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Old 03-22-2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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Gen-Turi on Forester

Anyone sing a Gen-Turi on a 2801 or other Forester with generator just behind. the driver door. Did you install it yourself or have the eaglet install it. How long does it take to set up and take down?
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:22 AM   #2
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my friend has one on his diesel generator on his class A. He has it set up before you can open a beer.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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Once you install the adapter on the generator exhaust pipe putting the "smoke stack" on is very quick and easy. On my MBS I can attach the stabilizer cords to the rear ladder.

When our GTS 2800 arrives the genset moves up behind the drivers door so I picked up a set of Gen-Turi Generator Exhaust Anchors at Camping World. Those should hold it with no issues....
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:58 PM   #4
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I get this moves the exhaust above the roof but does it help at all with the sound. I've heard 1db which seems to me it doesnt
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:52 AM   #5
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It's not a muffler... On my "W" the diesel genset is located under the bed and it makes no difference in sound level. Getting the exhaust up in the air above the roof helps disperse it so you don't get ground level "smog" cloud around your rig.

You do need to make sure your roof vent doesn't suck the fumes in to the rig. On the "W" I set my rear Fan-Tastic fan for "exhaust" and the front Fan-Tastic for "intake" to avoid any issues. On the GTS you should probably reverse those fan settings since the genset is up front.
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My concern was how and where people attached the anchors in front of the slide. are the anchors rigid , or do they pull the pie against the coach body for support. I imagine one has to drill into the body to attach the anchors?
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #7
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The Gen-Turi Generator Exhaust Anchors are suction cups. There is no drilling required. The cords that the Gen-Turi "smokestack" uses are only there to stabilize it, they aren't load bearing....
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The Gen-Turi Generator Exhaust Anchors are suction cups. There is no drilling required. The cords that the Gen-Turi "smokestack" uses are only there to stabilize it, they aren't load bearing....

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A couple of years ago, while attending a RV Maintenance Rally, a Technician from the local Cummins/Onan dealer in Elkhart, Indiana cautioned us against using a Gen-Turi. Especially in close parking rallies and campgrounds or boondocking as you may blow exhaust into an open window of a neighbor RV and also as mentioned previously an exhaust fan on your unit sucking the exhaust into your rig. His advice was to let the generator blow just as its plumbed from the factory.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:53 PM   #10
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In a truck stop all of the diesel cars (big trucks) are exhausted above the roof. With the driver side slide open it has come inside the living area as plumbed from factory. I was on a coward incline on my driveway. So I guess trial and error, common sense and depends on where you are.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:02 AM   #11
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The techs comments are a valid concern. But I don't know he has seen some of the floor plans where the exhaust is very close to a slide out. If there isn't a ground breeze to disperse the exhaust fumes they can "hang around" under the slide and start to come in to the unit. I know with the "W" I could smell diesel exhaust, from the diesel genset, on some days. That is why I bought the Gen-Turi, it solved that issue.

With the GTS genset exhaust being right in front of the dinette slide out I'll be watching for the same exhaust issue. If it is a problem I already have a easy solution...
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Ok, I have to ask. What is the "W"?
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:27 PM   #13
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Ok, I have to ask. What is the "W"?
Gotcha eh? Look in my signature... It is a Sunseeker MBS 2400W. A "W" is the MBS floor plan with the almost full length drivers side slide out. It became the nickname for ours...

We just finished trading it in on a 2017 Sunseeker GTS 2800QSF that was ordered on March 21st...
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Always thought about adding one of these but read in the manual they could void warranty (page 2)

http://power.cummins.com/sites/defau.../F-1123-EN.pdf


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Always thought about adding one of these but read in the manual they could void warranty (page 2)
That is some good info... I'm not sure the Gen-Turi is truly an "exhaust extension" per se though. It is intentionally not gas tight as there is an open area at the bottom that allows cool air to mix with the exhaust gases. The individual sections of the "smoke stack" connections are snug but they aren't gas tight either. Keeping the Gen-Turi's weight off of the existing exhaust pipe is another good point. That is also discussed in the Gen-Turi user manual.

When I think of an "exhaust pipe extension", the way Cummin's is describing one, I think of the folks I've seen run cheap flex pipe clamped to their OEM exhaust. That meets all the bad issues Cummins is concerned with plus a few more...

The video linked below does a good job explaining how the Gen-Turi works.

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I find it amazing in this litigation happy country, that every RV manufacture who includes an Onan [or similar] genset with their rigs has not been sued for such a huge potential safety risk.

On my Georgetown, the Onan exhaust comes out in the middle of the long slide out between the Kit table [bed] and the Couch [bed]. HELLO!!!!!

To follow the RV manufactures logic, the exhaust pipe from the V10 engine would only be 2 feet long and everyone would be buying 3rd party exhaust pipe extensions.

While I detest lawyers, this is just begging for a lawsuit.
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