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Old 03-15-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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After installing a Yamaha 3000 on the tongue of our Oliver, we were intrested in how much noise it would actually make while electrocuting a burito in the caney creek wilderness. One of the first things we did was place a full electrical load on it to
check the noise levels. Here is a link to a video of that test:
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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Forget the generator!!
Is the trailer for sale????

MAN that is one sweet rig. Have you tried towing the trailer yet with the extra tongue load on it and do you use an equilizer type hitch???

........MAN thats a nice set up!!!!
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:58 AM   #3
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Anders,
I've the same generator on our Casita. We ran our noise test 3 years ago with the exception that we included the television and water pump. To prevent "looky-loo's" from playing with it, we also enclosed ours. The aluminum diamond plate box was insulated on the inside and leaving the box lid open on the hottest of days (100+ degrees f) keeps it cool enough. There is an access door for the exhaust, and there is no back to the box because it is next to the trailer body. The bottom is an expanded metal piece so there is plenty of ventilation. We made metal straps which go around the large wheels with a padlock tab on one of them. U-bolts go around the small wheels to complete the mounting. I didn't want any metal to metal contact between the generator and the frame of the Casita to prevent unnecessary noise transfer. We have received many amazed comments on the lack of noise!

To accommodate the 2 propane tanks, the generator and the 2nd battery on the tongue,we extended it by 24 inches. "Nuestra Casita" has also been raised 5 inches. Technically, "Nuestra Casita" is the first "high-rise", 19 foot long Casita!

In otder to avoid the safety issues of carrying gasoline, our Yamaha was converted to operate on propane fuel.

Current tongue weight is 600 lbs and the TT weight, wet, is 4000 lbs. Right at the 15% rule for tongue weight! A fair amount of steel in the frame at this point.

Our TT has electric brakes, weight distribution hitch, and sway control. She tows like a dream.

We've traveled with her from California to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Nevada. Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon. And we are planning our next adventure!

Sounds like you should be about ready to hit the road, yourself.

Enjoy!!!,
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Forget the generator!!
Is the trailer for sale????

MAN that is one sweet rig. Have you tried towing the trailer yet with the extra tongue load on it and do you use an equilizer type hitch???

........MAN thats a nice set up!!!!
Thanks Doug ! Tows just like it did when the gen set wasn't there. No equalizer or sway bar, just the Jeep and the trailer.
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I've the same generator on our Casita. We ran our noise test 3 years ago with the exception that we included the television and water pump. To prevent "looky-loo's" from playing with it, we also enclosed ours. The aluminum diamond plate box was insulated on the inside and leaving the box lid open on the hottest of days (100+ degrees f) keeps it cool enough. There is an access door for the exhaust, and there is no back to the box because it is next to the trailer body. The bottom is an expanded metal piece so there is plenty of ventilation. We made metal straps which go around the large wheels with a padlock tab on one of them. U-bolts go around the small wheels to complete the mounting. I didn't want any metal to metal contact between the generator and the frame of the Casita to prevent unnecessary noise transfer. We have received many amazed comments on the lack of noise!

To accommodate the 2 propane tanks, the generator and the 2nd battery on the tongue,we extended it by 24 inches. "Nuestra Casita" has also been raised 5 inches. Technically, "Nuestra Casita" is the first "high-rise", 19 foot long Casita!

In otder to avoid the safety issues of carrying gasoline, our Yamaha was converted to operate on propane fuel.

Current tongue weight is 600 lbs and the TT weight, wet, is 4000 lbs. Right at the 15% rule for tongue weight! A fair amount of steel in the frame at this point.

Our TT has electric brakes, weight distribution hitch, and sway control. She tows like a dream.

We've traveled with her from California to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Nevada. Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon. And we are planning our next adventure!

Sounds like you should be about ready to hit the road, yourself.

Enjoy!!!,
Kurt & Ann K.
Thanks ! Have photos posted on line ? I sure would like to see your generator setup.
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WOW, I am IMPRESSED!!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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Sorry Anders,
Maybe someday I'll get Gina to take a few pict's and post them.
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