Wacky Wanderers

exploring on the road as a family

Fixing the Inverter / Charger Power Loop in our Airstream

Last year I installed an inverter in our 2018 Airstream Sport 22FB. The inverter has worked awesome so far, but I did create one problem. When the inverter was turned on it would power the battery charger, created a power loop that quickly drained the battery unless we manually turned off the charger at the breaker panel. In this post, I finally fix the problem.

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Building out the kitchen of our Sprinter van

When we bought our van, Azul, from its previous owner it had already been partially converted into an RV by Sportsmobile. Additionally, the previous owner had built a large counter for food prep, etc. However, the van did not have a good table for the 4 of us to share a meal inside (for cold mornings, rainy days, etc.). It also didn’t have a fridge or water source.

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Building a bunk bed for our Airstream Sport 22FB: Part III (learning to weld)

I’ve always wanted to learn to weld, but it’s always seemed a bit overwhelming to get started. Building a bunk bed for our Airstream has provided me with the perfect excuse! My original plan was to just use my friend’s welder, but pretty quickly I found myself at our local welding supply shop buying myself a whole welding setup.

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Installing a dimmable bathroom light in our Airstream

Our 2018 Airstream Sport 22 came with great bright-white LED lighting that makes it feel sunny inside the camper even when it’s a bit cloudy outside. However, when it’s evening time and we’re trying to settle down, those lights are way too bright, and we found we were using battery operated lights and candles instead. That’s why I installed a dimmable light in the bathroom before our big trip.

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Touring the Living Vehicle

Justin had made an appointment a couple days prior for us to all tour the Living Vehicle. The Living Vehicle is a camper/tiny home that is very well built and laid out. The guy who started the company and created the design used to remodel Airstreams. He took what he didn’t care for and what he loved in Airstreams and created the Living Vehicle which is designed to be lived in full time.

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