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Old 08-28-2010, 09:48 PM   #15
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My Kountryaire 5er came with gen set installed at the factory. problem with gen set mounted in truck is that when truck is not parked at RV site then you are with out electric power. Truck mount does have portability advantage tho. RV mounted gen sets are quite convient tho when needing power for mircowave/etc for rest breaks/etc.

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:19 AM   #16
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The use of formaldhyde has been discourged for the past few years - at least by quality RV mfgs. It does not take that long to clear the air - simply leave some windows open while the unit is not in use. If you go looking at rigs on a warm day, you will know the instant you get into one if its fromaldhyde free or not - you can also judge the amount of insulation.

As for Generators - most all trailers will have LPG generators as optional equipment. So if you want to use Gasoline then you will need to use one that is external to the unit. From other forums I have read where these LPG generators are still noisy, and very tempermantal with regards to fuel flow, have not read much about how much LPG they use. Most 5th wheels come with at least 2 30 or 40 lb tanks.

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:03 AM   #17
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Why could the generator not be located on the towing vehicle for the 5ers, and use the towing vehicle's gas tank? It would require running cables from the vehicle to the 5er but would eliminate many of the problems of fuel and storage. Haven't done it (of course) but it seems like a good idea. Hang on - read my signature...
this is great until you want to go somplace in the tow rig and have to shut down the generator and the AC on the TT
I have a gas 4kw in the forward compartment of my 5th wheel and there is no noise or vibration inside from it when running. The outside noise is less than a lawm mower. If there were an issue with the exhaust then I would purchase one of those remote exhaust kits.

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