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Old 08-15-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Do any Airstreamers have their Airstream - entirely electric? That said, I understand about keeping the 12 volt process in tact - Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Good question! I'm interested in parking semi perm and doing the same!
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If you go all electric you have to consider how many amps you will be pulling. Most trailers are built to only handle 30 amps.
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Just curious, how many amps do all appliances pull. Would it be a matter to just add them up to see how many amp service is necessary? What constitutes the 30 amp service that the Airstreams have? Some Airstreams with two ac units have a 50 amp requirement.
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That is a good question. I have been interested in being off the grid for some time. I have a friend here in east TN who has a float boat - real popular in the lakes here - and is off the grid. He is tied in the middle of the lake with no connection. He has two large (2x2 ft) dee cycle batteries with a small solar panel (2x3 ft) with a propane tank to heat water and cook. He says that he never runs out of juice but is only there for 2-3 days at a time. I am hopig to gat some kind of set-up that will approximate this but am concerned about the weight. It seems to me that efficiency is the key. Efficient solar panels, batteries and appliances. I would really appreciate someone with more expertise to weigh in on this subject. There are soe threads but not enough specifics for a neophite like myself.

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