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Old 06-14-2015, 10:42 AM   #21
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I ordered the coach ready for a generator as toy haulers have gas tanks and I wanted to be able to easily access fuel when i did install a generator. Since the dealer wanted $500.00+ for a factory installed small tv, I was ready to try finding a generator on my own for less $$. I ran the Yamaha generator sitting on the trailer tongue, so for me the issue is one of design. Is it safe to run a generator mounted under your sleeping compartment with the chance of getting gassed by your won rig?
You still have me confused. If you are getting fumes inside when mounted on the tongue you would defiantly get them from a compartment under your bed. That is, unless it is designed to be mounted there such as one for a MH. That is probably what the dealer would have installed and you wouldn't have had any problems.

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Old 06-14-2015, 03:47 PM   #22
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NO ! ! ! unless you have the exhaust plumed outside the trailer..........as I said in a previous post I do have an RV generator for sale and I am in Red Lodge Mt
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:45 PM   #23
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There is a kit to raise th exhaust to roof level
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:00 AM   #24
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BE VERY CAREFUL! Many people have a very bad habit of going cheap, and this is one spot where doing so will KILL YOU ALL! it has to have a completely sealed compartment from the rest of the coach (exhaust, gas odors) the exhaust has to be plumbed far away from living areas, most if not all portable generators do not have a cooling fan big enough to pull in cooling air from inside a compartment, and many other things to work on (invertors, wiring, breakers) it is not easy to make this work safely!
So please be safe and do not cut corners on this job!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:17 AM   #25
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BE VERY CAREFUL! Many people have a very bad habit of going cheap, and this is one spot where doing so will KILL YOU ALL! it has to have a completely sealed compartment from the rest of the coach (exhaust, gas odors) the exhaust has to be plumbed far away from living areas, most if not all portable generators do not have a cooling fan big enough to pull in cooling air from inside a compartment, and many other things to work on (invertors, wiring, breakers) it is not easy to make this work safely!
So please be safe and do not cut corners on this job!!
This would be my point.

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Old 06-15-2015, 09:30 AM   #26
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BE VERY CAREFUL! Many people have a very bad habit of going cheap, and this is one spot where doing so will KILL YOU ALL! it has to have a completely sealed compartment from the rest of the coach (exhaust, gas odors) the exhaust has to be plumbed far away from living areas, most if not all portable generators do not have a cooling fan big enough to pull in cooling air from inside a compartment, and many other things to work on (invertors, wiring, breakers) it is not easy to make this work safely!
So please be safe and do not cut corners on this job!!
I think we are too late with our warnings. See his post above. He wouldn't give a dealer 500 to install one. I spent 4 times that for a good 3000 watt portable Honda. Harbor Freight is the only place I know of that will beat 500 and they are very noisy. Besides everyone on here that has bought one has said they only last one to two years then die.

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Old 06-15-2015, 12:54 PM   #27
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5th Wheel Generator instal

I see that there are still some comments on this topic so I will add my comments too. We had an older Sprinter with the Onan 4000 installed in the front compartment. It was difficult to sleep at night due to the noise and vibrations as well the exhaust could enter through the bed slide. Our next RV was a 2004 Mountaineer but the front compartment was too narrow to fit the generator, so a rear bumper install was designed. The generator box frame is just bolted to the bumper frame on our 2010 Silverback RE and now our 2013 Silverback RL. The FR Engineers may frown on this installation however Mr. O has ridden this way for over 40K Miles. If we have a 15 or 30 Amp power source, I plug it into the generator box which also has the transfer switch so that the generator can be used too if there is poor voltage. The power is then run via a 30 Amp extension cord in conduit along the frame entering through the floor behind the cupboard drawers to an outside plug. With this set up on our travels to AZ, Mr. O runs all night powering the furnace and an infra red heater. Pic #5 is just before we leave for AZ.



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Old 07-16-2015, 04:15 PM   #29
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Works if you do not have a new camper cause it will void the warranty. Later RJD
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Works if you do not have a new camper cause it will void the warranty. Later RJD
Delivery of our new Silverback was delayed due to the US November National Elections, however the generator box was installed forthwith and was operational on our December trip to AZ.
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