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Old 02-12-2015, 03:02 PM   #21
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Yes I checked Onan as well....they do stand behind their well running gen sets to be pretty much free of fumes and they don't sell any kind of smoke stack for them, however my wife called and they are saying something is mandatory so rather than spending an inordinate amount of money I am to try to rig some PVC to pass their smell test. I would change my mind about had we not scheduled to get our windshield replaced there at considerable discount.

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Old 02-12-2015, 11:33 PM   #22
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I bet there will be a group of individuals that will not be using them and won't use them, and nothing will be said.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #23
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I have a solution for my rig that I really don't like but if they are telling us it's mandatory I want to be prepared...I should have everything I need by Tuesday and I will post pics but I am with you.....I think it sucks but they are saying they will enforce it however....my coach did not come with a smoke stack so I should not have too add one.

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Old 02-16-2015, 09:12 PM   #24
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Here is my solution which I hope does not look to lame but for 30 bucks....2, 12 foot sticks of ABS, 3, ABS 90's, 4 suction cups and Velcro straps and I glued just one side of the 90's to make it easier to put together.

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Looks fine, did you try it? I guess it didn't over heat on you correct....
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:52 PM   #27
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I am not sure what the temperature of the Onan 5.5 exhaust fumes are....have not found that ......I can change materials if necessary but ABS is used in heating and cooling exhaust and is rated at 200 degrees F. I will run it tomorrow with the piping 1 inch from the tail pipe and check the results.

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Old 02-16-2015, 11:45 PM   #28
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....to tell you the truth I am leaning towards it being a recommendation only. I went to Onan and they cautioned against the home made or otherwise modified exhaust systems for the carbon dioxide back up problems and because their emissions output is as safe as they can make it but I do want to be a good neighbor.

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The emission output of current generators in RV's put out upward of 3% CO, (30,000ppm), as they are uncontrolled combustion engines without catalysts. The immediately dangerous to life and health level is 1200ppm. So dilution of the exhaust before it gets to anyone's breathing zone is essential. Do what you can, and if there is no breeze at all be very careful.

The manufacturers of these thing should do more, but they don't. If you want to read a nightmare look at this on houseboat, which are essentially floating RV's.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4949a1.htm

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I would think that the fumes the gen set is putting out are as safe as they can make it if there are no problems or defects and again need no help though in order to comply with rally I am going to at least pretend I am training the exhaust out of the tail pipe up above the roof as they wish.

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I would think that the fumes the gen set is putting out are as safe as they can make it if there are no problems or defects and again need no help though in order to comply with rally I am going to at least pretend I am training the exhaust out of the tail pipe up above the roof as they wish.

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Like I said, they are UNCONTROLLED engines with NO emission controls. The houseboats were so dangerous that they started putting exhaust extensions on them AND some even installed catalysts.

There is no reason the mfg aren't installing extended exhausts and other controls except the $$$$ and there is no requirement in regulation.




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