Good Design For The Great Outdoors: Nest Caravans

Nest Caravans Compact Trailer

This new stylish compact travel trailer is the brainchild of Robert Johans. After years of experience with both RV designing and camping, he was inspired to create the Nest caravan, a 17′ long and 6’8″ wide, 2000 lb. light-weight, easy to maneuver, monocoque chassis trailer.

Nest Caravans Compact Trailer

Nest Caravans Compact Trailer
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The infusion-molded composite shells are modern and stylish and available in a two-tone of silver gelcoat top over white, or they can be custom painted to match your midsize SUV, truck or crossover.

Nest Caravans Compact Trailer

Examples of custom paint options:
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Nest Caravans Compact Trailer blue
Nest Caravans Compact Trailer color matching

Johans outfitted the trailer with some of the most-respected and best-performing features from the RV industry: Jalousie windows by Hehr International, MaxxFan deluxe rooftop ventilator and fan, radial ties with 16″ inch six spoke HiSpec wheels, Dexter’s Tor-Flex suspension axle, Fulton HD hitchjack with dual casters and chrome GoRhino detachable step-bumpers.

Nest Caravans Compact Trailer

Exterior options include a Coleman Mach 8 rooftop air conditioner and heat pump, solar charging kits by Zamp Solar, Flamma Awnings, swing-away Yakima reciever-mount bike rack, a marine-grade transom shower unit, and a back-up camera.


above: interior with queen size bed, stainless steel sink and backsplash and cork flooring

Nest Caravans Compact Trailers

above: interior with queen size bed, stow away chairs, 2 burner cooktop, 3.0 cu refrigerator and cork flooring

The interior makes a great use of space and offers comforts like a standard full size queen bed with a pillowtop memory foam mattress and quilted cover, 2 fold-away stowable bar chairs, mildew-resistant Hulliner wall coverings, a 3.0 cubic foot NovaCool DC powered refrigerator, stainless steel sink, brushed nickle shower and faucets, a 30 gallon freshwater tank, Thetford “curve’ battery-powered flush porta-potty, Ramblewood 2 burner cooktop, OlympiaWave radiant space-heater, natural cork flooring, LED lighting, 120VAC, 12DVC and USB power connectors.

Interior options include integrated solar charging capabilities, Silverleaf Electronics environment monitoring systems with bluetooth, Alde compact 3010 hydronic central heating and hot water system, CD/DVD stereo sound system with iPod or laptop connectivity, convertible bed-to-table and bench lounge set up, bamboo flooring and ancillary batteries.

Built in Bend, Oregon, every Nest is made to order. Standard package pricing is $29,995 USD (subject to change) and deliveries begin in Spring 2014.

UPDATE: In 2016 Airstream acquired Nest Caravans and they have since been updated. Learn more here.