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Old 05-20-2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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I am in the process of researching installing an Onan 12.5 KW Quiet Diesel generator to be
semi-permanently mounted in the back of my pickup. My question has to do with the hot air discharge which according to the Onan web-site is discharged straight down. I don't want to cut a hole in the floor of the bed for the cooling air discharge. So if anyone out there has any sugestions I'd like to know if anyone elce has done this and if so how did you handle the instalation to allow cooling air discharge? Could I raise it up off the floor and put some kind of baffle to redirect the air? Thanks Ken Irwin
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I am in the process of researching installing an Onan 12.5 KW Quiet Diesel generator to be
semi-permanently mounted in the back of my pickup. My question has to do with the hot air discharge which according to the Onan web-site is discharged straight down. I don't want to cut a hole in the floor of the bed for the cooling air discharge. So if anyone out there has any sugestions I'd like to know if anyone elce has done this and if so how did you handle the instalation to allow cooling air discharge? Could I raise it up off the floor and put some kind of baffle to redirect the air? Thanks Ken Irwin
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Old 05-21-2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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Just out of curiosity, what will you be powering with that generator? I've only got a 6.5 kw in my 37' motorhome. I could use something larger at times, but 12.5?
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I want one big enough to run the house if need be. They really don't get that much more expensive to go to a bigger one. My thoughts are that I can run my house on my 13.5 K Gillette Generator (gas) but its just too loud for the RV. With 130 gallons of diesel fuel on board and the generator burning about .7 Gal per hour I could last a long time running the house. The only real question is, do I want to give up that much bed space in my pickup? Once its in the bed of the truck your not going to want to lift it out too often, it weighs 680 lbs! I have a travel trailer and I will ultimately be able to power the A/C while going down the road such that I don't have to wait a couple of hours after stopping for the trailer to cool down on those hot days. Ken Irwin
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....lift the generator off the bed a foot and don't worry about it. I lifted mine off the Volvo deck and haven't had any trouble.....geokaye
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I thought of doing the same thing in my pickup with an Onan Quiet Diesel. Consider that most the service for this gen is through the bottom. Decided I didn't wanna cut a hole in the bed.

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