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Old 02-21-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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I have a Honda EX 5500 generator (now equipped with the wheel and handle kit) which I will mount in the front right corner of the truck bed for long trips so we can overnight in parking lots/truck stops ect). In order to not have it stick up above the bed rails, I will remove the wheels and handles leaving the standard cage around the genny. I will anchor this (cage) to the truck bed. The exhaust will point towards the front of the bed and I want to somehow route it through the bed floor. I will not leave the genny in the truck permanently, but for these trips it will be anchored to prevent theft and movement. We will run the genny at times without unhooking the fiver from the truck. Truck is a long bed four door. Without an exhaust extension the exhaust would blow directly towards the front vertical panel of the bed and probably blister the paint. I need to at least make it u-turn away from the sides of the bed. Has anyone done an exhaust setup through the truck bed or similar?
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I have a Honda EX 5500 generator (now equipped with the wheel and handle kit) which I will mount in the front right corner of the truck bed for long trips so we can overnight in parking lots/truck stops ect). In order to not have it stick up above the bed rails, I will remove the wheels and handles leaving the standard cage around the genny. I will anchor this (cage) to the truck bed. The exhaust will point towards the front of the bed and I want to somehow route it through the bed floor. I will not leave the genny in the truck permanently, but for these trips it will be anchored to prevent theft and movement. We will run the genny at times without unhooking the fiver from the truck. Truck is a long bed four door. Without an exhaust extension the exhaust would blow directly towards the front vertical panel of the bed and probably blister the paint. I need to at least make it u-turn away from the sides of the bed. Has anyone done an exhaust setup through the truck bed or similar?
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I have a 15 foot length of greenfield that fits over the generator exhaust pipe. I can route it anywhere I want the exhaust to flow. The greenfield coils up and is easy to store.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:37 AM   #4
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Do you use the liquid-tite greenfield or the other?
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I would think a pipe/muffler shop could help at minimal cost. They should also be able to help with heat shielding from heat of the pipe at front and hole through bed. Please be sure you check this set up very carfully for Carbon monoxide (CO) entry through pin box area or eleswhere. I would also not go without a CO monitor inside if you do not already have one. This is a good idea for those of us with out gensets if you ever sleep in areas others may be using theirs.Keep the dust on ya boot
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I forget....is carbon monoxide heavier than air? or lighter than air?
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not sure what liquid tite is. It is run of the mill greenfield that my [nephew] electrician gave me.

And I believe CO is lighter than air.
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The liquid tite greefield has a grey covered vinyl outer covering making it waterproof, and the regular style is the galvanized looking spiral metal. I think the grey covering would melt.
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