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Old 07-20-2019, 07:42 PM   #1
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Newbie Question about 22FB sport inverter

Hi, We are boondocking for the first time and ... our plug-in receptacles don’t seem to work ... and our microwave also is ‘dark’ ... we have a good (tested) battery and our lights, water pump, water heater all work ... but, we can’t plug in our toaster. So, are we only able to use the receptacles when connected to shore power?
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:53 PM   #2
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This is normal. The 22FB doesn’t have an inverter unless you bought the upgrade. Even with the upgrade, you wouldn’t be able to run the microwave. The upgrade inverter only gives you AC power to a couple of outlets. The specific ones are in the wiring diagram in the users manual.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:00 PM   #3
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Adding water via fresh water inlet

Hi, Thank you for resolving the non-working outlet mystery. One other question is ... at our campground, there is no way for us to hook up a hose to the fresh water inlet to fill the fresh water tank ... you have to fill a container and bring it to the trailer. We have a collapsible 5g container but, when we try to pour it into the fresh water inlet ... it doesn’t seem to go in very well. What is best practice for adding water via the fresh water inlet when you don’t have a hose hooked up to a water source?
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:44 PM   #4
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we replaced the stock inverter with a victron 3k converter/ inverter. it works along with the solar and lion battery upgrade we did
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:37 PM   #5
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Hi, Thank you for resolving the non-working outlet mystery. One other question is ... at our campground, there is no way for us to hook up a hose to the fresh water inlet to fill the fresh water tank ... you have to fill a container and bring it to the trailer. We have a collapsible 5g container but, when we try to pour it into the fresh water inlet ... it doesn’t seem to go in very well. What is best practice for adding water via the fresh water inlet when you don’t have a hose hooked up to a water source?
I use a small transfer pump to get the water out of the container and into the trailer. Others have probably figured out some passive way to do it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:52 PM   #6
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With the plugs, any that are shown as "inverter plugs" can usually handle up to 1000 watts for usage...so some chargers, low power hairdryers, low power coffee pots will work. But, stuff that requires more power will not.

And, for boondocking water invest in a few heavy duty rigid sided 4 or 5 gallon containers. They are strong, can be stacked, have a spout to use and are easy enough to handle for most folks. Invested in those after a trip where we struggled with a foldable container and were limited to the amount of water we could put in that thing...felt like we spend the entire week getting/toting/spilling water!

We usually carry 4 or 5 (if we have room). And of course the portable gray water tank to dispose of the used water.

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I use a small transfer pump to get the water out of the container and into the trailer. Others have probably figured out some passive way to do it.
We just plan ahead and know where we will be. When we leave a full service hook up, we will put water into the internal water tank if we know we will boondocks on the next stop.

While boon docking we know our microwave will not work so we only plan meals that use the range or we use our portable Coleman dual fuel stove on the picnic table.

There is no way to get water to the onboard water tank unless you pack a 12vdc transfer pump. Keep in mind you will need an outside 12vdc tap to run it.
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For filling the tank, we carry a rigid jug. Ours did not come with a spout, just a spigot, but the spigot screws off, and a garden hose end fits the thread. So I also carry a cut-off piece of hose to do the job.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:27 AM   #9
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We just plan ahead and know where we will be. When we leave a full service hook up, we will put water into the internal water tank if we know we will boondocks on the next stop.

While boon docking we know our microwave will not work so we only plan meals that use the range or we use our portable Coleman dual fuel stove on the picnic table.

There is no way to get water to the onboard water tank unless you pack a 12vdc transfer pump. Keep in mind you will need an outside 12vdc tap to run it.
I just installed a 12v outlet inside the outside flip up door on the refrigerator. My transfer pump is a normal RV water pump but Harbor Freight sells them as well.
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:07 PM   #10
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Water help

We purchased this little item as a way to connect almost any spigot to a hose. We have been to several NPS campgrounds where there is not a threaded connection, and this solves for that problem.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IBUP2RQ...eymoon_dp_vv_d

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I cut the bottom of a large soda bottle off at an angle and have used it to get water into the tank.
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