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Old 04-27-2016, 01:17 PM   #11
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I assumed you intended to extended the exhaust beyond the tote, but mine has a considerable flow of warm air that comes from the louvers near the exhaust end of my Yamaha. It's the heat from the engine heat that concerns me.

I'm looking for something kind of similar to the battery box, only a bit larger to accommodate the genny and keep it relatively dry while still providing air flow. It would be nice if it had a drawer for easier access.

For now I've got a genny that sits on the ground with an umbrella that clips on to the handle.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:21 PM   #12
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No genrator or AC. I hear the Hondas are the best and quitest.

We just open all the windows and travel later in the day. In the humid south it can get clammy,but once the sun is down you start to dry out nicely.

We do have a AC window unit when parked that uses elcetricity.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:29 PM   #13
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The Onan is still sick...So I got a Yam 2000 and mounted it in the same place. Been through heavy rain etc. and it's purring right along.

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Old 04-27-2016, 01:33 PM   #14
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If your AC isn't to large, and if you have a high output alternator you can apparently run your AC with an inverter/converter configuration. That would be pretty slick for while you're driving without running down your battery.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:58 PM   #15
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HvBuzz, love the idea of the brackets in the first picture!

Any thoughts? And hwo did it go with the used Onan?
The brackets are from a Freightliner FL70. Its the diesel tank brackets. Really, any big truck junk yard should have that kind of style. I had two, but made a 3rd one to hold up the batteries. It's made out of 3/8" thick angle.

20150614_151356 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Onan worked perfectly on the first half of our 2 week trip. The fuel pump quit working the second half. I since got it fixed. But that reminds me, I need to pick up a spare for this year. It ran the two roof top airs great on the road. One 15,000 btu unit, and one 13,500 unit. Kept it an ice box in the 90+ degree heat, while traveling down the road. While parked I can run just one air and be comfortable in same heat.

The other thing to think about the style of genny you are looking at, is how are you going to fill the gas tank while running. Honda works well for using a remote tank. The Yamaha didn't. That was my other problem when it was under the bus. I tried a couple different ways to make a remote tank work, but failed.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:05 PM   #16
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The Onan is still sick...So I got a Yam 2000 and mounted it in the same place. Been through heavy rain etc. and it's purring right along.

Good to know!
The location of your genset seems pretty covered, too.
I think i should be OK with my "redesign"

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No genrator or AC. I hear the Hondas are the best and quitest.

We just open all the windows and travel later in the day. In the humid south it can get clammy,but once the sun is down you start to dry out nicely.

We do have a AC window unit when parked that uses elcetricity.
That won't be an option for us; i know my family
AC must be on AT ALL TIMES!

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If your AC isn't to large, and if you have a high output alternator you can apparently run your AC with an inverter/converter configuration. That would be pretty slick for while you're driving without running down your battery.
Yes! i read the alternator alternative (see what i did there?)...maybe for my future build
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:40 PM   #17
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Something to keep in mind...neither the Honda nor the Yamaha inverter gennies are supposed to be exposed directly to the environment. They need to be protected, not left out in the rain & dust. That alone is forcing me to build a containment for mine which, given the restrictions that come along with a shorty, dictates that mine sit on the rear deck. I am playing with several designs but all need to be configured in such a way that they can be sealed up when over the road and then opened, but still protect the gennie from rain & such. Just wish I had room below to put it on a slide out that could be closed up like the one Jack (Ol' Trunt) built for his.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:42 PM   #18
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I think the term is "water resistant". I have used mine in the rain when I've had no choice and had no apparent problems, and that was without the little lawn chair umbrella that I got later.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:14 PM   #19
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"Do not use in rain or snow" is the only reference to this in my owner's manual.

Mine is under da bus and I don't run it while driving....Yet
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:06 PM   #20
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The Onan is still sick...So I got a Yam 2000 and mounted it in the same place. Been through heavy rain etc. and it's purring right along.

nice set up, how do you start it?, do you have a remote? or just pull start?
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