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Old 04-30-2011, 08:11 PM   #91
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Re: Introducing my first bus

Hey, give me back my generator! Love the mount, kinda wish I had the room to do that.

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I do have room. I can do that up the front on one side. Lets have details, especially since my generator is the same as yours.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:18 AM   #92
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Wish I could take credit for it but I had Mark@ http://www.bluedragonmetalworks.com/ do all the metal work for me. My new job has me doing alot of travel and didn't want to loose to much time on bus build. Plus he did a better job than I could have ever done.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #93
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Total for both the generator mount and scooter/motorcycle carrier was about $1300. Would have been alot cheaper if I would have painted and installed them myself but with all my crazy work hours and traveling just had him do it all. The heavy duty rails where close to $200 dollars themselves. I belive it would of cost about $550 or $600 for the generator mount installed by itself but added the front mounted carrier for my scooter after not having alot of luck finding a premade one that fit my needs. He also is the guy that made and installed my rear deck and storage box.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #94
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Hey Stopbit --- Great looking Shorty you working there! And I really like the rail system on your gen. I am hoping to install something similar for mine as well as the batteries. Also plan on a rear "porch" similar to what you have there. Hey, with a "shorty", you gotta invent places to put things (and mine is even shorter than yours). Keep up the good work and pix.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:38 PM   #95
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looks great, Im almost done my generator bay something simlar to yours, anyway did you run another exhaust pipe for the generator?, or just letting it run under the bus, also are you planning on running it as you drive? I will be for the a\c to be able to run
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #96
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Looking Good!

You have about the same amount of room in there as I do with Pit Stop (she came with the name) Good size for one or two people, without tripping over each other.
I wish you well, and envy you your running bus.

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #97
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The exhaust was extended to go strait down instead of out the side of the generator. Will try to get a pic of it next time I'm working on the bus. I will mainly use it for powering the Air while driving since my current plan is to mainly camp at Missouri State parks that have 30amp hookups but is always nice to have backup power in case that is not available or working.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #98
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Re: Introducing my first bus

I have that same generator and it struggles to start up my 15,000btu AC unit. How many BTUs is your AC, and how does the generator do in getting it started? Mine runs fine after the startup surge, but sometimes the surge will kill the generator. I just got a hard start capacitor and will install in an attempt to solve the problem, but I'm curious about your experience.

Thanks for posting, I like that mounting job and will probably do something similar on my bus.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #99
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My AC unit is 13.5k BTU so hoping it can handle startup. I have not finished my electrical system so have not had a chance to test starting AC with genny yet.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:36 AM   #100
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wow really like your bus, and progress ive had some health issues so put a halt on mine but looking at your build got me exited about mine again!! love the paint to how much did it run?
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