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Old 09-14-2018, 08:54 AM   #11
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:19 AM   #12
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It should be noted that the Champion tent gizmo costs more than what I paid for my dual fuel 3800 running watt Champion generator. Ouch. PVC and tarp would be a tad less or stick it in a large metal dog crate set on some blocks and put a tarp over it with a little open on the exhaust side.

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:58 AM   #13
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I've used a golf umbrella, a piece of pvc, and a bungee cord. It worked out well. You put the umbrella in the pvc and then strap the bungee around the generator.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:38 PM   #14
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www.gentent.com is the one I purchased for work. It’s a very nice system. They didn’t have this one for inverter generators when I got the one for our Generac but this one is for 1000w to 3000w models.

Edit: It’s nice because like a large golf umbrella, it has the flap on the top which releases the pressure caused by severe wind. It’s very sturdy.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:09 PM   #15
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Using prudence and safety in mind is called for.

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Old 09-15-2018, 06:45 AM   #16
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No way I'm paying $250+ for a little tent. I just got the Champion 3500 and it's small. A golf umbrella would easily cover it and then some. But it's also bright yellow and light that says "hey I'm over here, come and get me" so an easy build PVC frame w small camo tarp would hide the generator more and perhaps even make it more quite. I would also be leaving a few inches open all the way around the bottom areas of tarp.

I may also be cabling or chaining generator to the bumper and then adding a solar motion sensor light to the backside of trailer that would afford me a level of protection against rain or theft and let me sleep comfortably.

That should do the trick.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:41 AM   #17
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For a 5er it's easy just have it under the king pin by the front bay.
Safety hint plug trailer into the generator before starting the generator.
Follow directions and warnings from generator mfg.

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Old 09-15-2018, 07:59 AM   #18
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I received the following from a concerned member who didn't want to start a controversy on the forum but wanted to warn members about operating a generator under their trailer or under the front "pinbox area" of their fifth wheel. Sometimes we all tend to overlook or forget the basics of carbon monoxide safety. Here's his experience and his concerns. Definitely something to think about !!!

I'm hesitant to contradict another member's advice, but I'm concerned about the suggestion to put the generator under the trailer because of the potential for carbon monoxide entering through the floor. Before I came up with the set up I now have, I used to just sit the generator on the ground three to four feet away from the camper. One night in the fall the carbon monoxide detector went off after the generator had been running 3-4 hours. The windows and door were all closed so I have to assume it came in through the floor, even with the enclosed underbelly. I had inadvertently set the generator up with the exhaust pointed toward the camper. It was after that that I came up with the current setup.

Sorry for the long message. Thoughts about posting a warning about putting the generator under the camper? I respect your opinion. Thanks

To the member who sent me this PM, thank you for your concern.

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Old 09-15-2018, 08:31 AM   #19
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I understand the concern about carbon monoxide, but we all realize the manufacturer mounted the Onan generator under the bedroom closet with the exhaust exiting under my bedroom window? Obviously they have confidence in the integrity of their workmanship. If this had been a problem I would like to think we would have heard by now. Don't get me wrong, your concern is valid. But it appears these RV's are fairly air tight. I have not noticed any fumes while running mine.

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Old 09-15-2018, 11:25 AM   #20
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The CO/LP sensors can also be triggered by anything from low battery to dog farts, not saying theirs didn't detect CO, but if they were running to charge batteries may not have been CO that set off the alarm.
Yes by all means it could be a concern, but as stated most are mounted under the bedroom from the factory.

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