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Old 02-20-2016, 06:06 AM   #15
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What is boondocking as opposed to dry camping? Can you tell I'm a newbie? BTW this forum is possibly the most useful gathering of ideas I know of; its uncanny how the info I need shows up just before I need it! How do you guys do that? Don
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:19 AM   #16
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...the actual battery box...I've done away with...since I'm going to AGMs.
While AGMs do not out-gas (poisonous and explosive vapors) during normal operation, if the charger decides to overcharge AGM batteries, they absolutely will out-gas and create a potentially dangerous condition. Just sayin'...
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Old 02-20-2016, 11:55 AM   #17
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While AGMs do not out-gas (poisonous and explosive vapors) during normal operation, if the charger decides to overcharge AGM batteries, they absolutely will out-gas and create a potentially dangerous condition. Just sayin'...
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Yes, thanks much for pointing this out. It goes without saying that proper research, care, and maintenance, (along with the proper charging system) need to accompany an AGM installation. I should have made that clear in my earlier post.

Batteries and electrical systems (both 12- and 110-volt) are arguably one of the most important, and least understood, aspects of any RV. I've learned quite a lot on these forums, and I look forward to continuing my education, especially as the technology changes and improves.

I don't think you can be too careful when working with electricity of any voltage. And a properly designed, installed, and maintained battery/charging system will last longer and run more efficiently, too.
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What is boondocking as opposed to dry camping? Can you tell I'm a newbie? BTW this forum is possibly the most useful gathering of ideas I know of; its uncanny how the info I need shows up just before I need it! How do you guys do that? Don
A good question, one which you may find a variety of answers to. Check out the "Boondocking" sub-forum, accessible off the main Air Forums "forums" page. You might ask this question there in a new thread--it would make for a lively discussion.

Here's a new thread for you . . .
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...ml#post1751843
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:33 PM   #19
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Hey all!

Sorry it's been a few, big project at work has had me distracted.. It's as if they want me to earn my salary or something..

Youngpeck, thanks for the photos and the info on batteries, this'll give me a new subject to read up on our airstream is currently parked on my Grandfather's property down in FL while he works on cutting and welding a rusted portion on the rear of the frame. I'll see if he can check the measurement of that gap for me soon and then we can talk numbers Would you mind if I asked roughly what the cost of your Solar materials were?

Streaminwild and BambiTex, Airstream Supply does have a listing for this part, but the listing says "out of stock". Thank you for the lead though, if for some reason Peck's doesn't pan out, it might save me some trouble to keep an eye on their stock.

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:13 PM   #20
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Chad:

I will send you a private message about this.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #21
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I have a battery compartment door in good shape from my '76 Caravanner. If you are interested I can take a picture of it for you. I'm not sure what to ask for it but I can come up with something. We're in the middle of a snow storm right now so it would have to be l little later 'til I can get to it. Let me know. I also have the "innards" for it--the actual battery box, I believe. I've done away with it since I'm going to AGMs.
Hi! Do you still have a battery door available? My '72 Safari is in need of one. Thanks for your time.
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I just listed one, here's the link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f534...ml#post1964785
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I just listed one, here's the link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f534...ml#post1964785
No. It's been sold. Hope you find one.
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No. It's been sold. Hope you find one.
The one that I posted and linked to is still available, but I just noticed that mine is for 1977 through early 1990's Airstreams.
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The one that I posted and linked to is still available, but I just noticed that mine is for 1977 through early 1990's Airstreams.


Yup, the early '70's doors seem to be curved and complicated. If you run across one by chance, let me know!Click image for larger version

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The battery hatch from my 76 will fit. Let me know if you are interested.

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I'm interested. Could you send pics and dimensions? And a ballpark price/shipping cost? Thanks.
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