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Old 01-19-2015, 10:56 AM   #11
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:53 AM   #12
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Just make sure the plastic strip behind the screen is out of the generator door!!!! Mine wasn't and the generator overheated several times before we discovered that.

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Old 01-21-2015, 09:55 AM   #13
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Just make sure the plastic strip behind the screen is out of the generator door!!!! Mine wasn't and the generator overheated several times before we discovered that.

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I wonder why? Lots of other RV brands don't have a ventilated door for the generator and are fine. What could be the difference here?
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:59 AM   #14
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It's heeeeeerrrrrrre!

There is no room for cooling air to get to the generator. At least in my XLR Hyperlite.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:00 AM   #15
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There is no room for cooling air to get to the generator.
Right, but other brands are setup the exact same way but without the vents and are fine. My last Heartland product had the gen in the front with a solid door. My new 395 will have the gen in the identical spot but with a ventilated door. Not sure why it's required on an FR product but not on other brands. Maybe Bob can clear this up...
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Clarity would be good.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #17
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If the genny compartment is separate from the battery compartment their may not be proper ventilation.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:48 AM   #18
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If the genny compartment is separate from the battery compartment their may not be proper ventilation.
That's what I'm saying though. The Onan 5500 on my Road Warrior was in the front compartment with the forward facing hatch. It was in it's own box that had a rubber seal around it so when you closed the front hatch, the generator was completely sealed off from the rest of the compartment and from outside air. Never overheated once...
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:57 AM   #19
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Just make sure the plastic strip behind the screen is out of the generator door!!!! Mine wasn't and the generator overheated several times before we discovered that.

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I have the same door on my 27 HFS and the plastic panel is installed behind the screened portion of the door. After reading other posts about water intrusion into the compartment and rust forming on the surfaces, I would not want to remove the panel and cause more problems.

So far I have no signs of water entering the compartment. However if I remove the plastic panel from the top portion of the door there is nothing to keep rain water out.

I rarely use the generator and the last time it was over 105 degrees, I just opened the door to allow ventilation while the generator was running. The other times the outside air temp was much cooler and I left the door closed and ran the generator without any problems.
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The short and sweet explanation is....on the Onan 5500 series, both the intake and exhaust are located on the bottom of the generator. The vented door is not necessarily needed but we choose to use it for more air circulation. On the 4000 watt (which we use in the travel trailers) Onan requires the extra ventilation in the door because the intake air comes from the upper portion of the Gen set.
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