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Old 09-03-2016, 01:45 PM   #15
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I had AM Solar install 400 watts of solar with 600 AH of AGM batteries (300 AH of effective battery reserve) on my 23' Airstream. It was a pricey system but it worked flawlessly for over 2 years before I sold the trailer. You can never regain the full cost of that type of investment when you sell but it certainly helped. I estimate that I recouped at least 60% of the cost of the solar/battery system when I sold the trailer.

I was so impressed with AM Solar's work that I had them install a larger solar system (almost 700 watts with 400 AH of lithium) when I purchased my C class motorhome (Triple E Regency 29gt). I should note that on a 23' Airstream you have to be careful about where you place your lead acid or AGM batteries because of their weight and eating up limited payload capacity of your TV (my hitch weight before I added this system was over 800 lbs). Lithiums would solve this problem but they are only worth it if you plan on keeping your rig a long time.

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