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Old 04-23-2016, 07:52 PM   #41
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Yeah everyone should have a nice lil genny.
I agree, i was going to get one eitherway but 550 is actually affordable.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:02 PM   #42
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:05 PM   #43
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Yeah everyone should have a nice lil genny.
I need to get me one.. would love to find a way to mount it nicely under abus where it would survive ohio winters, rain, and such.. oh and survive the theives!!

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Old 04-23-2016, 09:13 PM   #44
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I need to get me one.. would love to find a way to mount it nicely under abus where it would survive ohio winters, rain, and such.. oh and survive the theives!!

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Man, thats easy. When you get your bus home, you'll find all sorts of places to put components. A little one like those ryobi's would be a piece of cake.
Now, fitting a diesel genset is a different story.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:30 PM   #45
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Man, thats easy. When you get your bus home, you'll find all sorts of places to put components. A little one like those ryobi's would be a piece of cake.
Now, fitting a diesel genset is a different story.
That's exactly what i have (the ryoby 2200 unit)!
It runs an LG 12K BTU portable AC without issues, but i think it overloaded with the old cluncky little fridge, which i think got fried...time to shop for an energy efficient mini-fridge

Trying to avoid chopping the body, but i reeeeally wanted to make a tray on rails to pop the genny in and out for starting it.

However, I don't think i'll do that. I think I'll do a support frame under the bus, and the genny will sit inside something like a "roughneck" tote for weatherproofilg while driving (ventilation holes, of course). It will be a bi@tch to turn on the genny, then move it in place....
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:32 PM   #46
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Those seats look great!
Are you going to use any of them inside? maybe for a dinette area?
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:53 PM   #47
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That's exactly what i have (the ryoby 2200 unit)!
It runs an LG 12K BTU portable AC without issues, but i think it overloaded with the old cluncky little fridge, which i think got fried...time to shop for an energy efficient mini-fridge

Trying to avoid chopping the body, but i reeeeally wanted to make a tray on rails to pop the genny in and out for starting it.

However, I don't think i'll do that. I think I'll do a support frame under the bus, and the genny will sit inside something like a "roughneck" tote for weatherproofilg while driving (ventilation holes, of course). It will be a bi@tch to turn on the genny, then move it in place....
thats a nice little genny!! I might have ot get me one of those just to have around the house.. ive been thinking of ways to integrate one into the bus without chopping the body too much...

im already going to put my engine-powered A/C condenser under body instead of skirt mounted.. but yeah im sure i'll find all kinds of places to put stuff...

wouldnt putting a gen inside a rougghneck get a bit hot?

ive been thinking i could use something like this

Window Unit Air Conditioner Protective Cage - 24"D x 36"W x 24"H

and then fab up a locking front door for it..

Crap I highjacked another thread...

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Old 04-23-2016, 10:21 PM   #48
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thats a nice little genny!! I might have ot get me one of those just to have around the house.. ive been thinking of ways to integrate one into the bus without chopping the body too much...

im already going to put my engine-powered A/C condenser under body instead of skirt mounted.. but yeah im sure i'll find all kinds of places to put stuff...

wouldnt putting a gen inside a rougghneck get a bit hot?

ive been thinking i could use something like this

Window Unit Air Conditioner Protective Cage - 24"D x 36"W x 24"H

and then fab up a locking front door for it..

Crap I highjacked another thread...

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Old 04-23-2016, 10:23 PM   #49
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Those seats look great!
Are you going to use any of them inside? maybe for a dinette area?
i was going to sell or scrap them to be honest. The seats are uncomfortable to me and id rather build my own so Illinois doesn't figure out some odd new rule to get more money from me XD
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I think I'll do a support frame under the bus, and the genny will sit inside something like a "roughneck" tote for weatherproofilg while driving (ventilation holes, of course).

I have an idea to use a small generator inside of an old cooler. It's not necessarily for weatherproofing, but for noise dampening and disguising it. I figured I'd put it on a rack on the back bumper and cut some sizable holes for ventilation. The holes would all be on the side of the cooler against the bus. Don't think I could run it with the lid closed, though. Biggest concern, obviously, is heat and melting the cooler.
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