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Old 01-26-2015, 07:33 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by bulletbob View Post
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.
Well, doesn't that make perfect sense Bob... Thanks as always Bob....

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:12 PM   #22
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Thanks For the explanation Bob. Glad mine got sorted out under warranty.

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Old 01-28-2015, 12:35 AM   #23
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Thanks Bob. I think I'll just open the door when running the generator vs taking the plastic out and allowing water to enter the compartment. That is unless you have a better suggestion.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:46 AM   #24
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The trailer is working out great! Everything works just fine. We took it on a 1300 mile trip this past weekend and were boondocking so we got the chance to use the genny too. That bad boy is heavy though. Still working on getting the WD dialed in

The only issues we've had so far are minor. The radio is not the correct one (doesn't have bluetooth even though it's a "standard" option). Also the door jamb on the bedroom pulled right out of the wall about the third time we opened that door. It's a pretty strong magnet and the jamb was only held in with thin nails, almost like really long brads. I put it back on using some wood screws and it's holding now.

Somehow I keep forgetting to get pictures though. Maybe when we go to Hunting Island, SC. at the end of the month.

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