Jordan Madrid, owner of Albuquerque-based RV rental and service company Echo One Adventures, said he’s seen every campground near balloon fiesta over this past week.
“Everyone’s here,” Madrid said, adding that most campgrounds are fully booked. “… Just a parking nightmare pretty much everywhere.”
Madrid has been visiting campgrounds installing lithium batteries and solar power systems on-site, as part of a Balloon Fiesta partnership with Nevada-based Dragonfly Energy, which produces Battle Born Batteries.
Madrid said the goal of Echo One Adventures is to make traveling “stress and headache free.” This is the first time that Echo One Adventures has installed batteries at Balloon Fiesta; Madrid was surprised by the interest in the service.
Madrid said he’s been doing two to three battery installations per day during Balloon Fiesta, with many customers booking in advance to upgrade their RV power systems during the weeklong event. Madrid said that the company is also doing at least one full power system builds per day, and they’re booked a week out on builds.