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Posted: 09/20/20 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

does anyone know if I can pair a 2021 onan gen. prepped 5th wheel with a Honda 6500 generator? could a knowlable electrician be able to do this?

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All kinds of gens are used to power RVs. My concerns would be exhaust, carrying gasoline, noise/vibration, everything else.


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Posted: 09/20/20 11:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

May I ask what you are attempting to run?

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I'm assuming you don't have the Onan generator in the RV, just the prep package for a generator.

It should be entirely possible to wire in a connection for the Honda generator to the prep wiring. Fuel connections and physically installing the generator in the space are likely to be rather more difficult, and might be altogether impractical or impossible.

Note that the Honda EB6500 and EM6500 generators (in all their subvariants) are open-frame, contractor style generators and as such fairly loud. The EU7000IS is a quiet inverter generator, and would be much preferred, particularly if you're camping in proximity to other people.

If you have the Onan generator installed, paralleling it with a Honda generator won't work.





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Posted: 09/20/20 02:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The manual for the Honda 6500 says to keep it 3 ft away from everything while it is running. How big is the spot where you want to install it?





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Afaict those are not inverter gens. An electrician *may* be able to.. really don't know.

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DrewE wrote:

I'm assuming you don't have the Onan generator in the RV, just the prep package for a generator.

It should be entirely possible to wire in a connection for the Honda generator to the prep wiring. Fuel connections and physically installing the generator in the space are likely to be rather more difficult, and might be altogether impractical or impossible.

Note that the Honda EB6500 and EM6500 generators (in all their subvariants) are open-frame, contractor style generators and as such fairly loud. The EU7000IS is a quiet inverter generator, and would be much preferred, particularly if you're camping in proximity to other people.

If you have the Onan generator installed, paralleling it with a Honda generator won't work.


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Posted: 09/20/20 08:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the generator is an eu6500 very quiet. it stays in our pu box to use while traveling. it will not be installed in rv. just want to be able to control from rv while parked for the night

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I think you are in luck; the remote control connections for the Honda generator appear to me to likely be compatible with typical Onan controls, at least for the start and stop controls. The pilot light circuit may not be compatible. Your generator manual has a wiring diagram that includes the remote control connections for the start and stop controls.

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I'm not sure what the question is now.

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