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RE: Honda generator enclosure fan question

Thanks for the input and info. I am progressing a bit with this and neglected to get some before temps on the honda. There are 2 kazillion articles on the web and I can not find one with operating temps. I know they are there I have saw them! Anyone have temps or a link? Here is a link on RV.net post for a box I built for our EU2000i http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28718017/srt/pa/pging/1/page/5.cfm I neglected to include the temps recorded. With a remote sensor placed near the exhaust outlet of my box the temp recorded was 134F after running for 15 minutes. The inside box temp with the sensor placed near the top handle of the Honda remained at the outside air ambient temperature of 72F. No fans added to move air inside the enclosure. The key as others have noted is to isolate the exhaust(both genset and motor) from the engine side. I have used this box enclosure on 4 camping trips this year and it has never shut down other than running out of fuel or me turning it off.
ICamel 07/19/16 02:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda generator enclosure fan question

You could power the fans using the 12V outlet on your Honda generator.
ICamel 07/14/16 01:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Foot pads for corner jacks?

8"x8"x1.5" ABS Plastic. I routed out a .25" deep area on each pad slightly larger than the jack pad. They went with the camper when we sold it in 2001 and bought a 5th wheel trailer. Now that we are back to a TC I just use some Trex deck material cut to 10" lengths. I like the horse stall mat idea, and have a piece that might be re-purposed.
ICamel 07/14/16 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Sure Start + Honda EU2000 = 13,000 btu Coleman Mach

Any comments on using SPP6 vs SPP6E? SPP6E is for 220V applications. SPP6 is for 110V applications. https://www.amazon.com/SUPCO-SPP6-Start-Relay-Capacitor/dp/B0002YTLFEhttps://www.amazon.com/SUPCO-SPP6-Start-Relay-Capacitor/dp/B0002YTLFE https://www.amazon.com/Supco-Electronic-Potential-Relay-Style/dp/B0071OXD8Ehttps://www.amazon.com/Supco-Electronic-Potential-Relay-Style/dp/B0071OXD8E
ICamel 07/07/16 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Washington & Oregon Sights One Should See

Hosmer Lake? Between Bend and LaPine. Homer Lake on the Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway. Lots of beautiful lakes and campgrounds in the area with good fishing.
ICamel 06/25/16 02:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires Again

After checking with the local tire shops they could not source Maxxis Load Range E. I told them that I could get them from Amazon. They said to buy them online and they would mount/balance for me(for a fee). I still saved money.
ICamel 06/25/16 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Washington & Oregon Sights One Should See

The usual places in Oregon; Crater Lake Multnomah Falls Mt. Hood Tillamook Cheese Factory(#1 for visitors in Oregon) Oregon Garden Newberry Crater National Monument Sea Lion Caves Powell's Bookstore in Portland Hatfield Marine Science Center Oregon Coast Aquarium Painted Hills/John Day Fossil Beds Central Oregon Coast from Florence to Lincoln City Southern Oregon Coast from Port Orford to Brookings Northern Oregon Coast from Seaside to Astoria Oregon Caves National Monument Some of the lesser known places; Oregon Vortex Fort Rock Hole in the Ground
ICamel 06/25/16 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: Replacement mattress

lastingimpressionsfoamdotcom sells RV sized memory foam mattresses. Since we have memory foam mattresses in our sticks&bricks sleeping in the RV is just like sleeping at home. They almost always ship the next day and the mattress arrives quickly. It will be compressed but heavy. I was able to muscle it into our RV and then take off the wrapping that keeps it compressed. Love our Lasting Impressions mattress!
ICamel 05/23/16 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Olympian wave catalytic heaters

I have been using an Oly Cat model Wave 6 since 2011. I even installed a second CO monitor that has a digital readout in the RV. Highest CO reading has been 17ppm and I cannot identify if that is from the heater, oven, outside generator or something else. It usually indicates 0ppm. I do use it for comfort heating overnight as well as daytime if the outside temperatures get down into the 30's
ICamel 05/23/16 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installing plexiglass on screen door

Most screen doors have a channel on the inside around the door areas. If you have a piece of Lexan cut to fit inside those channels the Lexan material has enough flex that you can fit it in. Then use some window screen vinyl spline rope to hold it in place.
ICamel 04/16/16 09:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: popular rv/trailer accessories

Ice machine
ICamel 04/16/16 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Security Alarms on Doors

I installed this on all the doors/windows in our 5th wheel where someone could enter/exit. Even put some on outside storage doors. http://www.harborfreight.com/six-sensor-wireless-home-alarm-94799.html
ICamel 04/15/16 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Firefox bookmarks

Do you use the "star" symbol just to the right of the "Search" box to bookmark a page? If so the bookmark goes into a file just to the right of the star that looks a "list". This is the "Show your bookmarks" folder. Clicking on that icon you should see that the sixth item listed is "Recently Bookmarked". Hovering the cursor over the Recently Bookmarked should show the first item as what you just bookmarked. You can right click on that listing and "copy" it. Then you just navigate to the bookmark folder where you want to put it and "paste". Or use Google Chrome which asks where you want to put your bookmark at the time you bookmark it.
ICamel 04/14/16 11:16am Technology Corner
RE: Generator quieting

I think the rivets give the box a cleaner look. They are much less expensive than SS hardware. If I have any rivets fail, my backup plan is to replace those with nuts, washers, and bolts. (And now for a dumb and unimportant question -- why did you use rivets instead of screws or bolts?)
ICamel 04/13/16 09:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator quieting

