We’ve just returned from our latest—and for many purposes—our last camping trip in the Aliner Scout. This is our farewell.
Eighteen months ago, we launched “Our Solar Electric Trailer Journey” with a grand vision of buying an electric truck, probably a Rivian, to two a trailer we’d equip with solar power. We still don’t have a truck, and the latest estimate for when one will arrive is still months in the future.
We didn’t let this stop us. We bought an Aliner Scout camper we could tow with our Chevy Bolt EV. We added solar panels and a 200 amp-hour, 2.5 kWh lithium battery, along with a top-of-the-line inverter/charger and charge controller. After months of research and education, we installed the panels, battery and all the rest ourselves.
Along the way, we shared our journey with you, including our many woes. We hope the challenges and problems we faced helped you or someone else to avoid some of the pain we experienced.
The pinnacle of our journey was a 1,000-mile trip we made towing our little RV with our little ev along the southeastern coast of the United States from Florida to North Carolina and back. What a blast!
On that trip, we were able to go five out of seven days without plugging in the trailer, operating on solar and battery power. And plenty of people told us it couldn’t be done!
While we won’t be posting here any longer, you can follow Devin’s podcast and newsletter here.
We’ll genuinely miss you. We’ve loved building relationships in the real world, from random folks we’ve met at charging stations who share what they’ve learned from our videos to our podcast and YouTube friends who’ve invited us to be guests on their shows. We’ll miss you all.
Thank you for the kindness, support and patience you’ve shown us. We’ve learned a great deal from you!
Now, good luck on your solar electric trailer journey, whatever it may be to you!
P.S. The Aliner is now for sale.