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Old 08-11-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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Generator Exhaust

I have a new 2018 Montana 3731FL and purchased with out a generator.We don’t usually boondock but considering buying a Champion 3500 dual fuel remote inverter generator for when traveling and stopping at nights.My concern is venting the exhaust when mounted in the front compartment meant for a generator.
Anyone familiar with the setups and pros and cons?
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:11 PM   #2
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IF I was to use a portable generator setup,I would NOT use it in the front generator compartment. I would find a way to secure it outside, attached to the coach or tow vehicle.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:16 PM   #3
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I would recommend against mounting it internal. Unless you have the correct mounting set up, you will have a fair amount of noise and vibration. If you want to go internal, bite the bullet for an OEM setup.

You could mount a portable genny in the back of your truck or set it out. Your Champion 3500 will run 1 a/c.

We added 4 6 volt golf cart batteries, a 3000 watt inverter and 550 watts of solar. We also have 2 2000 watt Honda generators that will allow us to run 1 a/c or recharge our battery bank if we have a lot of cloud cover.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:35 PM   #4
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yes. mount your non factory gen outside.

even in a shortbed truck it can be bolted down ( honda eu3000). so no way will it walk away.
or bolted to a rear rack. that is also secured very well to your coach.
just rig up a way to hold two metal gas can on the rack. one each side of the gen ( blance thing). and a truck grade tarp to cover in bad weather or while in transit.
belife of not seen, can not "walk away".
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:53 AM   #5
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I'll join the group that feel you should only put a generator in that compartment that was meant to go there. Exhaust, heat transfer, engine cooling and electrical issues are all a part of the consideration.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:02 AM   #6
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PUT OUTSIDE!!!!!do not put a non approved external generator in the RV. people die
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:29 PM   #7
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PUT OUTSIDE!!!!!do not put a non approved external generator in the RV. people die

DITTO. Secure it outside.
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:19 AM   #8
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I'll join the group that feel you should only put a generator in that compartment that was meant to go there. Exhaust, heat transfer, engine cooling and electrical issues are all a part of the consideration.

Ditto. Only issue is unhooking and pulling forward about ten feet to get the exhaust away from the front of your 5er. A Wallymart 30 amp extension cord works fine.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:57 AM   #9
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Portable gender, always outside, never in. Also, try to locate it so exhaust blows away from your unit.
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