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    Long Hauler Poppy's 5th Wheel's Avatar
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    My On Board Generator Thread

    I should wait but I've got nothing better to do today

    Met with my Mobile RV Technician for a pre-installation meeting today. He took measurements and drew up a schematic for the installation and directed me on the parts I need to order.

    The job will consist of installing an Onan LP 3600 Generator, wired to a remote switch inside and a automatic 50amp transfer switch. Plus, he will install my 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter connected to a sub panel that will power most, if not all, my 110v receptacles.

    He will be constructing the actual "box" that the generator will be mounted within in the front compartment, run all the wiring and panels and switches, exhaust, LP gas lines, etc.

    The generator will cost me $3,292 (free shipping and no sales tax), the ancillary parts are $412 for the transfer switch (yikes!), $70 for 30' of wiring harness, $85 for a remote power switch with the hour meter and $30 - 40 for the exhaust. All in, the gen will be about $4,000. I already have the inverter from my previous 5th wheel.

    His cost will be about $2,200 which will include all the other parts including the box, steel mounting frame, gas lines, another transfer switch and/or sub-panel for the inverter and all wiring.

    So it looks like $6 - 6,500. The dealer quoted me about $9,000 for the generator but nothing to do with the inverter so I think that's pretty good. I have used this technician before and he does great work and is very knowledgeable.

    I will post pictures here when we do the install which is scheduled for the beginning of April when we return from our upcoming trip.
    Paul "Poppy" and Deb Cervone
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    SteadyFast Stabilizers; MORryde PIN box; Onan LP Generator with 50amp Automatic Transfer; Dual 6v Trojan T-105 Batteries; Victron BMV700 Battery Monitor System; Renogy Solar 400 watts (tilting roof mounts); Renogy 40 amp Rover MPPT controller; Remote Controlled 1000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter; Sailun S637 ST235/85/R16 tires; Sony, Samsung Entertainment System; Residential Kitchen Faucet and Soap Dispenser; Smart Tile; Lifted and balanced with Trailer Axle Blocks; upgraded to 3500# spring packs; Titan electric / hydraulic Disc Brakes; LED rear tail/stop/turn lights; Exterior Beer Bottle Opener; Lots More .....
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    2007 Corvette Atomic Orange Z51; with Too Much to List SOLD
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    Can't wait to see what happens. What model inverter are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by offtohavasu View Post
    Can't wait to see what happens. What model inverter are you using?
    I have a Sunforce 1000w Pure Sine Wave. It worked perfectly in my last rig so I'm sure it will be great in here too!
    Paul "Poppy" and Deb Cervone
    2015 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
    SteadyFast Stabilizers; MORryde PIN box; Onan LP Generator with 50amp Automatic Transfer; Dual 6v Trojan T-105 Batteries; Victron BMV700 Battery Monitor System; Renogy Solar 400 watts (tilting roof mounts); Renogy 40 amp Rover MPPT controller; Remote Controlled 1000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter; Sailun S637 ST235/85/R16 tires; Sony, Samsung Entertainment System; Residential Kitchen Faucet and Soap Dispenser; Smart Tile; Lifted and balanced with Trailer Axle Blocks; upgraded to 3500# spring packs; Titan electric / hydraulic Disc Brakes; LED rear tail/stop/turn lights; Exterior Beer Bottle Opener; Lots More .....
    2016 GMC Denali 3500HD SRW Duramax/Allison CC 4x4; Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch; Tire Minder TPMS; Husky in bed Low Profile Tool Box; Timbren SES
    2007 Corvette Atomic Orange Z51; with Too Much to List SOLD
    2009 Cadillac CTS; Bone Stock
    1955 Buick Century; 64 Buick Wildcat Nailhead 401 cu in / 325 hp; ST400


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