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Route Del Sol's eStar Videos

We travel to Seattle, finish up a few things then go our separate ways as we travel to the Midwest to visit family and Joel continues on to catch the Ferry to take him to Alaska.
Published on September 10, 2018

Welding hinges and getting the panel drawers in. Only one day left!
Published on August 11, 2018

The last couple days of work here in Ashland, Oregon. Getting the top array onto the vehicle, building the back panels and celebrating the build coming to a close…almost…
Published on August 31, 2018

Cutting the foam and fabric, sewing the covers and fitting them all in the eStar to create a cozy booth/bed.
Published on September 10, 2018

We’re moving along with the panel array and the interior… we’ve only got 2 days left to finish this up enough to get it on the road and get Joel to Alaska before the weather turns cold!
Published on August 9, 2018

This is long overdue but we’re so excited to get into a shop space and the project continues. Only one week left to finish up!
Published on August 5, 2018

We’re starting to build the solar cassette that the panels will fit into and talk a little about what it takes to do a project like this.
Published on August 5, 2018

The panel arrays are coming together!
Published on July 28, 2018

We took a road trip to Portland to pick up our newest member of the team and the shipment of solar panels which proved much harder than expected…
Published on July 23, 2018

We explain the energy system and make some progress on the inside camper space.
Published on July 17, 2018

The windows are installed and we’re cooling off in front of our swamp cooler powered by our lawn mower!
Published on July 13, 2018

The batteries are connected, the inverter is hooked up and the Estar is charging off of the secondary battery pack!
Published on July 10, 2018

We were in the 4th of July parade in Ashland, OR and watched some epic fireworks!
Published on July 7, 2018

We finished putting the battery pack in!
Published on July 6, 2018

We finally started installing the batteries, soldering them together, ate some yummy food and got some Spanish lessons. All of this while our vehicles charge in the sun!
Published on July 1, 2018

Making Insulators, finishing the battery box and creating a jig out of Legos to bend the tabs on the batteries so they can be soldered together.
Published on Jun 30, 2018

Soldering vertical connections on the batteries.
Published on Jun 28, 2018

We cut the rubber to line the battery box and started putting together the box.
Published on Jun 27, 2018

We are building the battery box for the secondary battery pack in Route Del Sol’s Estar.
Published on Jun 27, 2018

Taking a little break from building solar electric vehicles and enjoying a weekend at the beach with family.
Published on Jun 24, 2018

We are introducing our latest project, a collaboration with Joel Gregory Hayes of Route Del Sol. We will be turning a 2010 International eStar into a solar powered camper van. We will be documenting this build and trip so be sure to subscribe and follow us on this exciting new journey!
Published on Jun 22, 2018

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