Originally Posted by L2R
Looks like you have been 'extensively' been thru this unit. I have a couple of questions for you.
1. why did you pick the Tigertrak over the others? The safe-T-plus seems to be very popular post wise but I don't know the difference.
2. you spent some time and effort on heat shields and air flow for the generator area.
Is this something you purchased and installed or did you fabricate something. Sounds like the engine heat might be an issue?
Indeed I have. I knew what I was buying and had no dilusions about what would be needed to make it "fit".
1. I chose the BlueOx Tiger track because it is heavier and engineered better then the other choices. The SafeTPlus is an entirely different story. I contemplated buying the BlueOx TruCenter but I felt that I could get what I needed at a much lower cost.
2. I spent a lot if time on the overheating genny issue because it almost killed our fur kids. The heat shield was fabricated at the factory under warranty and the fresh air vent was fabricated in Fontana, California. Both while we were on the road. The combination solved the problem. We only travel during the summer so the ambient heat combined with the heat off the V-10 exposed the apperant design flaw regarding the placement of the genset. That flaw was tested and documented by Cummins/Onan. They even predicted the fuel pump failure.
If you do not travel during the summer and run the genset on the road followed by parking and leaving the pups while you explore, you will most likely not experience the problem. The chassis AC does not keep up with ambient air temps much above 80* and with the summer sun shining away.