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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Others can answer as well. If your current...

Others can answer as well. If your current controller is large enough you can take a suitcase without a controller run wires thru existing hole with the battery cables and splice into the wires from...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-07-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sport 16 STL
adding solar suitcase to sport 16

I added a port to the frame for the suitcase. I was able to push the + and - wires through the same port in the floor that the battery cables pass through. The two wires were then spliced to the...
Forum: Boondocking 01-02-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sport 16 STL
If you can manage with out a microwave and AC,...

If you can manage with out a microwave and AC, you can add two solar panels, a controller and additional battery and boondock for several days. Lithium battery prices have fallen but still...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-01-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By Sport 16 STL
There should be a second valve to drain the tank....

There should be a second valve to drain the tank. My 2018 Sport 16 has two valves.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-01-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Yes, I believe it is a second drain for the water...

Yes, I believe it is a second drain for the water tank. When you want to drain your water, open both valves.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-01-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Sport 16 STL
The easiest thing to do is attach the Controller...

The easiest thing to do is attach the Controller to back of the solar panels. Long term it would be best to mount inside next to 12 volt distribution bar. That makes it easy when you add additional...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-28-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I decided to use one controller and try to keep...

I decided to use one controller and try to keep it simple. Didn't know if 2 controllers would work well together 100% of the time. Can't wait to take an extended trip.
Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Solar suitcase add to roof panels

I need some of the assets here to help me check my work. I replaced my controller with an mppt Renogy 30 amp. I have two 90 watt Zamp panels on the roof. While replacing the controller, I added...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-27-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,884
Posted By Sport 16 STL
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xjl3s1CdYII&feature=...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xjl3s1CdYII&feature=youtu.be

Ecoflow Delta
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-27-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,884
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Converter converts 120 to 12 volt when you have...

Converter converts 120 to 12 volt when you have shore power. Newer ones, like you will have, also charge and tender the battery, again with shore power.
Anyone looking for a Yeti type battery...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 12-26-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By Sport 16 STL
There are plenty of people here that can help....

There are plenty of people here that can help. Mine came with wires already run. I had someone install the two panels, but I installed controller. Also built a 200watt suitcase and running it through...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 12-25-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I feel it is the best add on for a trailer. Are...

I feel it is the best add on for a trailer. Are you pre wired? The cost has become reasonable. A couple of panels and a solar controller and you have a solar start. I don't have all the answers but...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 12-24-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Nice install, could you put more on the opposite...

Nice install, could you put more on the opposite side if you wanted? On my 16 Bambi, I have one on each side which helps if I am parked in partial shade. Thanks for the pics.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-20-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,884
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Solar panels are relatively inexpensive, one of...

Solar panels are relatively inexpensive, one of the best options for a trailer. Longer battery life and longer off grid possibilities.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-19-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Haven't attended before but it is close so we...

Haven't attended before but it is close so we will consider attending.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 12-19-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I have a 2018 Bambi sport 16. I bought it used...

I have a 2018 Bambi sport 16. I bought it used but it came with 2 90 watt Zamp panels. They hang over just a bit on the silver portion of the roof. One on each side in front of the AC.
If you can...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-17-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,234
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Welcome, not to be repetitive, AC is out unless...

Welcome, not to be repetitive, AC is out unless you want a midsize generator. Add 2-4 solar panels to your trailer. Best single addition to a trailer. Longer battery life and much longer off grid...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-12-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Thanks, I assumed it was for some type of...

Thanks, I assumed it was for some type of communication cable. The other end is probably behind the gauges and pump switch console. Will help if I get a battery monitor like a victron.
Also thanks...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,402
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Check out the Delta 1000 by Eco Flow

Check out the Delta 1000 by Eco Flow
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-12-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Adding mppt controller 16' Bambi

Looking for answers, as always. I have a 2018 16' Bambi with 2 solar panels on the roof and a homemade 200 watt suitcase. Recently changed out the controller for a Renogy mppt. While my head was in...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,402
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Goal Zero 1000 on sale

For those interested, Goal Zero 1000 and a 100 watt panel is on sale at Costco for $999. $300 off

https://www.costco.com/.product.100486173.html?&EMID=B2C_2019_1212_DailyDealsDay9
Forum: Base Camp 12-08-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,064
Posted By Sport 16 STL
For those of us who are self installers WFCO now...

For those of us who are self installers WFCO now has a lithium charger that appears to be an easy install.
WF-8950L2-MBA is the model number if you are replacing a WFCO charger.
They also have...
Forum: Boondocking 11-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,566
Posted By Sport 16 STL
For those with a solar battery, wouldn't dare use...

For those with a solar battery, wouldn't dare use generator even if the solar panels generate power to charge the battery.
How do you integrate it in your trailer if trailer battery is low?
I am...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-24-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Confirming, yellow should be the positive.

Confirming, yellow should be the positive.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-10-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I believe it is drilled but there is so much...

I believe it is drilled but there is so much caulk it is difficult to tell.
I am in the process of adding a second Zamp port to the trailer and wiring directly into the existing controller for a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-09-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By Sport 16 STL
We have a sport 16 and have 2- 90 watt Zamp...

