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Airstream is going fiberglas with the Nest.


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I like all the windows. Don’t like rear door, most campgrounds not set up for rear doors. Manual front jack for that much money? Time will tell if the quality is there. Airstream has some QC issues.

 

I’ll stick with Oliver. Mike

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The photos certainly look like they've improved it a lot over the last year they've been toying with it. The angles and perspective certainly make it "look" spacious. Thanks for the updated information on it, I wonder if this means they're actually going to release it now?

 

https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/nest/

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The photos certainly look like they’ve improved it a lot over the last year they’ve been toying with it. The angles and perspective certainly make it “look” spacious. Thanks for the updated information on it, I wonder if this means they’re actually going to release it now?

 

Some dealers have them already. The Airstream dealer in Buda, TX has a couple. Mike

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I think it's odd that they prioritized skylights over solar. Looks like their only option is a portable panel.

 

I like the low profile AC unit. That must be new since the standard Dometic is what's shown in their brochure. The wrap around window will be a big selling point. I like the tilt out windows as well, Both of those really help give it a sleek look. The two-tone exterior I like also.

 

The interior is nice. I think I prefer the small Ollie's floor plan, but the finishes look nice. In general, I think Airstream does a much better job of making their interiors feel homey. Oliver would be well served to get someone from the automotive custom interiors world involved in creating a better interior package for them. Things like the padded headliner and wall panels would help the Ollie a ton, imo. Would deaden the interior sound a good bit too. I've thought about making some sort of acoustic panels for ours, but I have no skills in that area and many more items further up the list.

 

The back door I understand from a space planning standpoint, but I don't see any provision for an awning over it and that sort of ruins that.

 

I like that they eliminated the sink from the bath. We never use ours. The kitchen sink is too handy and the bathroom one too small. I like their shower sprayer.

 

The small Ollie would work better for us, though I do like the look. But I wouldn't buy one until they eliminate those parentheses from their name, anyway. I have standards.

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Same base price (and roughly the weight) as the Elite. The rear door might allow a small kayak to be carried inside, but as someone stated, no awning over it. I am not sure why they put the microwave near the floor under the fridge - I like the Ollie's arrangement much better. Not much ground clearance, but that may not matter to some folks. The skylight is a nice touch, but they can be heat sinks and provide opportunity for leaks. It seems like it has nice fit and finishes (also much storage).

Anyone seen one on the road?

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I think they'll look great on the road. The question is whether they're priced out of the market they're aiming at, at least for Airstream level sales. Most of the young but wealthy enough crowd that I've met have gravitated toward Sprinter vans, which are only slightly more expensive if you factor in a tow vehicle. Anyone older is going to be wary enough to spot the deficiencies.

 

I mean, this seems like a great trailer for nice sunny spring days and smooth roads. That will sell to people who don't think past the pretty pictures in the brochure. What makes the Oliver a lifetime trailer is how it performs when it's cold and rainy and the roads are rough.

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I would much rather have roof-mounted solar than skylights. All I can think of when I see that is a hot interior.

 

Microwave under the fridge I think I would prefer, since I rarely use a microwave but I'd be in and out of the fridge often.

 

The lack of ground clearance is a signature Airstream feature. In one video I saw it looked like the spare tire bracket was maybe 5" off the ground. No thanks.

 

Even though it's not for me I'm still glad to see another molded fiberglass travel trailer enter the market.

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No in oh so many ways!

 

Rear door! Dust and muck collector!

 

Front window, no guard! Rock and bug collector! It will be broken within 2000 miles.

 

4000 GVWR, 3400 base, 200 pounds of water = 400 pounds of cargo capacity!!!

 

No ground clearance.

 

No solar on roof.

 

Not four season.

 

3 yr warranty.

 

$45,000 MSRP!

 

I just don’t see the value; even if the trailer was “impeccably” built, which I SERIOUSLY doubt, that is not a $45k trailer. If discounted 25% at the lots, then maybe, for some people.... who want a pretty, but significantly impractical toy.

 

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Kind of looks like a "form and function" thing to me. Nice "form" but the "function" part just doesn't seem to make a bunch of sense to me.

 

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There will apparently be a display model at the Eggs on the Hiawassee Rally. From what I understand, there will be five different manufacturers represented there. Our very on Phil Andrews from Oliver will have a 18.5 footer there. It should be a really good rally, not as good as the Oliver rally, but still worth going to. LOL

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