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Old 08-20-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Look what I built

Its 350 pounds of 50 amp, 7500 watt power.
Wired it so I can share power with a neighbor.
Not as quiet as a Honda but not Awful!
I'm happy as a clam!
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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Neat idea!. Might I suggest a small pole or something off of the front edge with a small cap on it like the fender corner markers on the big trucks to remind you it's out there... Keeps you from bumping into things when you forget about it since it's below the sight line. Could take a kid's fiberglass bike flag, cut it down (and remove the flag), cap it, done. Don't ask me why I suggest it. :-/
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:38 PM   #3
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There is one, just cant be seen in the glare!
Thanks for looking out for me!
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:58 PM   #4
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Its 350 pounds of 50 amp, 7500 watt power.
Wired it so I can share power with a neighbor.
Not as quiet as a Honda but not Awful!
I'm happy as a clam!
Nice job, Atomic! Do you have to use a 30 amp extension to reach the back of your 34'?
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:00 PM   #5
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There is one, just cant be seen in the glare!
Thanks for looking out for me!
Yes there is - smart move! My apologies for not blowing up the photo and looking closer.

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Old 08-20-2017, 06:38 PM   #6
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Nice job, Atomic! Do you have to use a 30 amp extension to reach the back of your 34'?
No, I have a long Furrion cord that reaches perfectly!
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:58 PM   #7
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I like that idea! Maybe build a combination bumper and cover box over and around it to protect the gen-set from weather and curious hands. Probably add 50 pounds or so to provide the kind of protection I'd want but might add a tiny bit of quietness.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:36 PM   #8
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I drive a 10 cylinder, 10000 pound hot... Not interested in quietness or thriftiness!

Great idea!
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:58 PM   #9
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Looks good do you have it plumbed into your gas tank? Also, is that a new model? I never saw a 7509 watt Onan emerald genset.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:13 PM   #10
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I harvested it out of a wrecked motothome. Its from 1999.
Its one that can be wired 220, or 110 x2 fields.
The builders plaque clearly states 7500 watts... yippee!
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:33 PM   #11
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I harvested it out of a wrecked motothome. Its from 1999.
Its one that can be wired 220, or 110 x2 fields.
The builders plaque clearly states 7500 watts... yippee!
Outstanding idea, and look's like a neat installation....did it change the handling of the truck?
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:45 PM   #12
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I should have mentioned this... as far as handling goes, I think the extra weight up front helps stop the pitch polling and smooths out the ride a bit.

The Onan green is my only complaint so far!
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:41 PM   #13
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Interesting. Is that an Excursion? How did you mount it. With a standard receiver hitch? How is the hitch mounted to the Excursion?

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It is an Excursion. I mounted a Reese front hitch, and built a tray ontowhich the base of the Onan sits in and is bolted to.
Its removable but needs 2 people to lift. I have a small agm battery providing start power and a simple 5 gallon gas gan with a fitting on top. I still need to sew up a nylon cover for non use, and a rain guard so it can be used wet.
Im on the road now and used it for a full day in the rain, and it ran fine. Even the eclipse today didnt effect it much!
Looking forward to sharing power with a fellow Streamer parked close by.
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