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Old 04-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #57
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In your car or in the trailer?
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:48 PM   #58
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In your car or in the trailer?
In the back of the suburban.
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Goin camping, do you have some kind of a rack to prevent the Jerry jugs from falling over in your car?
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:21 PM   #60
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When traveling heavily packed the NATO cans are just wedged in. When going lightly packed I use the rings mounted from the factory in the back of the suburban and a strap to hold them in place.

To clarify. When I say NATO cans I mean the 20 liter cans European armies use. Not American Jerry Cans. big difference. With the NATO cans they can lay on their side or even upside down and they don't leak.
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When I google NATO can, all I can find are the Jerry cans from several sources. Would you be willing to take and share a picture of your NATO cans or provide an Internet link to them?
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Those of you who, like I do, use a Jeep Grand Cherokee or other SUV as your tow vehicle, where do you carry the gasoline for Honda generators - in your car (not something I would do) or in the Airstream (not something I would want to do either)?
Hi, here is where I carry my gas can.
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When I google NATO can, all I can find are the Jerry cans from several sources. Would you be willing to take and share a picture of your NATO cans or provide an Internet link to them?
Did you see these:

Jerry Can | Nato Jerry Can | Metal Jerry Can | 5 Gallon Metal Jerry can | 20L Jerry Can | 10L Jerry can | 5L Jerry Can | Jerry Can Spout | Jerry Can Nozzle | Jerry Can Mount | Jerry Can Holder

They look to be high quality cans.
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Yes, these and others like them. But these are the American-style NATO Jerry cans, not a different kind of European NATO cans that Goin Camping referred to earlier.
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Hi, here is where I carry my gas can.
That is a very good idea, strapped down not inside either vehicle. Thanks for thinking of this.
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Hi Marty,

It is the second link listed in mrprez's post. I also laid in a supply of extra caskets and the funnel works great and doesn't leak either. I got mine from Duetch (sp) optics.
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I don't known what Airstream is installing now for solar, but in the past the system was overpriced. An after market system such as Lewster would install would give you more watts, and maybe you can catch him before he leaves Fla. for Oregon. He uses high quality solar equipment and would install Lifeline batteries for more storage capacity.

When we boondock, our panels (200 watts) will handle what we do and the Lifeline batteries have better storage than the cheaper OEM batteries. But we can toast bread using the oven or stove top, live without using the microwave or AC. We boondock in cool places so AC isn't necessary. As Lew says, newer solar systems can handle more, but you need a big inverter to do so and there will be limits to what you can run on 120 v.

If course, if it is cloudy, or you are parked under trees, or in a canyon where the sun doesn't shine much, a generator is a good backup. We have a 1000 w. Honda which is a backup in those situations. I don't see the 1000 w. units advertised anymore, but they should be available if you look. I don't like running a generator very often because no matter how quiet they are, they don't seem quiet when camped in the boonies and do disturb your neighbors.

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Inspiring thread! Thanks to all who've posted, going back a few years. Based on what we've read here, and on similar threads, we've upgraded to a smart converter and had Lewster install a pair of of 6V Lifeline AGMs in our Flying Cloud. We'll probably have him set us up for solar down the road. In the meantime we'll try boondocking with a 2000w generator. Seems Honda and Yamaha are the usual suspects.

We haven't had our Airstream for even a year, but it's amazing how much we've learned from these Forums. Even if it's just knowing which questions to ask, we're way ahead of a year ago, and grateful to all you folks!

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Hi, from post number 62, I now have a new smaller gas can.
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I have a 53 watt solar panel. It does a very nice job of keeping the two AGM batteries topped off. But, as Wsmith indicated, you won't be able to run any heavy duty appliances. For that, I have two Honda 2000i generators.
is there a reason to ha have two 2000i compare to one 3000i
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