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Old 10-02-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Gassers, would you like the option of "powered by Honda"

Seems like everything has the good/better/and best option one can choose when building a Tiffin. This seems like the only place that does not have the better & best option,, just the good.

Diesel's have their liquid cooled units, why can not gassers have Honda's as an option?

Use the entire cabinet, just like the water tank.
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Liquid cooled - what?

I don't know what the devil you're talking about with your post.
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Liquid cooled - what?

I don't know what the devil you're talking about with your post.
A wild guess but I'm betting generators....maybe a few beers too? Who knows
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:36 PM   #4
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It is a very simple question, do I really need to spell it out in that much detail? Yes it is power generation.

Unless Honda makes anything else that is installed in a RV.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:14 PM   #5
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It is a very simple question, do I really need to spell it out in that much detail? Yes it is power generation.

Unless Honda makes anything else that is installed in a RV.


Yes.
How does Honda break into the Cummins/Onan market?
Does Honda want to?
Does Tiffin want Honda?
Just saying that there are a few bridges to cross.
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Honda was in the RV generator market, but pulled out 10-15 year ago, they made some nice units too, unfortunately they costs more than the Onan and Generac models as well, and we all know if the RV manufacturers can save a penny by using an inferior product they will do it every time, particularly when the customer does not know better and Onan has been the made in America brand name generator for the last 75 years.
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Use the entire cabinet, just like the water tank.

I'm not aware that there is a whole lot of extra room in any Tiffin gasser generator Bay.
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I'm not aware that there is a whole lot of extra room in any Tiffin gasser generator Bay.
At this time there is a 6 inch storage cavity above the Genny cutting bay height. One would have to pull that out and cap it off at the rear of the bay, that would give enough height.

Uhhh, then there is a myriad of things to customise on the Honda.
  • Mounting rack to frame
  • Add inline fuel pump
  • Reroute exaust
  • Rewire 50 amp plug to Rig (use factory Honda Gen plug)
  • Remote start (splice into 3 key wires) leaving key intact.
  • It keeps it's own battery to start (not depending on house or rig) redundent
  • Sell Onan

Ahh, better idea, instead of hard mount to frame, hard mount it to a drawer that mounts to frame. This makes it very service friendly. Just open the door,,, then pull out the drawer.The Phantoms have drawer access Gennys.

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A note to Honda, the current configuration of the 7000, does not seem to conform to any freestanding use.Size does not seen to enter the equation for stand alone. Why not configure to the size of this market? Everything else is on wheels or a handle anyway.

Another market for free.
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Ahh, better idea, instead of hard mount to frame, hard mount it to a drawer that mounts to frame. This makes it very service friendly. Just open the door,,, then pull out the drawer.The Phantoms have drawer access Gennys.


No pull out drawer space on a gasser due to drive train. Phaeton is a diesel.
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As mentioned a more expensive gen option I would bet most wouldnít be interested in. What is the average yearly useage of a gen set anyways? More then likely I would think reliability issues with what it presently available is probably more likely due to lack of use then being used to much or a poorly made unit.

There are other areas that are also one size/option fits all. The engine, trans, tires, wheels, hitch and the list goes on are usually one standard size for the entire product line.
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Not interested in Honda.
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My 22 year old Onan is still going strong (knock wood) - I don't see how having a Honda would improve on that.
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My current mh is a 2000, and when I bought it the genny had 300 hours on it. As stated, I dont think a lot of people would pay the extra for a honda genny. Would be a good option if you planned on using it a lot.
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