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joe&julie81

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Posted: 07/12/21 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone with a Nest, how do you like it? I'm curious about the fridge and power supply situation. It appears to be a 12v only fridge, not a compressor fridge? Also there's just 2 batteries and no solar? How is that possible to keep the power caught up for that kind of use? Even if the batteries are lithium?


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Posted: 07/12/21 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm afraid you'll have to provide the make and model of refer to get meaningful answers. I'm not holding my breath.

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joe&julie81 wrote:

...How is that possible to keep the power caught up for that kind of use? Even if the batteries are lithium?
By plugging into 120v when you get to your destination (assuming you have a converter which is pretty ubiquitous in a RV).

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They have a compressor if it gets as cold as indicated, looks like draw is below 50AH a day, you could feasible get 3 days from a pair of batteries. I think 4 days would be pushing it and harmful to batteries, a solar suitcase can easily be deployed to help keep up with demand.

When off the grid we have solar, a fast charging converter, and most importantly, for true self-containment, we have both Onan and portable Champion inverter gennies. We figure why take a chance, we can camp anywhere, anytime, and under extreme weather conditions.

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What is a solar suitcase?

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Suitcases are expensive and a pain to setup and takedown every day. If you are considering a Nest, review carefully their cargo capacity.

“Net carrying capacity: 600 lbs…”

https://www.airstreamofscottsdale.com/blog/how-much-does-2019-airstream-nest-weigh/amp/


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joe&julie81 wrote:

What is a solar suitcase?


Two panels hinged together. Or a way to separate you from your money (buy 2 panels and 2 hinges, and roll your own for a lot less money).

https://freecampsites.net/adding-solar/


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Is anyone specifically familiar with the Airstream Nest? Are we meaning the fridge has a 12v DC Danfoss compressor?There are no louver vents on the outside wall of the camper. And do these Nests typically come with lithium batteries since they are high end trailers?

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Posted: 07/12/21 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This Airstream page has downloadable manuals and parts lists which should answer your questions.
https://www.airstream.com/owners/manuals/?s_manuals=nest

Sorry, I am not personally familiar with Nests.


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Is solar widely available on Airstreams?

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