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Old 10-11-2017, 08:52 AM   #1
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Onan 5500 LP Gen Install Cost

Hello All,

I am considering having a Onan 5500 LP generator installed in my 2017 3820FK. The Monty does have the Generator Prep Package which looks like it consists of an enclosed metal box and pre wired for the Jensen In Command System.
I asked my dealer Walnut Ridge for a price installed and about passed out!! The dealer wanted $9000 for the generator and installation which I think is a little high. Was wondering if anyone has had one of these installed for less and the business name and location. Also has anyone installed this unit themselves and what all is involved.

Thanks for your replies.

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:27 PM   #2
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I had my dealer install an onan 5500 LP generator in my 2016 3820FK. The base cost was $5700 and install/prep was another $1000. I'm a regular campground user and have had little or no use of this generator over the past 18 months. The weight on the front of the unit is another concern, along with the loss of one compartment, in an already limited configuration. I would probably go with a portable generator next time for my use of this equipment.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #3
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Your dealer is really proud of his work. You can buy a 5500 watt Onan for under $4000.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:20 AM   #4
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Have a good 2" receiver hitch built, stick a couple Honda's 2000i's on it and call it done. (Honda's are on sale now thru Dec 3.)

PLUS they are 10db louder at 1/2 load than a Honda 2000i at full load. Plus they use a lot of propane. Plus they take up a LOT of storage space. Plus they weigh 320 lbs. A Honda 2000i is about 50 lbs.

OR $4439 from Amazon

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Old 10-13-2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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Norwall has the same Onan generator for a few bucks over $3900.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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I had the dealer throw mine in at purchase time. They did it for 5000. The salesman told me after the fact they usually charge several thousand more for that. You can buy the generator online for about 4100. There s an install kit that also needs to be purchased. You have to run an exhaust pipe too. The labor was about 12 hours so thats how they are coming up with that large number
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:40 PM   #7
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Purchased one from Norwall shipped to door for right at $4000. Had about $150 in misc parts, "cables, copper propane line and fittings" etc. Took me about 12-15 hours. Figuring it out as I went. Had exhaust made at local shop. Dealer wanted $6200 + tax to do the job. Just returned from week trip used it about 65 hours no problems. Ran both ac units with no problem.
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