Year: 2020

Lithium Experiment Part 5

The verdict is in – according to Airstream the amount of weight of the lithium batteries is inconsequential.  So we are installing everything in Box Number 2. What this means is that the install now becomes easy and the maintenance completely accessible.  (see below for diagram) 😁. This makes...
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Lithium Experiment Part 4

Wiring the new lithium system will have its challenges – some good, some bad and some ugly. Below is a preliminary diagram of what this will look like.   To begin with is the ugly. We have a “rats nest” of existing wiring all centered around the Airstream Battery...
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Lithium Experiment Part 3

As mentioned in the “Lithium Experiment Introduction” our new lithium system will be installed under either Box Number 1 or Box Number 2 of the Lounge in Blue Streak, see drawing below. The specific parts of the lounge that is required to be removed in order to get at...
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Lithium Experiment Part 2

Let’s start with the basic sum of the parts list before we get into “taking the inside of Blue Streak apart to install the Lithium System”. Parts List: Obviously we began with the batteries.  We choose SOK 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery. We did this for...
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Lithium Experiment Introduction

We spend most of our time “Boondocking” (total this past summer 5 trips @ 14 days). What we have found is that our 2x6v Trojan T-105s = 105ah just aren’t cutting it.  While in the back country of BC catching sun to maintain a battery charge can be a...
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Glamping In September

Sometimes the world is in chaos and during that time we like to get lost.  We decided to spend the last two weeks of our camping season at one of our favorite locations on Vancouver Island.  Easy to get there – drive 200km north on Hwy 19 from our...
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Outdoor Cooking??

We have had folks ask us why we have an Outdoor Kitchen Set-up when our Airstream has a fully equipped kitchen?  Well, that is a great question. First, let’s go back to our beginnings.  We began camping in a tent.  That means ALL our cooking was on a camp...
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Summer Has Arrived!

WOW!  Here we are in mid-August 2020 and we FINALLY have summer arriving.  We are back to one of our favourite campgrounds on Vancouver Island: Loveland Bay.  Two weeks of sun and fun, who could ask for more. Part of the fun of heading into Loveland bay is the...
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Not In The ZipDee Manual

Just one of those OOPS! moments. The ZipDee awning is and interesting part of our Airstream.  To open, you undo the three (3) travel locks, take a special hook rod and catch a 3″ tongue (a strap) and pull the awning out to extend it. Easy really.  To close...
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TPMS Began To ALARM

When we hitched-up on leaving Morton Lake the TST-TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) began to ALARM!!!!! We never leave home without this important tool One of our tires on Blue Streak was only showing 10# of pressure and that’s a far cry from the normal 65# of pressure. So...
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