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Old 03-21-2016, 07:15 PM   #171
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Yeah, after reading some of the older bookmobile builds I think they are the ultimate build, and they usually have a geny and sometimes a toilet. It's a nick nack collector's dream to have all those shelves. Can't you see grandma getting a bookmobile?
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:25 AM   #172
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I also bought a bookmobile

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...8&acctid=10018

Generator needs replacement stator windings. I would like to remove the generator and replace it with a 3500-w inverter generator. But it is very difficult to remove the old generator and I need to modify the wiring of electrical circuit because the new generator is 120 volt not 120/240 Kohler 10kw diesel.

What do you recommend? Repair the stator windings or buy a new 3500-w inverter generator?
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:02 PM   #173
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What's the smallest 220 generator you can put in there as a replacement? The extra money you spend on the generator would be offset by not having to redo your electrical system.
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:16 PM   #174
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$279 4000 W Harbor Freight

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Old 03-02-2018, 02:25 PM   #175
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As long as you have noise cancelling headphones you could use the HF generator Oh! you will need bulletproof glass also to keep the neighbors from shooting you!
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:11 PM   #176
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:51 PM   #177
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I'd love an inverter generator but inverter generators only have 120 v no 240 v.

How to wiring an 120 v to the existing 240 load center of the bookmobile?

Unlike RV shore line and generator, bookmobiles use 240 v to plug in. I don't want to change existing circuit.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:55 PM   #178
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i would seriously consider taking out the generator, make that space into battery bank, and throw up as many solar panels on the roof as you can afford.

i love my big ass gen because i can power my full size kitchen stove and a pair of A/C units all at the same time. a 3500w would not cut it.

i'm all diesel and electric. if you're going to add another fuel, i'd add propane for a stove/heat.

my electric needs outside the stove and the ac are all 12v, with the exception of my computer, monitor and tv. they run off a 300w inverter. my 400AH battery bank easily handles that as long as i run the generator 6-8 hours a day.

if my gen didnt work, i'd go solar.

the number of hours on your gen is pretty high. double mine and my bookmobile is a '93.


the only 240v appliances my bookmobile came with were 3 crude electric heaters.
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The govdeal website is wrong with the generator hour. It said 18465 but actually the generator shows 1846.5
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:43 PM   #180
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That's just about equal to a year of running eight hours per day. I'm surprised it went bad already.
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