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Old 07-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Generator Exhaust Extension

I recently took a trip to my farm which I have power available to run everything. During the visit, the power went out and I happily switched on the generator. There was NO wind and the temp was in the 90's. I began smelling exhaust fumes and opened the roof vents and side windows to let the CO2 out. But a little later, the CO2/smoke detector went crazy and said abandon the ship!!! I wandered around in the dark, hooking up the electric cable again and could tell the power was restored.

Does anyone have or use an extension hose off the generator exhaust to direct the fumes away from the RV? If there had been even a slight breeze, I don't think it would have been an issue.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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We have used a extension exaust on our generator for several years now when we are boon docking. The generator only runs in the daytime, but we have not had a problem with CO2 inside the rig.
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The Gen Turi extends the exhaust pipe from the generator.

Gen-Turi RV Generator Exhaust System - PPL Motor Homes

A lot of people build their own.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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did you have a window open on the exhaust side??
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:39 PM   #5
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Found in the boating world the with no wind there is not much to do, the smoke just hangs around.
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While it is not always possible, we try to park with the rear of the MH into the wind. At least that way the exhaust goes away from the MH. It works where we boondock but there maybe times that it just is not possible. I have thought about some exhaust flex tubing and just run it away from the generator.
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If you're can make your own Genturi.

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anyone make their own or have pictures?
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I made my exhaust extension using an electric sweep elbow the size of my gen exhaust with a coupler. The vertical is a length of 3 inch thin pvc pipe cut in half for storage.I soldered three short pieces of 3/4 copper pipe to the sweep to form a spacer.minor adjusting of the copper with a hammer and the pvc fits nicely.My exhaust is directly below the mirrorr so a bunge holds everything nicely.
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Amen to the Gen-turi (or equivalent). Just over a hundred bucks and works really well.


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Had the same problem when the rig was new.. Installed Gen-Turi and after that I had a few occasions to run the Generator 12 to 25 hours non-interuppted.. NO problems at all

Some folks looking at the 100 dollar (About) tag on the Genuine Gen-Turi like to home brew but their creations are always much heavier than the Original and that matters to me. I like my Gen-Turi. Works great.
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I also made my own genset exhaust extension. The principle is simple enough - a metal elbow directing the exhaust into a large vertical tube that is open at bottom and top. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the bottom opening is critical. The hot exhaust gases rise and ambient air comes it the bottom, helping the gases continue upward and also cooling the tube. That cooler air is what allows the the vertical pipe tpo be PVC (I used 3" PVC pipe), in two pieces for convenient storage. For the metal elbow I bought a piece of car exhaust tubing in a suitable size to slip over the genset pipe. Advance Auto had it in a preformed bend that was just right.

The only tricky part is to fashion some way to keep it upright. I used some big suction cups and bungies to hook to the side of the coach and it worked ok until the suction cups got a bit old.

I'll get some pictures if I get a chance tomorrow.

Meanwhile, here is another home made one shown on DIY RV::

How to Make a Homemade RV Gen-Turi for Peace of Mind
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Had the same problem when the rig was new.. Installed Gen-Turi and after that I had a few occasions to run the Generator 12 to 25 hours non-interuppted.. NO problems at all

Some folks looking at the 100 dollar (About) tag on the Genuine Gen-Turi like to home brew but their creations are always much heavier than the Original and that matters to me. I like my Gen-Turi. Works great.
I made mine from 1 1/2" conduit, to use at NASKW. It worked, but next time we do extended dry camping I'll buy a Gen-Turi.
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SURELY RV manufacturers can build this into their RV's . Does anyone ever think anymore? I am shocked at all the aftermarket add-ons you need that can be easily and cheaply added at the build stages. SMH.
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