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Old 11-26-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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Installed onan 5500 evap

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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Old 11-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:05 PM   #3
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Nice install. I sure wish they'd offer a gas version in the non-toy hauler fifth wheels. Heck I wish they'd offer a generator (gas or lp) in the travel trailers. They used to way back when. There was actually a place near where we used to live that built custom stainless fuel tanks just for fifth wheels where a gas genset was desired. The LP generator has it's place and benefits, but also some downfalls. Biggest being getting fuel. If you don't use it much, then LP is great, however, we use ours a LOT. We have the more redneck style genset on our rig, but, runs the whole rig, residential fridge and all, all day on less than 4 gallons of fuel. We run it all day while in transit to wherever we're going. I couldn't do it with a LP, as I need the LP for other stuff.


Curious what you had to give for the Onan? I saw somebody mount one of those on the rear of a travel trailer. Really nice set up actually, just a lot more money than what I have tied up in mine.
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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I have the gas Onan in my 2016 Northpoint. So far it's run fine. I was not sure the gas version would be better, but the easy of refilling it and not needing to find propane at 2am is nice.
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Ok, guess I didn't get the memo. You can get a gas genset in a Northpoint? Where is the fuel tank and fill?
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:27 PM   #6
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Yep. Mine was Gen. Prepped from the factory ( which is everything but the generator and exhaust tube) and I had the dealer add the generator.

Fuel tank is beside it, between the Battery trays and the generator.
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Well I'll be dern. It's about time. You used to see it a lot, and over the last decade or so it seemed everybody was doing LP only, unless you had the toy hauler. I learned something. Looking at the jayco site, it just says 5500 watt generator, so I guess you could get either. If you ever get bored and feel like snapping a photo, I'd love to see the fuel tank and generator set up.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #8
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Pic of gas tank, generator and price.

I got the generator from Colorado standby. They were great to deal with. Ask to speak with Brad or Wendy. He was very helpful. Super fast shipping and best price. I think it was $3775.00. Saved a ton vs letting the dealer install.
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In that picture, exhaust is run out under the overhang. That's kind of a big no no. Should be run out the side, and clear of a slide out. Pretty much why you see the toy haulers run back then out the side. We dealt with the dos and don'ts of the exhaust when rerouting one on a class A.
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Still have room for three battery's and a whole shelve to store the sewer hose connections and hose for the black tank flush

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If you ever want to know if a Jayco has the prep for a gas generator look at the front storage, you will see the unleaded only sign.
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