thor.
As it turns out, there is an "Airstream, Inc.", which is a subsidiary of Thor Indusries, Inc. Either it is true, or Robert is stringing Donna along.

If it's true, it's a match made in heaven: the manufacturer of the most expensive travel trailers, who are obsessed with style over function, acquires a fiberglass design which will be expensive to build, and has a design driven almost entirely by style. Will this be the first $50,000 small moulded fiberglass trailer? For comparison, the least expensive current Airstream - which is only sixteen feet overall - starts at US$44,605. Airsteam is not a cost-effective manufacturer.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:20 PM   #14
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I think you are still using the old math, Brian.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:36 PM   #15
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I think you are still using the old math, Brian.

... and coming up with more reasons as I type! Too late to edit
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I think Brian is using some of that common core math I keep hearing about.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:10 PM   #17
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If it's true, it's a match made in heaven: the manufacturer of the most expensive travel trailers, who are obsessed with style over function, acquires a fiberglass design which will be expensive to build, and has a design driven almost entirely by style. Will this be the first $50,000 small moulded fiberglass trailer? For comparison, the least expensive current Airstream - which is only sixteen feet overall - starts at US$44,605. Airsteam is not a cost-effective manufacturer.
Oh, come on, tell us what you really think.

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Old 04-01-2016, 07:22 PM   #18
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Oh, come on, tell us what you really think.

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Despite what probably looks like a negative tone, I don't think this is a bad thing. There are clearly people who will pay the price of two decent new compact cars for a travel trailer, and this is a nicely designed option for them. It's like having $150,000 luxury cars or million-dollar exotics available - irrelevant to normal people, and lousy devices for transportation, but part of the variety which makes life interesting.
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I think Brian is using some of that common core math I keep hearing about.
Nah, I've tried following some of that, and just shake my head. I think pharmaceuticals are required to come up with those methods!
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Methinks Robert hit the jackpot on this acquisition. Here's hoping his obsession with quality and detail isn't lost by a big company.
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