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Offline belfert

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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #150 on: March 27, 2021, 08:01:27 PM »
I talked to Van and Gary Bennett for a while this afternoon.  I am seriously considering driving my bus down to Las Vegas and having Gary do the generator install.  He has apparently done quite a few generator installations.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #151 on: March 28, 2021, 06:50:49 AM »
Gary and Billy (Van) are some of the very best in the industry. You would do well to take your bus to them.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #152 on: March 28, 2021, 09:10:40 AM »
Couldn't agree more, Gary and Van built my generator install, in my 102C3 AC condenser compartment, cut the radiator thru a wall to the heater core/ Evaporator compartment, exhausting to the road...
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #153 on: March 28, 2021, 12:32:02 PM »
The only thing I wish is that it wasn't such a long drive to Las Vegas.  I am always up for an adventure, but the price of diesel is no longer dirt cheap like it was last fall.  In September it cost a bit over $2.25 per gallon average to go to Reno and back.  That was the cheapest in a number of years.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #154 on: March 28, 2021, 12:45:45 PM »
just go ahead and build with what are some suggestions. allow room for adding more sound deadener if needed. I would use lead or double hush mat at bottom since hard to change up later. Sooner, rather than later you need to get this started so you dont eat into travelling season. Id forget about ttavelling to Vegas to have it done. No guarantee they could do it once there anyway. If you want, take a trip in car and pick their brains in person.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #155 on: March 28, 2021, 01:21:41 PM »
Brian,
for less than $100 each roundtrip you can fly them out to Minneapolis and have them do the job at your house.
 
Or you can fly to Vegas and get some ideas for less than $100. 

Or drive 3400 miles r/t in your bus at 8mpg and $4/gal = $1700 and 6 days driving time.

Your choice; time is slipping by. 

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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #156 on: March 28, 2021, 02:21:26 PM »
The only thing I wish is that it wasn't such a long drive to Las Vegas.  I am always up for an adventure, but the price of diesel is no longer dirt cheap like it was last fall.

It really all comes down to your perspective on the trip. If you're driving to Vegas to have Van and Gary do a generator install then its an expensive genset. If you drive to Vegas for a break from life, to see the bright lights, take in a few shows and while you're out there anyway you get Van and Gary to do a generator install then you just had a fun trip and got a cheap genset install.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #157 on: March 28, 2021, 03:35:10 PM »
I have months before I need to have the generator up and running.  We could still have a nasty snow storm here in Minnesota at this point in the spring.

My hope is to have this done by early June just because I want it done before it gets hot and humid here in Minnesota.  If I take my bus to Las Vegas I would want to do it before it gets too warm since I wouldn't have any power for A/C on the road on the way there.  I expect it will be another month before they lift spring road restrictions.  I have zero interest in seeing the sights in Las Vegas, especially with the whole COVID thing. 
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #158 on: March 29, 2021, 10:37:38 AM »
take a pickup, or a car with trailer hitch. then if they sell you materials for the enclosure, you can haul it back in the truck or rent a uhaul trailer for car.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #159 on: May 04, 2021, 06:46:28 PM »
Hey it looks like Brian is doing a great job, nice work!
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #160 on: May 05, 2021, 04:21:21 AM »
Looking good and he is at a good testing ground to check the cooling start the 3 AC units the heat here will tell him in a hurry lol 103  here and summer is not here yet  :^
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #161 on: May 05, 2021, 07:29:00 AM »
It'll be mid-upper 90's here today. A little more fab work, a new Proggresive transfer and some wiring and Brian will be on his way ;)
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #162 on: May 05, 2021, 12:48:06 PM »
I talked to Van and Gary Bennett for a while this afternoon.  I am seriously considering driving my bus down to Las Vegas and having Gary do the generator install.  He has apparently done quite a few generator installations.
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #163 on: May 05, 2021, 05:50:18 PM »
Gary B and Van have pretty much done everything in Busdom Installations. :^
 
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Re: What resources to look at for building a quiet generator compartment?
« Reply #164 on: May 08, 2021, 09:21:23 AM »
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