Originally Posted by bennyp
I have recently joined the airstream clue. With the purchase of a nice 89 excella. The batteries are getting old. This weekend we camped in an area without power. I know I could use a couple of new batteries, but was wondering how hard it is to install solar panels, can I do it myself, the most cost efficient way to go about it and what benefits I might get from it. Anyone who knows something about this...good or bad...my ears are open. Thanks Ben
I'm sure you will get a lot of good ideas about solar panels. We have the solar panels that the factory installs. If I were going to do it again, I would get panels that were independent and could be placed for the best sun exposure depending on where we are camped.
In order to get full benefit of your solar system, you will need good batteries. So I strongly suggest that you upgrade your batteries whether or not you get solar panels. You can generate power with solar panels, but if you don't have a good storage system, it is going to be pretty dark after the sun goes down.