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Old 04-18-2018, 09:11 AM   #1
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Airstream is going fiberglass with this new model but retains the high pricing...

Airstream Launches Nest Compact Travel Trailer
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:29 AM   #2
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Less costs more! I saw the article last week; only time will tell if it is a success, yet it is a high-end trailer with some pretty cool design features.
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Maybe it's noticed already but doesn't that awning look familiar? The only difference I can see is that it has support legs - would they fit on the 2017+ models?
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Even at half price it'd be a non-starter in this household. That floorplan would never work for us. A person coming and going has to squeeze by a person standing doing food prep. etc. I prefer side entry designs that allow for separation of uses. And the layout with the permanent bed , definitely isn't anything that I could ever be comfortable in.

So the front window was designed to look like a pair of ski googles, strange, that's never been one of my considerations.

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Even at half price it'd be a non-starter in this household. That floorplan would never work for us. A person coming and going has to squeeze by a person standing doing food prep. etc. I prefer side entry designs that allow for separation of uses. And the layout with the permanent bed , definitely isn't anything that I could ever be comfortable in.

So the front window was designed to look like a pair of ski googles, strange, that's never been one of my considerations.

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Hi Ron
What’s your thought on the bubble round skylight on the Playpacs? In person they are pretty Unik. Wait that’s another rig.
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What’s your thought on the bubble round skylight on the Playpacs? In person they are pretty Unik. Wait that’s another rig.
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Round skylights? That would remind me of the days when customizing vans was in full swing with round port holes etc.

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Port holes

And the crazy names they had for those vehicles. Roach Coach, Wierdo wagon, and my personal “favorite” Stabbin Cabin”.
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“Don’t laugh, your daughter is in here”
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And the crazy names they had for those vehicles. Roach Coach, Wierdo wagon, and my personal “favorite” Stabbin Cabin”.
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“Don’t laugh, your daughter is in here”
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Hey, I had one of those....as a Hotwheels.
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Maybe it's noticed already but doesn't that awning look familiar? The only difference I can see is that it has support legs - would they fit on the 2017+ models?
Tom: That awning looks like the Carefree Freedom WM that was originally being offered by Escape on the new 17's, but I think was discontinued due to incompatibility. Something about interference with the manual operator and the trailer body due to the mold recess I think.

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Tom: That awning looks like the Carefree Freedom WM that was originally being offered by Escape on the new 17's, but I think was discontinued due to incompatibility. Something about interference with the manual operator and the trailer body due to the mold recess I think.

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Yep, that looks like the one. So the Escape has a fancier awning than the "expensive" Nest by Airstream?
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