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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2009, 06:59:30 AM »
Do you have a method to keep the genset from rolling all of the way out of the slide during work?  I couldn't tell from the pictures. 
Glenn

Glenn,

The rollers are good, but its heavy enough that it wont go anywhere without a tug or push.

When the outer brace was being built I used some longer bolts to hold it in place, these also turned out to be good  stops.  If they are put in with the threads towards the center it will stop the slide from going past the end.  With the threads toward the outside it will let the slide by for removal of the generator or let it extend out further.

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2009, 05:21:36 AM »
Don't you think it would have looked better if you had painted it gold.  ::)

Maybe the generator.. ;D $$$$

I don't have much in the slide....it was all laying around just begging to be arced on... 8)

Or am I missing something  ???

Cliff
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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2009, 04:34:08 PM »
You have given this old bus-nut some food for thought, the design is
very good and it gives me an idea of how to build "drawers" for my bays.
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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2009, 05:14:49 PM »
Cliff,

Was your Honda an EV6010?

If not, what was it and how many hours did it have?

I didn't think Hondas ever threw rods!!
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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2009, 05:39:00 PM »
Cliff,

Was your Honda an EV6010?

If not, what was it and how many hours did it have?

I didn't think Hondas ever threw rods!!

Gus,

It was a ES6500, which is the contractors version of the EV6010, in other words it came in a portable cage, but had the same engine and was watercooled.  Those things run around $4500 new.

I bought it a couple of years back from Pete (RTS/daytona).  I really don't know how many hours it had. I think he bought it used.  When I bought it had a little hesitation and we both thought it might need a carburater rebuild.   I had about 20 hours on it and it threw the cam shaft pulley while on the road.  I replaced that after driving 10 hours in July with no A/C to get home and the cam(it had wallowed out the key way, which was the cause of the hesitation) for about $250 in parts, my labor, and it ran good, no hesitation.   I had about another 100 hours on it when it threw the rod.  It cost me about 14.50 an hour to own it.  I am hoping for a little better cost/use ratio with my diesel.   :'(

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2009, 04:18:23 AM »
Nice job Cliff. Looking at your pictures makes me wish I had more bay storage so I could roll out our Onan. I see how you coiled the electrical line, but how did you get the muffler to roll? Is it attached to the gen set as well?

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2009, 05:18:23 AM »
Nice job Cliff. Looking at your pictures makes me wish I had more bay storage so I could roll out our Onan. I see how you coiled the electrical line, but how did you get the muffler to roll? Is it attached to the gen set as well?

Dave

Hi Dave,

The exhaust manifold is on the right side(towards rear of coach) of the generator, it faces down.  Because the generator slide gave me a little height, the exhaust will bend to inside the space, through a gap between the slide and the generator support plate, where it will run into a pipe union just beyond the entire slide/generator.  From there it goes through the floor, into the muffler and out the side.

With the union disconnected, I can pull the unit straight out.  The pipes on the generator and those through the floor are completely supported independently.

I am fortunate to have a good friend with a professional pipe bender, so we are making a second exhaust setup if I want to run it extended.  It will just hook onto the union.

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2009, 05:35:02 AM »
Thanks for the explanation Cliff. Once again you did a fine job. I admire work like that.

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2009, 01:20:33 PM »
Nice job Cliff! And you have given me yet MORE ideas!  (bitter sweet- Bitter for Linda, sweet for me!  ;D)
 One day I hope to pull the trigger on a diesel gen. also. One fuel is my goal. I'm just not sure I have the space. I may have to get "creative"!  ::) :D

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2009, 06:46:39 PM »
Cliff,

Thanks. I did about the same thing as you except I made a sled instead of using wheels.

The EV6010 is so well mounted that I saw no need for wheels.

So far I have 180 hrs since new without so much as a whimper, but, of course, for that money I would expect no less!!

It is quiet and vibration free, things my old Onan would not provide, and the Honda is less than half the weight.
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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2009, 05:09:20 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old post.

However, Cliff, what did you do with your exhaust? How did you route that out?

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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2009, 05:53:13 AM »
generator slides are nice but they do create  more noise mine had a SS flex pipe for the exhaust that was always a problem for me so I removed the slide and remote mounted the filters, radiator and oil drain.


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Re: New Generator and Slide Extension
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2009, 06:17:29 AM »
generator slides are nice but they do create  more noise mine had a SS flex pipe for the exhaust that was always a problem for me so I removed the slide and remote mounted the filters, radiator and oil drain.
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Sweet idea. How come I didn't think of that ??? ?
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