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Old 11-16-2013, 10:29 PM   #57
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Same here, we leave for a big race and I start it in the driveway while we are loading, run it all the way to tennessee. It runs the entire 8 days we are there and its usually about 100 degrees the whole week. We finally shut it down when we pull in the driveway 9 days later. The only time its not running during the whole trip is for about a half hour when the amsoil crew comes around halfway through the week to do a free oil change. I went through 2 generators on our 2005 super c and it was ready for another one when I traded it. I hope my onan has the longevity of the generacs we had in our old coach.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:51 PM   #58
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I made my own in about 20 mins (literally) after I picked up the parts at Home Depot. Cost about $30 and it works GREAT! Google DIY Genturi or search this forum and you will find lots of information.
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Like mojoracing does, we run our generator a LOT when we are using our motorhome. We also travel with 2 labradors, so it's crucial that the RV stays at a comfortable (and safe) temperature when we leave the labs behind.

On race weekends - usually 5 days or so - our generator gets a hefty workout. This past July we spent 3 days at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT, and ran the genrator for nearly 4 days straight.

Personally I don't care about keeping the hours down for the next owner of our RV. We have the generator so that we can have power when we need it. Plus if you folow manufacturer guidelines, a generator that has been "worked" is better than a generator that is hardly ever used.

The generator in our RV had very low hours when we bought it - in fact hours that were TOO low for its age. From the hours that were on it, I can tell that the PO didn't follow the recommend 1 hour under load each month for maintenance.

I make sure that we *use* our generator and in off-months I run it for at least 1 hour under a heavy load - usually meaning both roof airs running.

We also do have a GenTuri that I always hook up if we're going to be parked for more than a day. We got ours on Amazon for about $100 and it does a great job of moving the exhaust fumes up and over the RV and also contributes a little to quieter running.
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I made my own in about 20 mins (literally) after I picked up the parts at Home Depot. Cost about $30 and it works GREAT!

Google DIY Genturi or search this forum and you will find lots of information.
Do you have photo? How did you attach to RV
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Dumb question.

I have a Gasser MH. Should I be looking at one of the Gen-turi or is it mostly diesels that do this?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #62
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Dumb question.

I have a Gasser MH. Should I be looking at one of the Gen-turi or is it mostly diesels that do this?
I use one and in MY opinion, everyone should use one.
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Dumb question.

I have a Gasser MH. Should I be looking at one of the Gen-turi or is it mostly diesels that do this?

the Genturi is a exhaust extension for the generator I believe, it does not matter what your Motor Home is.
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Dumb question. I have a Gasser MH. Should I be looking at one of the Gen-turi or is it mostly diesels that do this?
The genturi should be used by anyone using their generator around others.
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I agree with everyone else. No matter the fuel type a Genturi type device should be used. We use ours any time that we will be sitting for more than a few hours in one place and the generator running. For example during my daughter's barrel racing events we use the Genturi even if we are no where near another RV for safety reasons. It only takes a few minutes to put up the Genturi. I will say that taking it down with the generator still running takes a little effort given the heat of the lower pipe. Once down the part that attaches to the generator exhaust is cool enough to put in the storage bay in about 10-15 minutes...not in the bag though.
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If you have problems with your generator and you have added a modification to the exhaust you might be giving the warranty company an out. Generators are installed to be safe but the exhaust pipes are quite flimsy, therefore adding a long extension to it might be to much weight for it to bare and could cause the original exhaust pipe to crack.
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If you have problems with your generator and you have added a modification to the exhaust you might be giving the warranty company an out. Generators are installed to be safe but the exhaust pipes are quite flimsy, therefore adding a long extension to it might be to much weight for it to bare and could cause the original exhaust pipe to crack.

they are installed to be safe but do you know where the exhaust fumes end up when the leave the exhaust, that is the problem with a bunch of generators running with a bunch of rv's parked.
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Great point Georgetown 350. It is crucial to follow the instructions when installing a device such as a Genturi. The two bungy cords take the additional weight off the tailpipe caused by the Genturi and minimize any movement side-to-side caused by wind. Every year we lose someone at the Houston rodeo due to generator exhaust issues or too close to another rv that does not have an above the roofline exhaust. Plus there are a lot of people that do not maintain their CO2 detectors. Remember these detectors do not last forever.
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Every year we lose someone at the Houston rodeo due to generator exhaust issues or too close to another rv that does not have an above the roofline exhaust.
Deaths from neighbouring Rvs generators?
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The Genturi is required at most SEC Football games these days. Gas or diesel does not matter. If you do not have a stack, you are going to be out of there. I run mine for 40 plus hours every game weekend. No problem
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