I have been looking for a cargo rack so I can take my kayaks with us while pulling the Airstream. This fits the bill and looks great. I have this installed on my 2013 Ford Raptor. Leitner Designs https://www.leitnerdesigns.com/
We had a complete power system upgrade a couple years back and I never posted any of the details. Lew Farber from SolarTech Energy Systems did the install at his shop in Naples, Florida. We were very very happy with his quality of work and would highly recommend him. He is also a very nice guy.
Other than the obvious there are two added benefits we now have since Lew completed the installation. By moving the batteries into the trailer and closer to the axles we have less tongue weight and I now do not have separate AC and DC outlets.
• 4 SP-100 solar panel kits
• 1 Signature Victron 30/MPPT/6 controller core with Bluetooth monitoring and battery monitor
• 1 Magnum MS-2012 2000 watt sine wave inverter
• 1 Magnum ME-RC remote
• 1 Magnum class T fuse kit
• 1 inverter disconnect switch, 300 amp
• 1 50 amp 12VDC disconnect breaker
• 1 30 amp 120VAC/12VDC power center
• required 10/3 marine cable
• required 2/0 and 4/0 class K welding cable
• 2 Lifeline GPL-4CT 300 amp/hour 6VDC AGM batteries
• 1 300 amp battery disconnect switch
There are a few other things I had him do while he had everything torn apart – two 12v fridge fans, his WeBoost 4G-X high gain cell boost package, and he added the Winegard Rayzar antenna.
I broke my folding camping table so I had to find something else to put my Weber Q1000 grill on – this stand works perfectly AND fits in the outdoor storage compartment on my Airstream.
This is a nifty little alarm with a motion sensor that plugs into your 12v plug in your vehicle or camper. Works perfectly in my Airstream pointing towards the front door while being used as an intruder alarm.
I have been interested in candle LED bulb technology for a while and now I can have it AND a speaker in one nice small package.
DiKaou LED Flame Bluetooth Speaker – https://amzn.to/2LGLr4I
I have a couple of the Lifetime brand coolers from Walmart and instead of using packing straps with the big hooks on them I decided to try these and I really like them. AIEVE Cooler Tie Down Kit https://amzn.to/2SD5NN2 , 15% off code 9DZL4ORG
The screen in for the emergency exit window was separating from the frame the last time I was in my trailer and I finally decided to fix it.
Precision Pick Set – https://amzn.to/2XejZ4B
Screen Spline Tool – https://amzn.to/2Lni6LM
When I arrive at the campground and unhook the Airstream most times I end up putting the bars and hitch into the back of my truck. Leaving these items at the campsite is much more preferrable in my book. I like the idea of taking them off but also not having them laying on the ground and these brackets work perfectly for me.
Hitchport Spring Bar Storage Mount https://amzn.to/2NnViOr
Hitchport Hitch Bar Storage Mount https://amzn.to/2Lt1aDK
Hitchport Security Screws w/Bit https://hitchport.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fsecurity-screws-with-bit
I had a couple questions regarding how my new A/V system works in the Airstream. I planned to make a video just showing how everything works but then I stumbled across a pretty cool upgrade so I have combined these both into one longer than normal video. Please enjoy!
I was not exactly unhappy with my E2 hitch but I knew it could be much better. I reached out to Andy Thompson from CanAm RV in London, Ontario about a year ago with a bunch of questions and then again a few months back and I was sold. I took the trip and could not be happier with the new EAZ Lift hitch setup and the customer service I received from CanAm.