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Old 04-18-2021, 05:23 PM   #21
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Looks good.
Interested, did you place the center to the rv rail over the existing brace of the Gen prep? I haven't looked at the bracing closely but assume the box perimiter has a shelf surrounding the hole under the Factory generator that would support some weight.

When it runs, how is the vibration transferred to the rig? I had a solid platform on my old trailer I ran my old 3000 seb on and it needed isolation so I used the loading ramp to run it to the ground when we used the big generator. Gave it to my daughter and changed to a Honda 2000i. I am interested in revisiting what you did, especially for it's gas consumption over the propane rigs, and remote start.

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Old 04-20-2021, 04:46 PM   #22
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Looks good.
Interested, did you place the center to the rv rail over the existing brace of the Gen prep? I haven't looked at the bracing closely but assume the box perimiter has a shelf surrounding the hole under the Factory generator that would support some weight.

When it runs, how is the vibration transferred to the rig? I had a solid platform on my old trailer I ran my old 3000 seb on and it needed isolation so I used the loading ramp to run it to the ground when we used the big generator. Gave it to my daughter and changed to a Honda 2000i. I am interested in revisiting what you did, especially for it's gas consumption over the propane rigs, and remote start.

Thank you

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I'll answer your second question first. No...have not experienced any concerns with excessive vibration when the generator is on the slide out platform. The Yamaha generator runs very smoothly whether under light or heavy load. Your Honda generator should run equally as smooth so you should not have a vibration problem if mounted on a similar slide out platform.
As for the factory installed Gen Prep mounts..... unfortunately they did not extend all the way across the compartment width in order to mount the slide out platform. I bolted in two aluminum C-channel rails that ran the entire width of the compartment in order to mount the rest of the platform assembly. These rails were also needed to raise the platform since the factory mounts were approx 2 inches lower than the bottom lip of the compartment door. Not sure what your trailer's model is, but if you look up my email address under my profile and send me a message, I can send you some detailed photos of the slide out assembly. It took many measurements and thinkin in order to figure out mine.
My overall issue that that the Yamaha generator is 22 inches tall and the compartment opening is 23 inches. That one inch difference was not enough to correctly mount the heavy duty drawer slides. Sorry but hard to describe without the photos.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:27 PM   #23
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Built a slide for the Onan 4500i and it works great (obviously can only be used while the slide is extended). Enough power for both airs using the soft-start kit and very quiet. Two straps secure it to the slide and still have adequate room for additional storage behind/under the slide. PM me if you want any pictures of the slide fabrication (simple) or other questions. Good luck & happy travels.
Sent you a PM about this install. We are thinking about getting this same generator and putting in a sliding tray like this. Would like to know more about this install. Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:18 PM   #24
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Sent you a PM about this install. We are thinking about getting this same generator and putting in a sliding tray like this. Would like to know more about this install. Thanks.
Hi Troy...sorry re the delay. Tried to send some additional details /photos, but lost the entire post. If you send me a pm to: jcbagnall@gmail.com I would be glad to redevelop the information. Take care Jim (JCB-1)
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Old 04-28-2021, 04:37 PM   #25
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Hi Troy...sorry re the delay. Tried to send some additional details /photos, but lost the entire post. If you send me a pm to: jcbagnall@gmail.com I would be glad to redevelop the information. Take care Jim (JCB-1)
Jim I am also very interested in your install and how it has worked for you? Do you mind if I email you for some more info?

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Old 08-02-2021, 09:34 AM   #26
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Hey! Just saw your Generator install with the slider! Looks awesome and just what I was looking for! We are waiting on our Montana 3121rl with Gen. prep and looking at your install, it should work. Can you give me some info on your install?
Thanks and great job!

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Old 10-04-2022, 03:52 PM   #27
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Where did you get the slide? Thinking of doing this for my RV.

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Built a slide for the Onan 4500i and it works great (obviously can only be used while the slide is extended). Enough power for both airs using the soft-start kit and very quiet. Two straps secure it to the slide and still have adequate room for additional storage behind/under the slide. PM me if you want any pictures of the slide fabrication (simple) or other questions. Good luck & happy travels.
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Old 10-04-2022, 03:55 PM   #28
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Morryde has several

https://www.morryde.com/products/cargo-tray-ctg60/
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Old 10-04-2022, 04:00 PM   #29
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Drawer

Where did you get the drawer?

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Just finished installing our Yamaha generator in the front compartment of our 3790rd. It was a tight fit due to the height of the generator itself, but fits nice now. Lots of measuring. Fabricated a slide in drawer using a pair of heavy duty drawer slides with 300lb capacity. Generator weighs 160lbs.

Locking pins on both drawer slides, plus a couple of tie down straps, keep it in place when bouncing down the highway.

The fifth wheel came with a factory installed automatic transfer switch, so I tied the generator into it, thus eliminating the need for a cord all the way to the back of the trailer. If you have a transfer switch all ready in your trailer, or intend to use one, remember that most portable generator only have one "hot" wire (the others being neutral and ground). Trailers with 50 amp service capabilities utilize two "hot" sides, so the wiring from the generator into the transfer switch is a bit tricky. But do the research on the type of transfer switch you will be using and you should be fine.

Lastly, this type of set up can only be run when the drawer is out to allow heat and exhaust gases to dissipate properly.
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Old 10-04-2022, 04:33 PM   #30
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Champion Generator in a Montana 3121

Here's my Generator install.
Thanks goes out to Jim (JCB-1) for the design.
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Old 10-04-2022, 05:21 PM   #31
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Fuel

With these racks, how do you refuel? I assume you have to pull the generator.
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Old 10-04-2022, 05:42 PM   #32
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I bought a fuel pump off amazon.. just stick it in the gas can and control the fuel by a switch. No need to remove!
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Simitaz - is your drawer slide a Morryde product?
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Old 10-05-2022, 08:36 AM   #35
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the slides are heavy duty from accuride.
https://www.accuride.com/en-us/produ...vy-duty-slides
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:54 PM   #36
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Simitaz - I notice your tray slide looks to have a checkered plate bottom. Did you buy 2 slides from Accuride and then figure out how to mount a bottom plate?

How did you anchor your slides rails to the bottom of the front storage compartment? I did the sketches below last year with the Morryde tray slide in mind. I have an issue in my front compartment that I have to deal with...a sewer pipe from the front bath cuts across at an angle and (based on my sketches to scale) it looks like my generator will hit the pipe and may not slide in far enough. Anyway - I hurt my back shortly after I finished these sketches and the project was put on the back burner.
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