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Old 04-20-2019, 01:10 PM   #1
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Another European RV is Coming...

https://www.curbed.com/2019/4/19/185...avan-nucamp-rv

One thing is for sure: it's cute...
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:53 PM   #2
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Looks like Mork's camper...
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:06 PM   #3
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That's not a bad thing: is it?
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:28 PM   #4
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I wonder if they'll change the door to "curb side". That would call for a complete makeover. Otherwise..Death by Semi". Lots of money for a tuna can.
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:39 PM   #5
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I suspect that they'll have to...
Otherwise: we'll see Darwinism, as applied to RVers!
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Door is on curb side.


Too bad we canít get some designers to incorporate some of the packaging efficiency of these tiny RVs into larger US-size trailers and motorhomes.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:06 PM   #7
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I can tell you this: the designers at Tiffin have used every available bit of space ...
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:47 PM   #8
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For what exactly? To allow you to carry more stuff, or for you to have more space for yourself? Open space filled with just air can be a great feature for many of us.

Itís obviously very subjective because they are competing interests, but I donít like it when designers cram more stuff into an RV at the expense of space to move around. Iím more important than my material stuff, which I can leave at home.

European designers seem much more aware of this. Given any size unit, they appear to provide more space for humans by reducing content.
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Intelligently engineered space for our "sutff": means that it fills up less of the space that we like for us!

European designers are no better than the ones that we have here...
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:56 PM   #10
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Cute little thing but seems pretty pricey. Agree that open space is a desirable feature. My 32 ft Class A has NO increased functionality with its main slide out but I love what it does for the overall livability of the coach.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:58 PM   #11
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I think that we'd all like to have something that "folds-out" to about the size of an indoor stadium...

But "folds-in", to the size of a paperback book!
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:34 PM   #12
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European designers are no better than the ones that we have here...
See, thatís the problem. I didnít say or imply better, did I? One is not better than the other, itís a matter of taste. Itís SUBJECTIVE.

There is a difference to their design approach, whether most of us Americans can see it or not. From my perspective, we donít scale proportions down to same degree, so many smaller US RVs feel claustrophobic. Our solution is often to use more and larger slides which adds room when out, but makes unit feel even more claustrophobic when in. Again, subjective choices. One is not better than another on average, but for individual tastes, the two extremes makes a difference.

For its tiny size, that trailer in OP looks very open to me. Granted, pictures can be deceptive. The low profile makes it look low enough to be garageable. That would be a big plus.
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We saw something bet similar at the local RV show a couple months ago. I want to say it was made by an Airstream affiliate maybe? Can't remember, but It was mixed in with the Airstreams and had a rear entrance door.

It seemed well designed and built but expensive like this one. Regarding size my friend said, "hell I'd have to go outside to change my mind." To each his own... that's why there are so many different models.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:22 PM   #14
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Was it a Scamp?
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Airstream has two small trailers with doors in rear, one is the aluminum Basecamp which is a micro-size toy hauler, and the other, which Iíd guess is the one mentioned above, is the NEST, which is a fiberglass design Airstream purchased a few years back.

The nest is similar concept to Casita and Scamp trailers, but appears more upscale and expensive.

The Airstream Basecamp has a unique shape that should make it one of the most aerodynamic trailers for its size.

I have seen the Basecamp at RV shows, but havenít seen the Nest in person.
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Door is on curb side.


Too bad we canít get some designers to incorporate some of the packaging efficiency of these tiny RVs into larger US-size trailers and motorhomes.

Door is on "Port Quarter" just behind the driver side tire. Unless you go everywhere in reverse, that's street side.
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Door is on "Port Quarter" just behind the driver side tire. Unless you go everywhere in reverse, that's street side.
Meant ďtheirĒ curbside. Sorry, bad attempt at humor.
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Another European RV is Coming...

$46,000 for a 16 ft travel trailer makes NO sense to me! I guess thereís a market or they wouldnít produce it. And Iím glad not everyone thinks like I do (canít begin to imagine how awful that would be!). Iíd look at it at a show just to try to understand it. But itís not going to happen for this old man.
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The price-tag of the Airstream products sure is a big nut to crack...
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Airstream has two small trailers with doors in rear, one is the aluminum Basecamp which is a micro-size toy hauler, and the other, which Iíd guess is the one mentioned above, is the NEST, which is a fiberglass design Airstream purchased a few years back.

The nest is similar concept to Casita and Scamp trailers, but appears more upscale and expensive.

The Airstream Basecamp has a unique shape that should make it one of the most aerodynamic trailers for its size.

I have seen the Basecamp at RV shows, but havenít seen the Nest in person.
Basecamp was what I had in mind, but we also saw the NEST there. Both look like a lot of fun to drag into the woods with a Subaru and start singing folk songs while putting up your man bun.
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