I just got my Honda box mounted yesterday, I puttered away off and on making it this winter. I still have miss. to do to it. I will not run the gen. with the gas in the box, just a place to carry it, I may build a rack on the ladder to hold a gas can for extended running. Thanks to Reddog and Luv2skyski for some great ideas and inspiration.
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The safety instructions that came with the Honda state to keep it 30feet away from open windows and doors.
I made up a plastic coated cable wire with looped ends which can padlock the generator to the truck.
The camper 30 amp power cord is about 30 feet long and I use it at its full extension.
Buzzcut1, how far from the TC is a built-in generator? How many exhaust pipes have no odor?
If the generator is regularly serviced, then then propane units are relatively safe as they should burn the fuel completely and produce little if any CO. These units were designed to operate in the close proximity of a living area.
Portable gensets are not designed to be used in or next to an enclosed living area. They are built to deliver power not to give clean exhaust at all times
I keep my Honda 2000 at least 30' from my rig when in use
It's just not worth it to me to risk the consequences
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I never owned an rv with a built in gen. I really never measured anyone's exhaust distance to a door. The few that i have seen have been located away from doors and the windows close to them have been solid sealed windows that do not open.
Carbon Monoxide is lighter than air therefore it will have a tendancy to move upward. That's how it kills people in upstairs bedrooms in homes when a car is running in a lower level garage. However out of doors wind can move it in any direction.
I was speaking to a MH rep at a dealership about RV tech stuff . During that conversation he stated on board gens. need to be installed and operated under codes like RVIA, NFPA. Away from a window that opens and gas tank fill locations.
I was able to find : ANSI 119.2 / NFPA 501c NFPA 1192 .
I would be concerned about making a modification involving something like a generator where it carries fuel a HAZ-MAT issue , grounding specs for electrical codes, fireproofing barriers between the working gen. and the rv and exhaust codes.
Anytime there is a fatality like carbon monoxide death, there is a homicide investigation lead by a D.A. who is looking for any kind of broken law, code or rule so he can hang the person who caused the death of another. Personally, i do not want to be in that position. I don't modify things , i let the mfg. accept responsibility to be liable.
I like the carrying method and the mount to carry it , a good job was done constructing it . After seeing your mounting rack, i sometimes transport my gen. on a rack too.
I would not feel comfortable operating at that location because it is a modification that has strict codes to follow and its too involved for me . I do not know much about electricity and lightning. I would not know how to ground the gen. using it like that. Faraday cage and lightning.