Originally Posted by Ken J
As far as I know - Lewster is the most competent and knowledgable Airstream solar guy I know - if he installs it, it will be great - he's not a hobbist, he is a degreed engineer whos knows how to do it right - yea you could go the Harbour Freight route, but if you are seriously using your Airstream, it will be more hassle than its worth. Solar is not cheap - but it sure is nice. If you are needing 400 watts, you need a serious system. I've seen a set up that Lewster did and it is AMAZING!
You get what you pay for if you have the very best pro install the very best equipment, all done the right way without compromise.
Lew did my install and I couldn’t be happier to this day. Just a few odds and ends and such... couple batteries, a solar panel or two, a charge controller, easy / quick DIY right? I think not. Worth every penny and I got 30% back in tax credits.
800watts of solar - Eight AM Solar SP100 panels up top. Ability to tilt if needed
Victron 150/85 MPPT controller (Smart w/BT)
Victron 12/3000 Multi-Plus inverter/charger with 50A pass-though
* PowerControl (ability to deal with limited generator or shore power)
* PowerAssist (ability to dynamically supplement the capacity of shore or generator power with batts)
* Real-time uninterrupted 120v power supply when disconnecting shore / genset power sources
Victron Lithium batteries (600ah total - 2 X 300ah batts)
Victron CCGX monitoring panel with wi-fi and automatic upload to VRM portal
Victron BMV-712 battery monitor (Smart w/BT)
Victron Digital Control Center and BMV monitoring panel
Victron Battery Protects (2)
Victron Lynx 1000 distributor
Victron component networking via VE.Bus and VE.Direct communication buses. WiFi / Internet uplink to Victron VRM portal via CCGX
AM Solar AMS control module for cold weather and other automatic system disconnects
Inverter, battery, solar disconnects for manual manipulation / inclusion / exclusion of components from the system,
New 120v panel and sub panels
Miles of heavy gauge cabling, fasteners, heat shrink, disconnect switches, etc
WeBoost 50db LTE/4G/3G signal booster with Surecall external antenna and large internal panel antenna mounted mid-ship for re-broadcasting through the trailer.