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  1. WDEL
    02-06-2020 08:17 AM
    Lew:Have lost your contact info, been sending pm but have not head from you. Please e-mail me at billdeloache@gmail.com
  2. d.kudlo
    11-12-2019 10:32 PM
    Hello, We just recently bought a 30 foot Flying Cloud and would like to get more information about adding solar and converting the batteries to lithium-ion. We intend to live full time in the trailer and my husband is a photographer so having enough power for his computer, monitor, and network boosters is very important. We are willing to live without the AC and microwave while just on solar, so that can be taken into account. Could you give us more information on the process of adding solar and converting the batteries?

    Thank you in advance for your time! You can email directly at d.kudlo@gmail.com.
  3. Bareridge
    When is a good time to contact you? Have a few questions on putting together a portable solar and inverter/controller setup. want to add 2 more 6v at some point to go with my 2-6v i have. bbarewoods@gmail.com is email.
  4. dumbclub
    04-02-2019 06:46 PM
    Hi Lewster,

    I originally contacted alano about helping me integrate my upgraded electrical system, but after seeing the details, he suggested you as a better resource. I hope you'll be willing to take a look because I could sure use some reassurance for my project.

    I bought a 2018 International 23FB four weeks ago and have been installing a BattleBorn/Victron replacement system. The installation is nearly complete, but I'm a little nervous about "throwing the switch" before someone knowledgeable checks my work.

    Would you mind answering a few questions for me?

    John Clark

    Currently in Malibu, hoping to hit the road next week.
  5. Freedomrider
    Hi Lewster,
    I feel great to have an opportunity to talk to you. I have a 2013 30' Classic, Factory-Installed Solar system, 50 Amp, 2 AC's, 2 Group 27 AGM batteries, PD9260 Power Inverter, and 2 Honda Generators.

    I would like to discuss some options and price on how to upgrade this system with Easy Start for both AC's, more wattage thru additional Solar panels, and max gain HD Digital TV Antenna.

    I know there are many options, but I am more interested in your approach and options on how I may best be able to accomplish this. I live in Lakeland, FL. I hope you will be able to find time to meet with me before this winter is over. If not, would like to hear your options.

    Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
  6. randsfl
    02-04-2019 11:36 AM
    hey - I posted at forum about solar - looking for you - i have basecamp - i would truly like to meet and talk about solar with you since your down in Naples and lauded - also, by coincidence will be going to Oregon as part of my spring trip this year

    4rl.4sl.fl@gmail.com - the wife and I live in the Moorings

    I would appreciate your response and thanks for taking your time
  7. Read
    12-05-2018 12:32 PM

    I am researching the purchase of an Airstream in retirement. For budgeting, I am looking at the costs of outfitting an Airstream for boondocking, including installing a lift and solar power.

    As I have read various posts, I am trying to get an idea of how much it would cost to supply and install solar on the roof of a 25 - 28 foot Airstream of sufficient size to supply all reasonable electrical needs along with lithium batteries.

    I have read various self install posts but would likely be more comfortable with a professional installation.

    Can you give me a ballpark of how much to budget you or another installer to provide a large enough system to be self sufficient?

    Thank you

  8. rc111
    09-13-2018 01:38 PM
    Hi Lew,

    I've been getting a lot of benefit from your many posts! Thought I would run this scenario by the expert

    I'veupgraded my 2007 Safari 23SE with 200W of solar (rooftop) and a line that allows me to connect a 100W portable panel on the ground, running through 30A solar charge controller. The controller can handle 400W, which means I could put another 100W up top. I upgraded to two 6V Lifeline GPL-4CT batteries (which give me 220 amp hours if I'm not mistaken). I also put in a 2800W sin wave Magnum inverter.

    What I am thinking of doing is replacing the dometic 2-way with a NovaKool RMU8320 AC/DC and be able to run it 24/7 while dry camping for extended periods. Basically, I'd like a fail-safe off the grid system that runs on solar.

    I am thinking to install the additional 100W panel, adding two more Lifeline GPL-4CT's (for a total of four) and spending the $ on the Novakool.

    Is this overkill? Am I missing anything in my analysis here?

  9. dawntol2
    07-08-2018 10:44 PM
    Hi Lew,
    We are new airstream owners (2016 25fb serenity) and I have been reading your posts regarding electrical upgrades. I'm planning to add solar and lithium. I've settled on the Victron Multiplus 3000VA and wonder if you have a recommendation for a solar charger. I can imagine getting up to 900W solar and 900 AH LiFePO batteries, but will likely start smaller. Thank you, Glenn & Dawn
  10. BBosso4
    06-13-2018 05:09 PM
    lewster, I live in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. My wife and I just bought an airstream and I really want to get the weboost system installed before we hit the road in August. In the threads I've read, it appears you've installed a handful of these. Are you currently in Naples and is there any way I can hire you to install ours? I'm nervous I'm going to totally jack up our beautiful new airstream in the process. Any thoughts?

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