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Title: Pulling the genny
Post by: Mandaid on August 24, 2016, 12:36:13 PM
Anyone know how easy/hard it is to uninstall a onan 2500 LP generator. We are upgrading and want to keep the lil' beast. (17hrs). Currently in Arctic fox 22h going to Nash 25C TT.

Thanks for your thoughts.
Title: Re: Pulling the genny
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on August 24, 2016, 05:34:25 PM
Probably not difficult, but installations vary so much it's difficult to say. Depends more on the particular trailer than the genset. You need to deal with the exhaust, and the fuel line if its plumbed to the RV's LP system. The latter should be simple, in any case. How does the electric power get to the trailer? Do you plug into the genset outlet, or is there some other power transfer, e.g. an auto switch? That  could complicate things.

The rest should be just some bolts around the base of the genset, but getting at them could be a challenge if the trailer was built around the genset. If the genset was an add-on, then its probaby easy enough.
Title: Re: Pulling the genny
Post by: Mandaid on August 25, 2016, 09:59:34 AM
I didn't even think of the switch. Yes it has an auto transfer switch. The LP is plumbed to the main.
Title: Re: Pulling the genny
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on August 25, 2016, 11:03:47 AM
You probably want to move the transfer switch with the genset. Just pull the ATS out and connect the shore cord direct to the feeder to the main load center. You will need a junction box to contain the splice.

You can cap off the LP line at either the genset end or at Tee into the tanks. It would probably be best to try to move the LP line and tee to the new trailer. Fittings to splice the LP lines together after removing the Tee are standard hardware items and readily available. Your local hardware store should have them.
Title: Re: Pulling the genny
Post by: Mandaid on January 04, 2017, 02:08:13 PM
Thanks for your advice. I ended up leaving the generator because I figured it would sell faster, and it did. We recently bought our nash 25C (generator ready) and I just ponied up and bought a Honda 2000w peak with a 26ish amp output plug ($1k). If the power goes out in the winter I gotta have heat. RV dealer fellow said installing a propane genny is about $3k.