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jaycocreek

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Posted: 10/13/20 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

Sounds like you never had a chance to compare?
Generators on trailers are mounted low to the ground and can have long exhaust pipes that will direct exhaust long way from door and windows.
Such setup is not possible on TC.


Usually on a TC the gen set is at the rear of the TC away from seating and windows..There are exceptions..

On Class C motorhomes,I had one Onan 4000 right under the dinette window with the exhaust even with the skin of the unit..It was almost centered from front to rear..On another Class C it was under the rear door with the exhaust aimed to the rear under the bathroom..

You are referring to people mounting a Honda(example) in a sealed generator compartment of a TC with the exhaust piped out and away from the TC used as a factory install would be...Some have converted to propane on there honda just for that...

I see nothing at all wrong with that,you do so I guess we agree to disagree..It is no different than putting your portable gen set under the TC to keep it out of the rain in IMHO..Wind changes make any positioning of a gen set problematic and where common sense says..Move it..LOL


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jaycocreek wrote:

Wind changes make any positioning of a gen set problematic and where common sense says..Move it..LOL


Your common sense will pass out from CO poisoning long before it tells you to move the generator.

People think that if they gob enough silicone around that they're being "safe."


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Kayteg1 wrote:

specta wrote:

...I don't see any difference in a factory installed generator in a TT, 5th wheel or TC. I'm sure everything would apply equally to each RV.


Sounds like you never had a chance to compare?
Generators on trailers are mounted low to the ground and can have long exhaust pipes that will direct exhaust long way from door and windows.
Such setup is not possible on TC.


How many people have died from the exhaust from factory installed generators?


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specta wrote:

How many people have died from the exhaust from factory installed generators?


I witnessed it almost kill a dog a few years back on a big 5th wheel toy hauler. The built-in generator was running, exhaust was going right in the side window, and when they came back from lunch the dog was unresponsive on the floor.

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I witnessed it almost kill a dog a few years back on a big 5th wheel toy hauler. The built-in generator was running, exhaust was going right in the side window, and when they came back from lunch the dog was unresponsive on the floor.


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Laughing...This falls right in with catalytic heaters..They are safe if used properly..Anyone who has ever installed or read there Onan owners manual will see a part that says...ONLY YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CO POISONING..

Like the car exhaust,don't leave your window down if the winds blowing that way and check the exhaust for leaks etc..Factory installed generators are safe if used correctly as are Wave catalytic heaters..

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jaycocreek wrote:

Laughing...This falls right in with catalytic heaters..They are safe if used properly..Anyone who has ever installed or read there Onan owners manual will see a part that says... ONLY YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CO POISONING..


I totally agree.

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I don’t think the dog knew what to do when the CO detector went off, but it seems like a person did.

People have died from CO in a car, too. Sometimes on purpose ... sometimes not. Usually in a garage.


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jaycocreek wrote:

Laughing...This falls right in with catalytic heaters..They are safe if used properly....



So is using open flame over bucket of gasoline.
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