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- April 2, 2016 at 4:55 am #12930
Apparently Airstream is seeing the light…
Airstream Announces ‘Nest Caravans’ Buyout
https://www.rvbusiness.com/2016/04/airst … ns-buyout/
Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4April 2, 2016 at 9:54 am #20527
As our cousins within the Airstream community adjust to their new reality, I was amused by the comment noted below made by an Airstream owner on AirForums.
"I’d buy an OLIVER before I would buy that thing. What is Bob thinking (?)." ("Bob", is Bob Wheeler the CEO of Airstream.)
I would say the value of an Oliver travel trailer just took a quantum leap forward.
BuzzyApril 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm #20529
This morning I had the pleasure of viewing the Nest Caravan website. The way I see it, our fiberglass RV rallies will soon see our new cousins in their Nest travel trailers. The vast network of Airstream dealers will be energized to sell many new Nest Caravans. We may see our cousins looking with some curiosity at our Olivers.
I will admit, the marketing staff within the Nest Caravan organization have done a superb job using words to create position images. We can learn from their example!
As a case in point, we use the phrase “fiberglass cowling” to describe the cover over our propane tanks. Although accurate, we might consider adopting the phrase used by Nest. They much prefer the phase “nose cone”. A phase which helps to envision a sleek Lear Jet!
So when one of our cousins asks if they can look under our “nose cone”, we need to understand their use of terminology and help fulfill their request.
BuzzyApril 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm #20533
Do you think they might get upset if one would ask to "pick" their nose cone?
2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"April 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm #20534
Oh Boy! I see a business opportunity to provide training to fiberglass RV campers who seek seamless integration into the communities of Fiberglass RV Glampers.
Always remember, color is critical for effective glamping. Nest Caravans as well as Oliver Travel Trailers use color effectively. A Nest Caravan owner can chose a white over white color combination in a manner similar to an Oliver. The critical difference for a Nest owner is to refer to the combination as Dove over White. So there you have it! I feel a whole lot better knowing my Oliver will actually be Dove over White.
As the article in the link below identifies, the glampers are coming as they seek to enjoy glamping adventures.
BuzzyApril 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm #20540
I seemed to remember an early fiberglass Airstream, but couldn’t find any record of it yesterday. Then, Carol H on the fiberglass rv forum reminded everyone of the early Airstream prototype… the Wally Bee (named after himeself, Wally Byam…)
A little further research into the Airstream forum brought this link:
The original sixty year old fiberglass prototype was uncovered over a decade ago, and is being restored by a craftsman in Colorado. It looks rather like a Casita or a Scamp, with a little of the British Willerby thrown in, I think…
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12April 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm #20543
We were camped at a commercial CG on the French Broad last year and there was an Airstream Argossy fiberglas camper. Really old but a guy was living in it. I could not tell if it was molded but there were hundreds of rivets everywhere. Maybe Airstream took some plastic sheets and popped them together to call it a fiberglas camper?
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2016 Ram 2500 HD 6.7i Cummins turbo dieselApril 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm #20544
The info below may be helpful in understanding more about the Airstream Argosy Travel Trailers.
Q: Is an Argosy some kind of Airstream?
A: Yes, Argosy trailers were made by Airstream Company starting 1972 in Versailles, OH. near Jackson Center, and are usually recognized as “Painted Airstreams”. Many features were first tried out on the Argosy models, and then incorporated into the more traditional Airstreams if they were a success. A good example is the large front wrap windows.
These painted trailers were able to utilize steel end caps and aluminum panels that were damaged or blemished.
Argosy created a series of diminutive trailers in the ’70’s called the “Minuet”. There was the 6.0 Metre (20′), the 6.7 Metre (22′), and a 7.4 Metre (24′) Minuet.
The first Airstream Motorhomes were Argosy’s made in the mid ’70’s. Airstream didn’t brand its own motorhome until 1979.
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