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Old 06-27-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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Generator - front door vented?

We ordered our 2016 Pinnacle generator prepped & the door in the front is not vented. When we ordered our 2007 Carriage Cameo generator prepped, the door was vented.

On 7/2 a generator is being installed. Does the front door need to be vented?

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No, the late model Onan's pull and exhaust everything from the bottom. No need for vents in the door nor to run with the door open.

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Old 06-27-2018, 11:05 AM   #3
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We found a Heat and Air vent at HD, made a card board template and cut it out with the jig saw! Put a bead of calk around the edges, no issues.Thanks
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Adding a vent in the door will only make it louder outside. Also road grime and water will blow into the add-on vent.

The genset is sealed itself and pulls engine intake air from the bottom, pulls cooling air from the bottom, exhausts cooling air from the bottom. It's not the same as the old school gensets that needed a compartment vent.


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Factory started adding a vented door to help cooling. The bottom is completely open also. Guessing a vent is a good idea. Here is our factory vented Onan door on our 2018 Jayco Greyhawk Class C.
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Factory started adding a vented door to help cooling. The bottom is completely open also. Guessing a vent is a good idea. Here is our factory vented Onan door on our 2018 Jayco Greyhawk Class C.

Do you know who vent is made by?
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Factory started adding a vented door to help cooling. The bottom is completely open also. Guessing a vent is a good idea. Here is our factory vented Onan door on our 2018 Jayco Greyhawk Class C.
Which model Onan? Some Onans still require vented doors. Usually the smaller ones like the microquiet 4k.


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Do you know who vent is made by?
Factory made it I guess. Or who they buy doors from.

I do know the Greyhawks like mine didnít come with a vented door for many years until just recently they started adding it. These gensets run hot especially in hot weather. They need all the cooling possible.

Also a vented door will help with heat buildup in your front compartment. Another plus for venting.
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Factory made it I guess. Or who they buy doors from.

I do know the Greyhawks like mine didnít come with a vented door for many years until just recently they started adding it. These gensets run hot especially in hot weather. They need all the cooling possible.

Also a vented door will help with heat buildup in your front compartment. Another plus for venting.
Iím going to be adding batteries and need to vent them. That vent would be great.
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Interesting discussions...to vent or not to vent. Perhaps we need to contact Onan for their opinion. Just don't want any issues, including over heating.
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My 2016 Alante 26AY has no vent in the door but needs one, the air intake for the Micro quiet 4K is a 5X7 inlet in the front left, directly behind the side door! and there is only 3/4" space between the door and genset, it is NOT getting enough air. My generator has over heated and shut down several times in hot summer heat, when I need the AC the most. I have purchased a like size inset steel mesh grill which I am going to install after I cut out the door with a jig saw. A very bad design, but what else is new?
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It all depends on the genset. My Onan 5.5K in my toy hauler didn't have a vented door and it was mounted in the front lower compartment. Never had an issue with it overheating.
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We ordered our 2016 Pinnacle generator prepped & the door in the front is not vented. When we ordered our 2007 Carriage Cameo generator prepped, the door was vented.

On 7/2 a generator is being installed. Does the front door need to be vented?

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We used a heat and air vent from H.D. found one were rain debris would not flow through!Jayco cheeping out again on venting!Really spent 10 bucks on mine!
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