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Old 02-14-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question Generator Install Help Needed

We recently purchased a 26HFS with fuel station and generator prep. I then ordered a new Onan 4000 to install in the generator compartment.

Sunday I attempted to complete the install. I removed the compartment floor, lined the whole compartment with Dynamat Extreme for some sound deadening and then attempted to install the generator.

None of the mounting holes line up with the bolt locations on the generator, it appears like the cross braces are not properly installed in the camper.

Also, I expected the generator to fit down completely in the cut out and rest on the trailer frame, it does not. It actually sets on the edge of the plywood around the opening. Is this normal?

Any advice or guidance from previous install experience would be great.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:03 PM   #2
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I wonder if there's an install kit.. do you have a template of the mount?
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I don't believe there is an install kit. I spoke with someone at the "factory" and they say from inside the front cover of the generator they just shoot one lag screw into the plywood flooring and that is how it is secured....

I will find a better way.
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I don't believe there is an install kit. I spoke with someone at the "factory" and they say from inside the front cover of the generator they just shoot one lag screw into the plywood flooring and that is how it is secured....

I will find a better way.

That is how mine was done from the factory.
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That is how mine was done from the factory.
Seems pretty shady to me. I just can't install mine that way. I will post some pics of what I come up with.
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stevebarnet71, If you don't mine me asking, where did you get your Gen from?
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stevebarnet71, If you don't mine me asking, where did you get your Gen from?
Bought it from my local Cummins Onan dealer. I did some internet searches first for the best price and they matched the best deal I could find.
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I'm not sure one lag would be muy bien, but a few more into 3/4 ply should actually hold. Its holding the walls on, after all. I'm surprised the factory didn't use staples. 1000 of those suckers would hold California onto the rest of the 48... but I don't know why you would want to
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I'm surprised the factory didn't use staples. 1000 of those suckers would hold California onto the rest of the 48... but I don't know why you would want to
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Complete the generator install today. Used a sheet of aluminum to fabricate a proper mounting plate which I bolt into the compartment then attached the generator to the plate using the proper mounting locations on the bottom of the generator.
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