camper%20233.jpgFound a onan generator for my Tioga, cleaned it, tuned it with all original onan parts, fired her up,seems to run like a champ. Going to install it this weekend.Got a new muffler still need a remote start,found one on ebay,will order that down the road.I want the thing to be as quit as possible,plan on insulating the cavity and running the tail pipe and exhaust vent all the way out to the bumper. Any better ideas how to keep her quite ? P/S, all ready wired with gas line in place.

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Comment by jim bornemann on October 2, 2015 at 4:40am

Thanks all, for feed back! Pat like the West marine idea,little pricey,but the word " marine" is involved.I seriously contemplated on buying a Honda or Yamaha 3000, but just can't put something foreign in my CHEVY camper! I had this same gen. in one of my previous campers, its a great unit.One thing i never tried, running a braided hose from the exhaust pipe into a bucket of water?

It would be nice,( remember i'm new to this site ), if we had a link on the home page up top,

stating " Weekend get away" members can post where their going camping. Might be a nice way to get together more often.   Keep em rolling!

Comment by Jim Stoltz on October 2, 2015 at 4:33am

Nice! I have the 6.5 version of that. It's 31-years old now but only had 150 hours on it when I got the RV. It's in the factory-built box that's lined with aluminum-faced fiberglass insulation that cuts down on interior noise and heat. The door is vented but also lined with the stuff.

Inside you can barely hear the thing run, but you can feel the vibration from it. Outside is another story - it's pretty loud but not unusually so for the day. The fan shroud was rattling against something which made it really annoying but I was able to correct that. The exhaust is the exhaust - you can't even hear it. It's the sound of the machinery running that you hear.

Comment by Russell E Johnson on October 1, 2015 at 6:54pm

Well Jim, the best control for generator noise is bad hearing. LOL I run ours when we are dry camping to run the AC unit in the summer and it is right under my bed and it bothers me very little, but them everyone is telling me that i need to get hearing aids as they are tired of shouting lol. 

Comment by Rich Thomas on October 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

LOL Pat, when I read that I momentarily thought why would you put that in a dogs house. Then it dawned on me DA!! ( must be the cold I've been dealing with for the last month.), 

Comment by Sandy St.Louis on October 1, 2015 at 10:11am

Keeping any generator quite can be difficult and impossible to satisfy some people, you are using one of the better ones though. I have seen many attempts and failures to achieve this and very few successful mods, At one time on the dessert it was common to use a snorkel extension on the exhaust ,about 6 ft up although quitter it was hard on the generator with to much back pressure. Enclosing the generator was done only to cause overheating , a friend of mine put the generator over a 150 ft away in a plastic igloo dog house it was quite after a short time very quite for ever as it overheated destroying it . All engines make noise the secret is to use them as little as possible. Other than air conditioning solar works well , if you use your generator to charge your batteries use a battery charger as the early converters had a very small charging system in them . Your requirements for AC power being unknown but if it is for medical reasons run it as you require .       

Comment by Pat Daly on October 1, 2015 at 8:26am

For interior noise control I love this boat engine insulation. Self adhesive, but do get the hanger kit for ceiling/top install. Also, great for doghouses .Makes a BIG difference. I'll be real interested in what our folks say about exhaust noise.  http://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--noise-control-barrier-ma...

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