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Our Airstream didn’t come with an inverter installed. There is one AC panel inside the Parallax power distribution center which distributes the 30 Amps from the street connection to all internal plugs, the refrigerator, the DC power converter, and the air conditioner. Adding an inverter complicates this setup considerably, for reasons I will now attempt […]

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Visiting the Everglades has been a travel goal for some time. Despite setting a goal to make it there, we had somehow managed to not spend much time researching our options. We planned to spend a few days there in our usual slow travel style. Our early research indicated that we should get good verizon […]

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In case anybody needs proof that I love my wife, I’ll tell you about the Inverter we installed in the Airstream. You see, my wife loves her Blendtec Blender, which checks in at 1800 watts of pure blending bliss. She found a lower-wattage hair dryer for use in the Airstream, but that Blender was going […]

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Last spring I performed a major Solar Power upgrade on the Airstream. I added 405 watts of solar panels and a solar charge controller to recharge our batteries and extend our boondocking options. When we arrived in Idaho at my brother’s place last May, I began the second phase of that upgrade. I put in larger batteries, […]

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My first experience with a tire blowout on the Airstream was only the second time I towed it. We were headed back to Virginia after picking up the Airstream in Carlyle, IL. (This was back in the fall of 2013.) Our second tow was from Louisville, heading East. Our destination was Lake Vesuvius, right at the […]

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During our backpacking trip on the Apostle Islands this August, I recorded some video to help us remember the trip. Our two night, three day trip gave us so much video that I ended up with three videos! If you want to see more of our adventures, subscribe to our YouTube channel. I hope you […]

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