I am looking at possibly purchasing a Nexus Phantom 25P with the full wall slideout. This would be my first RV, so wondering if there is anyone out there who currently has one and if so, what do they think of it. I would be bringing an inflatable kayak, a bike and a dog and a cat with me. :-) Looking for something relatively easy to drive anywhere. I'm not particularly handy, so would like something that is easy to operate. This would be my first RV. Thank you!
You might be interested in the following thread that I started not long ago on this particular model.
Nexus 25P Discussion
Just so everyone knows...
I too am interested in this model, although my purchase date would be late next year. I was following this thread about how useful is it when the slide is closed.
I emailed Claude Donati President of NeXus Rv about shooting a quick video about putting the slide in and how the bed was and could you open the bathroom to use it....
I also sent him a link to this thread so he could see people are interested in the closed up functioning of the unit.
1st of all here's a BIG thumbs up for him to put his email out there for direct contact!
I emailed him at 5:45 Monday night, 7:50 this morning I received the following from him:
"Thank you for your interest in the 25P, it is a great floorplan. I have forwarded your request and we are preparing the video and the photos for your review.
Thanks again for the opportunity to earn you business.
So as soon as it's posted, or I receive a link to the video I will post it for all to see
I find this kind of thing to be excellent customer service!!
As the OP of this thread, I would like to thank Gocntry for contacting Nexus on everyone's behalf and Hope for sharing the link. I couldn't belief that Nexus has already shot and posted the video that they had promised Gocntry only this morning. What a company in responding to customer needs!
You have to watch the video to appreciate the ingenuity of the Nexus engineers - what an innovative design! The beauty of it is that it also appears to be a rather robust design as well. I like it very much and will serious consider getting such an unit. BTW, did I say that I like the company too?
Here is another question, how does the outside storage look like for this model?
Interesting concept. I wonder how well a mattess topper or replacement mattress would work out. I'd like to see video of slide being retracted. I wonder if you have to push down and guide mattress into place. Still, as mentioned, an innovative concept!
Thanks for reporting back on your conversation with Nexus!
I called and spoke to a salesman. He says it is a foam mattress, and the foot of the bed is hinged to fold down when the slide comes in.....
A "down" bed must mean it's a regular floor level bed, not up in the cabover?
Yes, thanks for providing the insight, Snowman. A hinged-bed? This is indeed an ingenious design by Nexus!
Agree, Hotbyte, I would like to see a video on how the bed operates too. Also, for those of you who have had a foam mattress, how do you like it vs a regular mattress?
If I had heard it correctly, I think the term "a down walk-around bed" was used twice in the video to describe the bed. So what is a "down" walk-around bed?
OH...he was saying "down" not da.... :)
Yes, that's what I thought I had heard....wondering what others think when listening to that video.:h
The Nexus RV website (www.nexusrv.com) now has the videos up for the two new models; The Phantom 25P as well as the Phantom 32SC.
YouTube has the same videos with better quality:
Thanks for the video.
If I had heard it correctly, I think the term "a down walk-around bed" was used twice in the video to describe the bed. So what is a "down" walk-around bed? Could it mean that the bed is actually stored in the vertical position when the slide is in and then drops down when it is in use (like a Murphy bed)?
I still tend to guess that it is either a two-piece mattress or a "Murphy bed like" arrangement. The length of the bed just somehow appears to be longer than the available space when the slide is in. But again, this is only from me eye-balling it from the floor plan schematic on their website and also from the video. Just curious.
Has anyone seen this new Nexus model at the Hersey Show?
Looks like a very attractive unit - less than 25 ft but with a walk-around bed and a full wall slide.
However, couldn't figure out how the bed actually works as it appears from the floor plan on their website that the length of the mattress is longer than the space available when the slide is in. Does anyone know whether it uses a two-piece mattress like a number of other small Cs such as the Navion 24G or that the mattress is stored in a upright position?