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Old 02-24-2014, 07:57 AM   #15
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I don't know where the O.P. is sleeping, but at least 90% of the places I stay do not allow running generators at night.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:16 AM   #16
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The photo is not my setup.
Only how I would position my tank and generator.
I have a better theft protection idea for the generator if I mount it on the tongue.
I would only run the generator when the wife uses the microwave.
NEVER NEVER when I sleep.
I plane on making a water proof box, out of a fiberglass shower stall for the generator and the propane tank.
I will have to think about this some more.
Kevin. I have the Yamaha 2000 and it heats up pretty good while running for some time.
I too am looking for away to have it mounted and safe but yet be able to run it has needed and under cover. Let me know what you come up with.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:46 AM   #17
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Brian M made a generator cover out of something neat for his Parkliner. Look up that thread or ask him.
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Going to use this for making the box.

NrpĀ® White Waterproof Interior Wall Panel at Menards

Might make 2 box's 1 for generator and 1 for Propane or 1 big box for both.

Will NOT be using generator when sleeping.
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Kevin, Brian made his own and I think it is pretty neat.
Generator Cover Fun

Also Kevin, when you make your box you can plug a 12 volt dc fan to the dc outlet to get air flow moving thru. That is if you dont use the dc outlet. Then you can run it while under cover and locked up. Keep it plugged in so when you start your Honda it will turn on.
New mod for your fiberglass RV

Here is one I like too. Either home mad bo a cooler or one of these.
http://www.regalownersforum.com/foru...php?f=4&t=1053
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Great idea on the fan.
Thanks for the site on the cover also.
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My 3 ideas for a cover.
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We had a generator in a vented compartment on our motorhome. One time exhaust accumulated under the motorhome and leaked up into the motorhome setting off the CO alarm. After that I carried an 8' PVC pipe that I slipped onto the end of the exhaust pipe to shunt the exhaust away from the motorhome.

We never ran the generator while sleeping.
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There has been a case where the exhaust from a camper killed someone in a tent close by. Monoxide is something that is really that dangerous.
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I don't think you want to run a vent stack up from the exhaust. You will A) get more back pressure on the exhaust side. . CO mixes with air and goes where? Right over your trailer.

If anything I would point exhaust down, and be aware of tents down wind. People do sometimes put kids down for a nap in the daytime while camping. Or pets that may be located where your exhaust is going to end up.
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Kevin, I just had a idea. Smell the smoke yet?
On CraigsList you always see fiberglass boats (flat bottom) for sell cheap. I bought one 3 years ago with a trailer for 100 bucks. Find a small one even a dingy would work great. cut the first 3 or 4 feet off the front so it would butt against the camp and to the jack. Bolt in place then take the other half of the boat and cut the bottom out for a lid. Cheap lightweight and....
Or if you want to get crazy, take the back part of the boat say about a foot or so and attach it to the rear bumper. Something like this in the front.
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Camping World sells an exhaust pipe that goes UP to the top of the camper.
Gen-turi Generator Exhaust System - Camco 44461 - Automotive Accessories - Camping World
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Just the box is 299 each. Not sure how much time and money you want to put into it but I thought it looked good.
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There has been a case where the exhaust from a camper killed someone in a tent close by. Monoxide is something that is really that dangerous.
I recall reading about that one as well. Seems every year more than a few campers have died from carbon Monoxide Poisoning due to running generators on or near their RV's. Do a google - surprising number. One such case happened last summer in Ontario - the couple had a generator running outside a few feet from the rear of the trailer - one of them died :-( Question is did they go to sleep willingly or was it the CO that caused them to go to sleep in the first place.
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Kevin, I just had a idea. Smell the smoke yet?
On CraigsList you always see fiberglass boats (flat bottom) for sell cheap. I bought one 3 years ago with a trailer for 100 bucks. Find a small one even a dingy would work great. cut the first 3 or 4 feet off the front so it would butt against the camp and to the jack. Bolt in place then take the other half of the boat and cut the bottom out for a lid. Cheap lightweight and....
Or if you want to get crazy, take the back part of the boat say about a foot or so and attach it to the rear bumper. Something like this in the front.
That pic is of a Lil' Bigfoot with the factory original front utility box. The New Bigfoot peeps do not have them available any longer, I asked.....
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