Materials list: Qty 4 sheets - 2' x 4' exterior grade 3/16" plywood purchased at Home Depot. This yielded the top, bottom, two sides, front and back ends and the two interior partitions. Qty 2 sheets - 1/2" x 32" x 54" Soundown acoustic foam purchased from Amazon.com. You could get away with 1 sheet, but I opted to use more in places than Jim did. Qty 1 package - Aluminum Pop Rivets, 3/16 x 1/4-Inch, 100 rivets. Qty 1 package - Black Carbonized Fiber Welding Blanket, 18" x 18" purchased on Amazon.com. Qty 1 - 2-Pack Power Cord 3 Feet Heavy Duty AC Power Extension Cord in 3 Feet purchased on Amazon.com. Qty 6 - 3/4" x 1/16" x 36" aluminum angle bar. Qty 1 - 24" Brass plated metal hinge(this was cut into two sections for the top). Qty 1 - 12" Brass plated metal hinge(this was cut into two sections for the inlet end). Qty 1 - 4 pack 1.75" round furniture cups. Qty 1 - Brass plated lockable clasp and hinges for pull start door access. Digital photos: Left side https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1476/26323144082_2c2540338b_z.jpgP1000073 by camelwhit, on Flickr Air inlet end https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1594/26142639400_fbdac9dafe_z.jpgP1000074 by camelwhit, on Flickr Right side https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1480/26142639100_2e629138d7_z.jpgP1000075 by camelwhit, on Flickr Exhaust End https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1548/26142638840_4d8318c428_z.jpgP1000076 by camelwhit, on Flickr Top opened https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1716/26142638530_e187404bc8_z.jpgP1000077 by camelwhit, on Flickr Open top view https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1455/25812707543_63230bc5de_z.jpgP1000078 by camelwhit, on Flickr Air inlet open hinge for easier generator ingress/egress. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1506/26323141972_4f943762f8_z.jpgP1000081 by camelwhit, on Flickr EU2000i in the Quiet Box https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1592/26389554466_fc50474b5e_z.jpgP1000083 by camelwhit, on Flickr Close up view of how the generator snugs up to the partition between the exhaust side and the cool engine side. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1505/26323141482_12f415b952_z.jpgP1000084 by camelwhit, on Flickr My EU2000i is about 15 years old and still running strong!
ICamel 04/13/16 04:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator quieting

With inspiration from jauguston I built a EU Quiet Box for our EU2000i. I used the 1/2" Soundown material rather than the 1". Total cost was less than $125(NOT!). On Edit: Whoops!.....in the interest of full disclosure, after totaling up the individual costs it came to $182.01 See and hear on my Flicker account. For some reason it won't play on Google Chrome(but will in "incognito window"), but will play on Mozilla Firefox and MS Internet Explorer. EU2000i in the open. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11322575@N07/26138226090/in/dateposted-family/ EU2000i in Quiet Box http://www.flickr.com/photos/11322575@N07/26344709241/in/dateposted-family/ We have a Honda 2000 -- it is quiet but not silent. When we are boondocking, we add an extra extension cord so that the generator is as far from us as possible, preferably behind a big rock. It's certainly possible to quiet an EU2000i to the point where it's barely audible 20' away. I based my own EU Quiet Box on one built for an EU1000i by rv.net forum member jauguston ... his pics are here for anyone interested. However, a major issue became abundantly clear in building my quiet box - "quiet" is directly related to how much you're willing to spend. :W After calculating I'd be in for hundreds $$$ to duplicate jauguston's box for my own EU2000i I looked for alternatives that wouldn't break the bank and although what I came up with certainly works quite well I have no doubt the results would have been even better had I been willing to spend more - lots more. I wasn't so it is what it is BUT with the box sitting the back of my Avalanche and the cargo lids in place my EU2000i running full tilt is barely audible 20' away. :B
ICamel 04/13/16 12:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Landing gear lock pin sheared.

Did he raise the front of the 5'r while the back stabilizer legs were still down? This will put tremendous pressure on the front jack legs. I did this recently and it sheared off the motor arm bracket bolt. Self inflicted damage. I will have to add another item to my departure checklist.
ICamel 04/11/16 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adventures in Used RV's Here in The Forrest! Amazing!

Or a meth lab. ....sounds like a hunters special that you basically give away....
ICamel 04/04/16 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Porta Bote under trailer?

I bought a 6HP Nissan gas outboard with my Porta Bote. While I sold the Bote a little over five years ago I still use the Nissan. It will be 11 years old this April. Weight is 55 pounds. I built an outboard motor holder that fits into the stake post in the pickup bed side rail right behind the cab and keeps the motor upright and takes up very little room. Again not intending to hi-jack the thread, but do you guys carry spare batteries for the trolling motors? I kind of like the idea of a small gas engine but it also has many drawbacks as far as storage and weight.
ICamel 03/31/16 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Porta Bote under trailer?

Your Porta Bote has a maximum thickness when folded of 7 inches at the rear and 3 inches at the front. Sounds like it would work if you put the bow portion over the axle(s). With the Porta Bote's resiliency it could easily ride underneath without an enclosure. Just something to keep it secure. That is the direction I would go if you want to keep the Bote and transport it under the trailer.
ICamel 03/31/16 11:29am General RVing Issues
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