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Old 03-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #11
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Thanks for the replies everyone. It appears various brands are used but no one is actually making use of the generator compartment in the Puma. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Maybe this is because no one can find a generator that actually fits (minus the Honda 2000).
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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ncamilli,

I use the generator compartment for storage which works out because it has limited storage space. I am not sure I would want to run a portable generator in there. I would worry about the proper ventilation etc. but some of the smaller ones may fit in there for storage. My honda 3000 will not.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #13
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We too struggled with the "portable" vs. permanent and after many months of research and tapping into my 15 yrs of generator experience, we went with a 4kw Onan permanent mounted. At the end of the day, trying to save a buck and convince yourself (myself) that portable is better because of noise, exhaust, better fuel etc. At the end of the day, after sweating your know what off setting up and unloading gear etc etc, its so nice just to push a button and let the generator come on and start cooling off. Ours is hooked directly into the fuel cell in the back and I installed a transfer switch at the breaker panel so running off shore power and genny is a no brainer/safe operation. Sure its more expensive, but mine was 3800 installed with a factory 2 yr warranty. Happy Camping!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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There is a guy that makes an exhaust and vent system for the Honda 2000 and 3000 that could work for the gen space.

Look on ebay he is there.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:01 PM   #15
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Thanks for the honest feedback harleycamper. I thought about that as well. Can you post some pics of your setup?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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We put a old Onan twin cylinder 4kw in our 5th wheel fits and runs at only 1800 rpm. Trailer came with fuel station and transfer switch installed. We like only having to push a switch and have power or have it running 30 minutes or so to cool down before we reach campground
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #17
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I have a fuel station but where is the transfer switch?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:15 PM   #18
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The transfer switch is installed behind the AC breaker panel where shore power comes in and terminates. It takes a little electrical knowledge to hook one up but its not terribly hard. The hardest part for me was getting my banana hands in the tight space and be able to focus a flashlight on the work area. I'm heading to my storage spot tomorrow so I'll return with some pictures for you.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #19
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Our transfer switch is attached to the back for the breaker panel. The wiring for the generator was already run up to the generator area stopping in a electrical box. Just had to run short wire to the box next to the generator compartment. The gas line was also run to the front. For us it was a easy DIY install. We have a Puma 298FQU with the generator prep. option.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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I would also like to know about the switch. Im thinking about adding a gen to my 356QLB. Dont exactly know about the two fuel lines up front and how it works where the battery is. Thanks...
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