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Old 11-27-2015, 01:03 PM   #11
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Where did the dealer run your exhaust?
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:08 PM   #12
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That's what I was wondering. I see yall's is out the front, which is not normal, and don't see the exhaust on the other, but figure it's out to the off door / driver's side just aft of the bedroom slide.


Nothing to rerouting the pipe. I did mine on an Onan 7500. Was just warned to keep it clear of under the slides.
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:24 AM   #13
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Here's how the dealer ran mine. I think the elbows a little low. Will probably get that cut shorter.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:56 AM   #14
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Here's how the dealer ran mine. I think the elbows a little low. Will probably get that cut shorter.
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Changed my exhaust today to look like yours. Going to run it several hours today with the slides open and see if the detector picks anything up. Thanks for your help. I always heard people say these generators are noisy but it is very quiet. Just as quiet as a Honda.
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No problem. Ours is on par with our Honda 3000eu as far as sound. I thinks it quieter than the furnace.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:51 PM   #16
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An earlier post said they were glad Jayco started offering gas generators on fifth wheels. I didn't know they had stopped as my 2010 Designer has a gas Onan 5500.

Works great, 10 gallon fuel tank and a it over 300 hours on it so far.

The exhaust exits out the driver's side just behind the bed slide. It does have a metal heat shield between the exhaust and the underside of trailer.
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I had mentioned the no gas option. Keep in mind this is my first Jayco outfit, and beings I hadn't owned a Jayco fifth wheel, I didn't know this. Others only offer the LP option (unless a toy hauler), or at least that was the only option on our 2007 and 2014 fifth wheels. It doesn't say what it is on the option list I saw. Just that it's a generator. Guess I shouldn't assume too much. Just glad it's an option. I have opted out of the generators both times we had fifth wheels (though it was tempting), due to needing the cargo capacity for full timing. We were within 400 Lbs of max gross weight on the more recent rig. Too close to throw a generator in for me. Opted for the Hondas instead back then, and they road in the cargo trailer behind another vehicle. I'd have to do some serious rearranging or weight reduction to allow for the genset if we pursue full timing again, which is in the talks now.
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I installed a Onan 5500 evap generator last week in my 2015 pinnacle. Jayco really did a great job with the prep. Everything worked perfectly. The hardest part was getting it in the compartment. I used a transmission jack with plywood attached as a base. Placed the generator on furniture slides and pushed it in. Worked out nice. The wiring was just plug and go on the controls and used wire nuts on the 120.
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I am about to install 7kw Onan and had a question in regards to your install. Did you cut the plywood on the bottom for cooling air to exhaust? If so did you cut a opening for the intake as well. Thanks for the help.
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The plywood floor needs to be removed. The metal frame that is under it lines up perfectly with the onan generator and is then attached to the frame.
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The plywood floor needs to be removed. The metal frame that is under it lines up perfectly with the onan generator and is then attached to the frame.
Thanks for the info, didn't know if the generator would line up with metal frame correctly or not. We have the Gen prep option, so sounds like the install is going to be pretty easy.
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