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Old 09-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #29
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My point is not to say Onan is better than Red or Blue - simply to answer a question relating to the "built-in" option.

I am not aware of a Red or Blue build-in model - everything I have seen are portable sets, not designed to be installed within. If you know of one, great: what's the model number?

Fact is, not everyone wants a portable ....
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #30
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Where in the AS did you install the generator?

"I've installed two generators in two different Airstreams: one in a 1966 22 foot Safari, and the other in my 2005 30 foot classic."


Hello GetOutdoors,

Your comment above really perked my interest! Where did you install the Onan Generator in your 30 foot classic? Also, what size Onan did you choose and does it power your AC & Microwave? Would love to see pics if you have them
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #31
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Granted, a built-in generator would be a bit handier when camping...we used to have one on our little motor home and it was nice to just push a button to start it. But I don't mind the set-up portable generators require when camping at all...

And you can use them for other things besides powering your trailer... tools when no electricity is available, lights for an outdoor party, back up power source during storms, etc... All sorts of things. We have not had to use ours as back-up after a power outage, but if we do loose power for any length of time we can crank up the generators and plug in the freezer and frig and not worry about losing the food inside...and would probably have enough to spare to run the TV and some lights.
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My point is not to say Onan is better than Red or Blue - simply to answer a question relating to the "built-in" option.

I am not aware of a Red or Blue build-in model - everything I have seen are portable sets, not designed to be installed within. If you know of one, great: what's the model number?

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Onan Microlite 2500 was the only thing I could find for the B190. I suspect you'd be in a similar situation for a built-in trailer generator. I don't know what model they used for the optional generators in the 90s, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear it's the same one (albeit running on propane instead of gasoline).
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:47 PM   #33
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My point is not to say Onan is better than Red or Blue - simply to answer a question relating to the "built-in" option.

I am not aware of a Red or Blue build-in model - everything I have seen are portable sets, not designed to be installed within. If you know of one, great: what's the model number?

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the red ones are black - Honda EV4010 EV6010 RV Generator Parts

not aware of a blue one...
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I started a thread (http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...sic-76374.html) on the install, but thought there wasn't interest and lost track of the thread. After all, there are a lot of threads on here about gen installs.

Have since had local dealer take pictures so they can be taken to Airstream. He said it was something he thought was a "Factory" install.
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It is an Onan 2500 Microlight running on Propane. I can run my airconditioner with it. After startup the 13500 BTU conditioner consumes 15 amps of the gens 23-25 amps.

I do have to make sure the frig and converter don't eat AC power when I start the conditioner. The 2500 would not start the 15000 BTU conditioner.

It's quiet (I have installed a muffler). I can take pictures tomorrow of the underside and take a noise reading....
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Sounds great! I look forward to seeing the pics. I'm trying to picture where it would be located? Anyway, look forward to the pics :-)
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I've added more pictures to the priorly linked thread.
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What a nice installation! Thanks for posting the pics :-)
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I'm sure this has been addressed before, but being new to AS and looking to buy one. Why don't they offer generators built in like you can get on motorhomes and other trailers? I saw a post somewhere about someone selling a unit that was pre wired at the factory for a generator. Is that a possibility?
The factory has one built-in LP generator-equipped trailer they use for special occasions. If enough people ask about this, they may offer it as an extra-cost option. That same trailer also had a power awning.
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A couple of miscellaneous genny thoughts on the above:
1. 2 Honda eu2000is will run a 13K
ac but may not run a 15 K.
2. The Honda Handi is lighter but a lot noisier than the other Honda 3000 inverter genny.
3. As far as I know Champion gennys (Chinese) fit in the construction genny class and are much noisier as well as not putting out sine wave power, which electronics do not like very much.
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The factory has one built-in LP generator-equipped trailer they use for special occasions. If enough people ask about this, they may offer it as an extra-cost option. That same trailer also had a power awning.
Thanks Overlander63! I just sent them an email and made this request
For others that are interested in making this request as well, following is their email address:
customersupport@airstream.com

As Overlander63 mentioned, if enough of us ask, perhaps they will offer this as an option
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Two Honda eu2000's run 15k AC no problem.This is what I have.
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