We have a sport 16 and have 2- 90 watt Zamp panels. Located in the front, just ahead of the AC. Shiny 16 , I wish I had the wing nuts, great idea to be able to remove the panels. I bought the trailer...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-08-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Victron install

Thanks for the the nice write up. I am considering installing one in our sport 16. Still researching and building confidence to begin the install.
Thanks for taking the time to share your...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Very nice, you must have calculated the...

Very nice, you must have calculated the dimensions carefully as it takes patience to get larger items in and out of the closet. Well done!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,018
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I have a 2018 sport 16 that I bought used. It has...

I have a 2018 sport 16 that I bought used. It has no TV or microwave, 110 /propane refrigerator.
We have 160 watts of solar on the roof and two 12v flooded batteries.
1- you should always buy a...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-04-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Where is your water heater? We have a 2018 sport...

Where is your water heater? We have a 2018 sport 16 and ours is in the bottom of the closet?
Nice job on the shelves. And issue loading over the aluminum strips?
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-04-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,542
Posted By Sport 16 STL
adding solar to sport 16

"How would one get over 200ah on a 16ft? As they are lion they would need to be relocated inside, where do people put a 4 battery array? I see the standard solar package switches off when using a...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-04-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sport 16 STL
winterizing sport 16

A little late but this is a kit I bought from an RV dealer. Inexpensive, maybe $4-5. The extra piece, not attached to the tubing, is if you have a clamp on style pump and not threaded like your...
Forum: Boondocking 10-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,566
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Some of the comments are very rigid. When you buy...

Some of the comments are very rigid. When you buy a generator does it come with gas? Is that false advertising if a generator just sits, doesn't generate, until you add gas?
A solar generator is...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-28-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sport 16 STL
winterizing sport 16

Silvr Bullet has it 100% correct. Plus a great photo as well. My only addition would be to be sure you have drained your fresh water. If not you will ave some water in your compartment when you...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-27-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,509
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Battery disconnect

We have a Sport 16 with 2 solar panels. If we flip the battery disconnect switch, does this also disconnect the solar controller from topping off the batteries?
From looking at the wiring under the...
Forum: Boondocking 10-21-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,566
Posted By Sport 16 STL
It has a built-in mppt solar charger, and a...

It has a built-in mppt solar charger, and a inverter. Some people have integrated similar products, like Goal Zero, into the trailer electrical system. I haven't figured out how to do that so I am...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-10-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,543
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Home made bike rack

Do the bikes fit in the back of the Yukon will the rear wheel on? Our mountain bikes don't fit our Jeep unless they lean at a 45° angle or we take both wheels off.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,543
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I stole this idea from van conversions. Some put...

I stole this idea from van conversions. Some put wheels on one end and slide bikes into the van.
The fork holders are ones they sell for mounting into pick up beds. They hold the bikes very solid....
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-02-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,543
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Home made bike rack

Your bike rack looks great. Hopefully you can get many miles of use. I am also frustrated by the lack of bike options on Airstream trailers.
My wife and I rarely go on a trip without two bikes. I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Solar panels sport 16

Space is an issue, especially when a battery monitor will be added. Both look to be good options.

What are a couple of lithium capable charge controllers that you recommend?

I have a much...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-18-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Adding suitcase panel to existing solar controller

Here is the look in the Sport 16.
What is best way to connect the wires from the suitcase panel, to the input green and yellow solar input wire?
My current idea is two small bus bars to connect...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-18-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By Sport 16 STL
My controller is 30 amp. With the suitcase panel...

My controller is 30 amp. With the suitcase panel l should be between 15-20 amps. I have ordered a solar generator with a built-in mppt solar controller and I want to utilize it.
My solar wires are...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-18-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Adding a solar panel to existing system

Mine is different and I will post some pics.
A question on your photo. The yellow is positive from the panels. The red is the negative from the panels? They are both attached to the charge...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-16-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I don't think I have the ability to run wires to...

I don't think I have the ability to run wires to the roof. I do have easy access to the green and yellow solar wires from the roof. Can I put each wire on a mini buss bar. Then run the suitcase...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-16-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Solar roof plus suitcase

Yes I have 2 90 watt solar panels on roof.
Charge controller is 30 watt. Is it acceptable to make a junction with the roof wires and a 100watt portable panel before attaching to the controller?...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-16-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,363
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Solar panels sport 16

I have two solar panels on the roof and a wanderer pwm charge controller.
The controller only has one+ and one - solar input.
I would like to add a folding panel and use the same controller.
Is...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-15-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,575
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Brainodo, I have a solar generator on order...

Brainodo,
I have a solar generator on order and it would be great if you could outline how you integrated your goal zero into your system
I have 180 watts on the roof and looking for ways to...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-15-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,575
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I have one in my sport 16. I have only heard a...

I have one in my sport 16. I have only heard a very occasional click. Very quiet. Mine is mounted on the floor. Rubber washers maybe a great solution, Also try a piece of the anti slip rug mat, or...
Forum: Boondocking 09-13-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,181
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Javacowboy When you finished your trip your...

Javacowboy
When you finished your trip your black tanks said 50%? How much fresh water did you have remaining? 4 showers, did you take them outside?
Anyone have a good outside shower curtain...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-12-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,940
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Solar charger

I have access to the controller. I didn't know if I could make a splice or junction on the positive and negative wire coming from the roof top.
I have an unused mc4 connector on the roof but...
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