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Old 04-10-2017, 07:10 AM   #1
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Another question since I haven't picked her up yet

I am picking up my 2017 Sport 22FB on 4/27. Is there room on the battery rack for 2 batteries? We boondock a lot and 2 batteries are essential to me.

(If not, I may have to get a welding shop to add a longer battery rack on top of the tongue.)

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If you intend to boon-dock with any level of frequency, even with 2 batteries, there is no reason not to carry a 1000 watt generator. Far more security and a lot less expensive in the long run.
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Bobbo,
We also have a 22' we are picking up at the end of the month at Colonial and we did order solar and a second battery. There is room on the tongue for it but they have to relocate the Zamp auxiliary solar plug a little bit, as right now it is blocking the spot for the other battery. Apparently they have done it before. Shouldn't need a welding shop.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
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Wonderful news.

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Old 04-10-2017, 10:01 AM   #5
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If you intend to boon-dock with any level of frequency, even with 2 batteries, there is no reason not to carry a 1000 watt generator. Far more security and a lot less expensive in the long run.
Agreed. I converted my Yamaha EFi2000 to connect to the propane outlet and its runs like a champ. Quiet too.
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We added a 2nd battery and a solar panel. I'd have it no other way. I especially love not having to deal with a generator. YMMV.
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Did you by chance add that EZ-Start unit to your A/C, so that maybe your Honda 2000 might run the 13,500 btu air on a Sport 22? If so, does anyone know if messing around with a new A/C unit will screw up the warranty?
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Yamaha I meant
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We haven't even picked up our Sport 22FB yet, and we have already traded up to a Flying Cloud 23FB. The dual battery question is now null since the FC 23FB comes with two.
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Did you by chance add that EZ-Start unit to your A/C, so that maybe your Honda 2000 might run the 13,500 btu air on a Sport 22? If so, does anyone know if messing around with a new A/C unit will screw up the warranty?
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Hey rg. I didn't even try this. I was going to run ac only on shore power.
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