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Airstream to Launch Innovative & Upscale NEST Fiberglass Travel Trailer in Spring of 2018

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About to be launched in the spring of 2018, the NEST is a compact fiberglass travel trailer being developed through Airstream, with durability, design, and innovation in mind. This molded fiberglass component of the RV line has been established through recognizing the growing interest in lightweight, functional, yet classy travel trailers. Built by fiberglass expert and designer, Robert Johans, the NEST is a 16-foot model that was created in 2013 to appeal to those who consider themselves “adventurous empty nesters” as well as younger travelers “…who have a more sophisticated palette and higher expectations,” according to the designer.

The NEST Caravan company, which was the brainchild of Johans, was acquired by Airstream in a proactive move that would see its first offering to the fiberglass trailer market. As president and lead designer of the Bend, Oregon-based company, Johans started out in fiberglass trailer restoration, restoring and modernizing models before envisioning and creating his own. With almost a European, minimalist appeal, the interior components and molded exterior of the prototype NEST lend it a clean and contemporary appeal, and its tow-ability behind any car or mid-sized SUV makes it perfectly appropriate for the target market end-user.

Airstream to Launch Innovative & Upscale NEST Fiberglass Travel Trailer in Spring of 2018

Photo: Facebook/Airstream Brands

In a press release issued by Airstream President, Bob Wheeler, the company has stated, “NEST is a product that conveys sophistication, simplicity, and upscale modernity. It made sense for us to partner and help bring this design to market.” Although Airstream is anticipated to make some minor changes to the original design, it will also embrace incorporate its own “…design, production, and sales methodologies for the NEST,” according to Johans. For all those Texas travelers that want to see the Lone Star State in style, with a trailer brand that’s recognized for uncompromised quality, this looks like a great fit.

Airstream to Launch Innovative & Upscale NEST Fiberglass Travel Trailer in Spring of 2018

Photo: Facebook/RV Daily Report

With all the accouterments of home, the Airstream NEST will have LED lighting, a queen-size bed, stainless steel appliances, and bright interiors. Airstream’s first interest in the trailers came from prototype photos that appeared online in 2013. Following that, company executives visited NEST’s headquarters to evaluate the models in-person prior to finalizing their purchase. Of the innovative model, Wheeler said, “We’ve been imagining a small, well-thought-out fiberglass travel trailer for quite some time and are very confident about its potential. NEST is a product that conveys sophistication, simplicity, and upscale modernity, so it made sense for us to partner and help bring this design to market.”

In a recent Airstream blog article, Johans identified, “What Airstream brings to the project is tremendous. They’re taking it to a level it would have taken me a long time to achieve.” Now the project manager on the Airstream NEST development team, it’s understandable how he could be both excited and proud of this innovative product. “It’s just a gorgeous little camper. Most folks will appreciate the quality, but those who really care about design are really going to love it,” he said.

References:

Roaming Times

Airstream