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Old 08-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #41
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I would love to get solar panels on our AS, but Lewster is back east and we are in Los Angeles. What's a a So. Cal 'streamer to do? Not sure I want our AS dealer to do the job, and don't want to have someone not familiar with Airstreams to try to do the job. BTW, anyone got a ball park figure ($$$) to get two 100-120w panels plus associated hardware and installation? Also, how much clear roof area is required for the panels? the PO installed a second Fantastic Vent and skylight in our AS (vent is a couple of feet from the aft end of the bed and the skylight is between the head and shower).
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #42
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We have had our 06 Bambi since June and have spent 20 days in her so far , a little smaller than our Jayco 22 foot we had , but feels built better and they seem to make great use of space . We tow with a 2010 F150 and when pulling the Jayco we would get 9.5 to 10.5 mpgs , between 12.5 and 14 when pulling the Airstream . Very pleased so far !
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #43
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AM Solar's website has products and prices: AM Solar's Products for RV Solar Battery Charging Systems

As for lewster, he should be in Oregon now unless he went back east for a while. He will be in Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta and before and after for a while. PM him and see what he can do.

There is pre-wiring in your Airstream and it can support a couple of hundred watt panels. We have lots on our roof two, but new panels are smaller and two 100 watt older ones fit and the newest ones surely would.

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #44
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One more thought: if you go used, it may well come with stuff that would otherwise cost you several hundred bucks -- leveling blocks, jack, water hoses, water pressure regulator, power dog bone, sewer hose and hose support, maybe torque wrench and some other tools -- maybe even some linens and kitchen ware. That stuff can really add up.
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