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Old 09-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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86 Toyota Dolphin generator

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My name is Dave & I am looking for a 3500 - 4000 watt generator for my Toyota Dolphin motorhome. The space measures: 17" high, 27" wide, and 15" deep.
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Whew....not much space!!!

Honestly, I'm not sure you're gonna find one that small that'll generate the power you'll need. You might if you buy the Yamaha or Honda inverter gennies and take all the plastic off of it...
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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You may find several that will fit the spot, but not work in the spot.

Are you towing?

What is the need?

Option is to build mount that fits trailer hitch.

Add fuel line with disconnect snd insert genny when needed.

Front hitch also option.

Locking pin makes secure, remove and store when not used.
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Whew....not much space!!!

Honestly, I'm not sure you're gonna find one that small that'll generate the power you'll need. You might if you buy the Yamaha or Honda inverter gennies and take all the plastic off of it...
I have tried to find one too with out much luck. Onan makes one but is really expensive. So we built a trailer hitch platform on the back with plug in attachment . It woks well. I have a 89 with the same compartment. You will also have fume and exaust problems with that compartment
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We at first used a carrier from Ocean State Job lot-$40. And then mounted it on our trailer hitch with a locking pin and mounted our first generator on it (a 1964 Dayton). There are a few Onan's on our local Craig's list for 350 of around 4 to 6.5 KW.
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We at first used a carrier from Ocean State Job lot-$40. And then mounted it on our trailer hitch with a locking pin and mounted our first generator on it (a 1964 Dayton). There are a few Onan's on our local Craig's list for 350 of around 4 to 6.5 KW.
That's a good price. We looked at a few thst were around 2500.00. We got one a westing house 6500 for 600. At costco.
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Yes it is a good price. We ended up buying one (4.0 Onan) for our selves and putting it in were the original generator compartment was -original buyer had it removed with the A/C.
We got ours from a RV repo man.-They will some time take items off of a RV if it is in bad condition in lieu of payment from the banks.
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A quick search here finds a 30KW Onan for 3900.00 and it has only 110 hours on it. Uses a Ford straight six for the engine.
Onan 30kw Generator
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Onan Emerald Plus 6300 generator
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Dave, is there an existing generator compartment you're putting this into? Did it originally have a generator? Did you look at the Onan Microlite 2800? Available in either LPG or Gasoline versions. It's dimensions are well within yours: RV generator set Quiet Gasoline™ Series RV QG 2800 and it's rated amperage is around 23 amps which is more than sufficient to run your single roof A/C unit with plenty of spare power for even a microwave.

This little unit is commonly mounted on Class B conversions in some cases underneath just behind the rear axle but will do just fine in a proper generator compartment with an open bottom.
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