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Old 01-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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So are there inverter options on a 2012/2013 Sport 22?

So...can you purchase a factory inverter/charger for a 2012/2013 Sport 22? If not, what are my options? If so, what are my upgrade options
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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The Sport 22 comes with a converter (single stage charger/12V power supply) and has an optional 600 watt inverter. I believe the combined inverter/charger is only in the motor homes.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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I assume it is easier to install a larger inverter if you have the factory inverter due to wiring, etc. Is there space to increase the inverter size in the factory location?
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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There information about inverters in this thread.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...-fb-99871.html
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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There are lots of inverters available that will work just fine. I have only a small one to run the TV. It only uses about 120 watts. I find I really don't need AC for anything else. I can get by with propane and 12 VDC if I have to.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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Why Do You Want an Inverter?

Please confirm that we are addressing the right question for you.
As wazbro has stated, the Sport 22 comes with a Converter/Charger. WHy do you want an inverter/charger?
When you ask, "what are my options?" Options to do what?
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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I have a 300 watt true sine wave inverter that I use to run the satellite receiver, the TV and the odd recharge of my laptop. If I need more AC than that, out comes the trusty Honda 2000i

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #8
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Talked to the dealer today, the only upgrade/option on a sport is whether or not to have a microwave. So no inverter.

I am wanting to run existing AC outlets, including the microwave from battery. I don't want to run the Fridge HW Heater or air conditioning from AC while on batteries. Ideally, I would change out the charger to be a 3 stage charger as well so I will need to determine whether to go converter with separate inverter or combined inverter/charger.

I don't pick up my new 2013 Sport 22' until this weekend, so I don't have the amp/wattage for the microwave yet and I can't start opening panels to see how much space I have to work with as it is 4 hours away....

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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The microwave will use up the battery reserve rapidly. If you have a 750 watt microwave, you will need a 1,000 watt inverter when you consider the losses thru the inverter. A larger microwave will require a larger inverter. Not very efficient IMHO.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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I am mostly wanting it so that when I stop for lunch I can run the microwave/convection oven for a bit and get back on the road without having to unload and setup the generator. My last RV had 4x T145 batteries and a heart 2k inverter. I found that I could run the furnace, micro, lights, water pump and TV as much as I wanted for 4-6 days in a much larger RV.

My goal is to be able to run the sport for a weekend with some minor microwave use without setting up a generator as long as I do some driving to charge up the batteries some. I do plan on getting a pair of Honda 2k generators for air conditioning use while dry camping in the middle of summer.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:31 AM   #11
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OK, get real here.
WATTS=VoltsxAmps
run your outlets and microwave = 1200 watts
12 vdc x 100 apms x the inverse of the inverter efficency
100 amp draw on the battery = about 30 minutes.
You can only discharge the lead acid battery to 85% of nominal voltage without ruining the battery.
Upgrade power cables to hadle the load.
Upgrede battery to 300 amp hour battery.
Upgrade converter to charge this big battey.
Parts = batteries 2 each at $400.00, 125 lb each
4/0 cables and lugs about $125.00, 10 lb
inverter, 1200 watt, 120 vac $700.00, 40 lb
Battery charger, about $400.00
installation, about $1000.00
You're looking at about adding 300 lb to the trailer at a cost of about $3050.00. Are you sure this is worth it just to heat something up in the microwave?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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Things that make go hmmmmmm.

I will evaluate over time, a generator is higher on the list and will perhaps negate that need. I had considered cost, but was currently more concerned with with whether there was even space for such upgrades as storageis a premium.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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So...can you purchase a factory inverter/charger for a 2012/2013 Sport 22? If not, what are my options? If so, what are my upgrade options
Check out the "Sterling Power Pro Combi S Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger 12V_120V 2500W / 60A". It will do the 30A passthru, provide a 4-stage very advanced battery charging, and take care of your inverter needs.
Here is a link.... Sterling Power Products: Manufacturers of High Quality Advanced Marine and Automotive Digital Power Products
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The Sport 22 comes with a converter (single stage charger/12V power supply) and has an optional 600 watt inverter. I believe the combined inverter/charger is only in the motor homes.
Ours came with the 3-stage charger.
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