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Old 04-22-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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How To Install Generator in Truck Camper

I just picked up an Onan LPG 2500 generator for my 2006 Eagle Cap 950 camper, which is prewired for a generator. My question is how do I get the 23" long generator in the 23-1/2" long compartment in the right rear of the camper?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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You're probably gonna have to remove some panels. If you go to the LOA forums, there are some on there that have removed and replaced their gennys. you might find some good general info there.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:46 PM   #4
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Installing geny

We purchased an used 06 Adventurer 106DBS last summer and had problems with the geny. The position of ours is the same as yours. I had to remove the unit to access the propane supply line as it had not been tightened properly. I had to drop the exhaust, disconnect the electrical wiring and remove the access door and frame to remove the unit. It took a while to remove but a lot easier to reinstall. If the unit is all pre set for a propane unit it should go in with a little grunt work. IF A RV DEALER CAN DO IT THAN A HANDY RVer CAN!
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:03 PM   #5
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[QUOTE If the unit is all pre set for a propane unit it should go in with a little grunt work. IF A RV DEALER CAN DO IT THAN A HANDY RVer CAN![/QUOTE]

I agree.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:07 AM   #6
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thanks for the very good information.
Is the base of the compartment completely open?
How much room do you have on both sides of the generator when mounted in the compartment?
Are there L-shaped brackets on each side mounting the generator?
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:48 PM   #7
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Generator install

In our unit the floor area is 3/4" plywood, with cutouts for exhaust, oil drainage and air exit slots. The geny sits on I think 3 rubber isopads that are bolted from the bottom side. There is an external angle bracket for the exhaust muffler to attach to. A piece of flex pipe is used to attach to a flanged 2 bolt pipe out of the engine and connects to the muffler. Clearance on both sides is approx. 2 to3 inches with approx. 5 above and 3 behind. Make sure you have the front cover which attaches by 2 slide latches. The geny will over heat as the cooling fan forces air through the internal area and exhausts out through the lower openings. I would check online to see if there may be a pattern for all of the cutouts for the floor?
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Onan 2500 LPG Generator - Maintenance

I've got the same generator on my rig - the Onan 2500 LPG fired generator. I'm looking for instructions on how to change the oil, the fuel filter and the air filter. Anybody out there have access to the owner's manual? I did not get one with my rig.

Thanx .... Dan
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onan generator 2500 lpg

Info is available on the cummins onan site, oil is 1 quart, no fuel filter as it is lpg unit, air filter is just inside cabinet. I would take it's serial number and cross relate it to find out about checking the oil as some must have the dipstick screwed all of the way in for proper measurement. The unit may not start if the crankcase is over full, as I found out. The drain is located to the right hand side of center about three inches deep. Takes a deep socket if the plywood base is not trimmed back far enough. Quite simple maintenance. Air filter tends to stay fairly clean, just tap and a little compressed air.
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Generator for Eagle Cap 950

I know this post is probably way too late, but just in case the generator goes in from the front, remove meatal corner strips and a bunch of tough caulking and the front panels.
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