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The Bulletin: Nest caravans are road ready

From the bloggers at The Bulletin.

Robert Johans put his 30 years in design to work creating an all-fiberglass travel trailer that is built in Bend.

Johans, chief executive officer of Nest Caravans, this week rolled out the prototype Jay/1S, a 17-foot-long unit designed with high-end fixtures and a look that says it belongs on the highway as much as the campground.

“I’m a longtime camper, and all my camping career I’ve been trying to resolve camping issues,” Johans said Friday.

Nest Caravans is working with Composite Approach, a Bend-based maker of aircraft fuselages and other products, to manufacture solid-body fiberglass trailers using vacuum-infusion.

The travel trailers, built for two, are outfitted with fixtures worthy of a yacht or an airplane, Johans said. He chose fittings from those industries, rather than outfit his trailers with typical RV fixtures, for their higher quality and durability, he said.

To read the full story by The Bend Bulletin, click here.

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