Originally Posted by BAB
...and the new 2017 Classic includes even MORE 12V
draws. Including 12V
heating pads that come on at 44 degrees to keep the tanks from freezing since the new radiant heating system doesn't provide the usual forced air heat. We were told at the session with the Airstream team at the WBCCI rally last week that they are still "researching" multi-stage charging units. So, now you still get the POS Parallax with your $135,000 Classic. I'm really curious how the Classic will perform without being plugged into a park pedestal or a generator (or with a lot more solar panels), when it's off the grid. In addition to the usual stuff on all trailers you have 12V
awning, stabilizers, table, bed, recliners....and if it's cold a recirculating pump for your heating system. Longevity of a couple of Lifeline AGM's will be seriously challenged.
Airstream has missed the point ENTIRELY. I'm surprised they don't have a giant residential refrigerator running off of a huge inverter while they are at it just to kill what's left of the ineffective batteries.
Just clueless stupid stupid stupid design.
Who the hell needs an electric flush toilet that doesn't work half the time? Is it REALLY that hard to push a mechanical lever vs. pushing a button??!?!!?!?!!
Who the hell would EVER trust ZipDee of all people to make an ELECTRIC awning that's durable and trouble-free? How many on this forum alone have had the awning either open on its own or literally RIP itself off the trailer???
Can't wait for that radiant steam heat to leak all over that untreated cheap wood floor in EVERY nook and cranny along the edges that you can't get to. Just wait til THOSE threads hit the forum...'cuz you KNOW they're coming.
Again, just pure unadulterated stupidity. My God.