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camperdave

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So on our recent vacation I set off the CO alarm twice. Both times were in open parking lots with no obstructions around (~90 degrees with no wind), after running the generator (for air conditioning) right at about the 2 hour mark. This was the first time since having the RV that we've run the generator so long while stationary. The first alarm I thought maybe it was a fluke, but since it happened again a few days later it was now a pattern. [emoticon]

No issues running for hours on end while driving.

So yesterday I installed our new Genturi. Also replaced the original (15 year old) CO alarm, and added a second one up front that has a digital readout of the CO level just for redundancy. Also replaced the smoke detector and propane detector since I was on a safety kick.

For the support hanger, I used a Sea Sucker rear tire holder (Sea Sucker makes bicycle racks, I happen to own one already so I 'borrowed' the rear wheel holder). The strap on it was already a perfect length to wrap around the pipe, and with a block of custom cut wood screwed on to cradle the pipe, it's almost factory looking.

Ready for the heat now! [emoticon]

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New air filter


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Purchased oil and filters for next change.


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just a new forest river sunseeker le 22 ft. with chevy chassie.


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just bought a new forest river sunseeker le 22 ft. with chevy chassie.

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bob shelton wrote:

just bought a new forest river sunseeker le 22 ft. with chevy chassie.


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I searched all over the Internet and finally found it, ordered it, and installed it day before yesterday:

A replacement for the bulb on our outside light (by the exit door): An adjustable angle, super bright (450 lumens), warm white (not that glaring blue-white daylight) spectrum ... LED bulb for the stock 1141 socket light receptacle on the outside wall.

Wow - what a great bright, low battery drain, cozy ambiance light for the RV's outside. Due to it being in the warm white part of the color spectrum, I can now tell the true color of the steaks I'm grilling under the awning in the evenings! [emoticon]

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Posted: 08/30/19 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally got around to changing the oil on the V-10, and on the little Onan. Also, changed the serpentine belt on the V-10. I have a large list of things to upgrade/add-on (solar panels (4), solar charge controller, inverter, Sirius/XM antenna, satellite dish....maybe one day! Heck.....we don’t even have time to use the darn thing! [emoticon] memtb


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Posted: 08/30/19 03:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

camperdave wrote:

So on our recent vacation I set off the CO alarm twice. Both times were in open parking lots with no obstructions around (~90 degrees with no wind), after running the generator (for air conditioning) right at about the 2 hour mark. This was the first time since having the RV that we've run the generator so long while stationary. The first alarm I thought maybe it was a fluke, but since it happened again a few days later it was now a pattern. [emoticon]

No issues running for hours on end while driving.

So yesterday I installed our new Genturi. Also replaced the original (15 year old) CO alarm, and added a second one up front that has a digital readout of the CO level just for redundancy. Also replaced the smoke detector and propane detector since I was on a safety kick.

For the support hanger, I used a Sea Sucker rear tire holder (Sea Sucker makes bicycle racks, I happen to own one already so I 'borrowed' the rear wheel holder). The strap on it was already a perfect length to wrap around the pipe, and with a block of custom cut wood screwed on to cradle the pipe, it's almost factory looking.

Ready for the heat now! [emoticon]

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There is another way to absolutely keep carbon monoxide out of your RV when running the generator - no matter what the wind outside is doing.

We maintain a pressure inside the coach so no generator fumes can enter anywhere below roof height:

Before starting up the generator, close all doors, wndows, and roof vents except one - which you probably want to do anyway in hot weather when running the generator and A/C to keep the interior cool.

Keep one of the roof vents open that has a reversible fan in it. Switch the fan direction to "air in". Since the fan can't actually bring in any air because all coach openings are closed ... all the fan is doing is slightly raising the air pressure inside the coach.

This slight air pressure inside the coach prevents any generator fumes from entering anywhere below roof height - this includes all cracks, small openings, etc., that might be present in the coach structure. Generator fumes have dissipated by the time they get way up near the center of the roof where the vent fan is located.

This works like a champ for us to keep the inside of the coach fume-free when running the generator. We also use this same method for keeping dust out of the coach interior when traveling on gravel or dirt roads. We only have to use the slowest speed for the roof vent fan to maintain a slight interior pressure.

The only place where this technique might not work is when parking under a roof or in a tunnel ... whenever running the generator. [emoticon]

camperdave

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Posted: 08/30/19 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's a good idea! I'd need to install a reversible fan to try it out though. [emoticon]

One other thing I read after the fact was to make sure the van HVAC is off or in recirc mode, and not in vent or outside air mode. I didn't think about that at the time either, and don't recall where it was set when setting off the CO alarm.

I wanted the Genturi anyway for backup generator at home reasons, since the RV is right next to the house (generator exhaust facing house). This way I can run it as long as I want powering the home fridge without worry.

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