Originally Posted by Grandpere
That is very kind of you. I got a call from my BIL tonight and he has come across a 7KW Honda generator that seems like it will fit in my MH. Just need to figure out the wiring and we will be in business, and at a price that is a whole lot less than $2800 for the used Onan and tons less than $5000 to try and fix our current one.
Just be aware there might be problems to overcome in getting a "contractor" type generator to function in a RV environment...especially cooling. Not easy getting the air flow right
to cool those air cooled engines, especially driving down the highway.
Also RV type generators are engineered to run slower RPMs to keep noise down, and also increase longevity of the engine. The Onans in the 5.5kW to 7kW size only turn 2400-2880 RPMs. The generators sold for construction, and power backup turn at a constant 3600 RPMs.
Good luck with your retrofit! Keep us updated, photos too !