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Old 09-08-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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New Airstream model...

Can not find anything about the Nest, but here is a brochure
https://www.airstream.com/travel-tra...ure/thank-you/
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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That brochure appears to be for the Basecamp, which has been out for many years now. Interesting trailer, I looked at it at one time. Pretty minimal amenities in it.
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Yes, they stopped making the Basecamp about 5 years ago, it was basically a cargo carrier, this new now has a bath, heated tanks, full galley, nice inside. Love the panoramic window.
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Nothing new on the Nest out there. You can sign up for updates here. This link was shown before somewhere.
https://www.airstream.com/nest/
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Yes, they stopped making the Basecamp about 5 years ago, it was basically a cargo carrier, this new now has a bath, heated tanks, full galley, nice inside. Love the panoramic window.
Ah, I see. They added the amenities I thought were lacking.

I can't seem to open the brochure for some reason.
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Yes, they stopped making the Basecamp about 5 years ago, it was basically a cargo carrier, this new now has a bath, heated tanks, full galley, nice inside. Love the panoramic window.
AND, their heating/hot water system is the Truma Combi which I think would be a great fit in an Escape.
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comes nicely equipped at $34,900....even heated tanks.but it is 16.5' long, and only sleeps 2
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comes nicely equipped at $34,900....even heated tanks.but it is 16.5' long, and only sleeps 2
You have to add the air conditioning, solar, and microwave to that price point. Might get to see one next week at the Hershey RV show.
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When I saw the e-mail from Airstream announcing the Basecamp, I thought something was very broken in their promotional system, since the Basecamp came out and flopped long ago. Then I realized that the new Basecamp has the same overall shape as the 2007 original, but is very different in details and equipment. For some uses, it actually looks quite desirable... unlike the nearly useless original.

The link is to a "thank you" page which apparently comes after a download; the brochure page requires you to enter contact information before you can download a brochure... which I find bizarre and annoying.

The new Basecamp has a front kitchen (like some 15' trailers and the inside-kitchen T@b), a side bath, and a rear dinette. It also has a rear door, which is the "toybox" feature carried over (along with the shape) from the original Basecamp. Compared to an Escape 17', it is almost as long, and a bit wider, weighs almost as much, has really high tongue weight, and has less interior functionality. Maybe not a winner by the specs, but I do like the shape (round front, Kamm tail, tapered body), and the Truma Combi™ eco plus high-efficiency furnace and water heater (with integrated electric heater). Of course, it's a pile of aluminum sheets and rivets...
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Thats really confusing, so they are calling what we think of the Nest the Basecamp? Why would they call it something that was an old model and wasn't overly successful from what I have read. Or have I got the wrong end of the stick!
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