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    The reason you can't have a gravity feed is the fear of having a fuel line leak. One of the biggest drawbacks to doing your own system is that the unit will be running all the time. Rigmaster and others monitor the temperature and battery voltage and only turn on when the batteries need charging or the temp goes above or below a certain point. You can buy control modules to do this but will cost you more.



    You can buy a rooftop unit that supplies A/C and heat from Carrier. Easy to install also.

    I have a Rigmaster, rooftop Carrier A/C unit and an Espar D2. Gives me many options for heating and cooling but it cost about $8k for the whole setup.

    And don't be fooled by advertising how everyone just sips fuel at point this and point that. You run your A/C and that generator will be humping it's brains out.

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    Rekindle this subject

    I bought a cheap generac (gas) but want to expand to a diesel unit with a remote start. I would like to hook it to my existing fuel tanks and it will have to push an AC unit. I'm considering a rooftop AC model but heard where some drivers have mounted window AC units on the sleper. Not sure how that would work but ... Any new ideas ????

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    Whats your make and model of your truck tuckster? You can get a CARB approved 11kw Cummins generator for 5700.00 including taxes. A Onan one will go for 7800 including taxes.

    KH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckster View Post
    I bought a cheap generac (gas) but want to expand to a diesel unit with a remote start. I would like to hook it to my existing fuel tanks and it will have to push an AC unit. I'm considering a rooftop AC model but heard where some drivers have mounted window AC units on the sleper. Not sure how that would work but ... Any new ideas ????


    If you cut the hole in the back of the sleep it wouldnt look much different then a factory add-on if done right
    Last edited by Elvenhome21; 05.27.2010 at 09.47 PM.

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    I went the home made way...I use a 2000w Honda inverter generator...I have a floor model A/C unit...It is 8000BTU and draws 900watts max, It has one hose thats is the exhaust for heat and water...I used a Idle-Air window adapter closed the hole with a piece a sheet metal to fit the exhaust tube...I chain the gen to the rear duck when in use...Carry it in a side box when not in use...The Gen. only revs up when the compressor starts and that is for a few seconds...If uses about a gallon of gas a night....I am happy with the setup...Takes less than 5 minutes to set up....And only have about $1300 in it....

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    Just cut a hole in the back like I did.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckster View Post
    Whats wrong with the idea of buying a gen and adding components as necessary. It would supply power to anything you need. A small bunk heater or a rooftop ac/heat unit and at alot less that $8000.00. It would take a little work to set it up but it seems feasable.
    Am I missing something ??

    Not long ago i saw a guy who did just that. He had a generator on the catwalk which supplied all the power he needed. Its good knowlegde to have for sure!

    In fact, a few days ago i saw an econoline van with a household AC unit in the back window. Below it he/she had a generator bolted down next to the bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeatHead View Post
    Just cut a hole in the back like I did.




    WoW!!! Thats high speed!

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    1 Gallon/night ???

    If this is true, I will spend the xtra $$ for the Honda. My Generac burns 4 gallons (gas) a night and thats the main reason I want to switch to Deisel. The tank holds 4 gallons so I'm filling it up daily when used all night. I would like the remote start but not a deal killer.


    Quote Originally Posted by mleibelt View Post
    I went the home made way...I use a 2000w Honda inverter generator...I have a floor model A/C unit...It is 8000BTU and draws 900watts max, It has one hose thats is the exhaust for heat and water...I used a Idle-Air window adapter closed the hole with a piece a sheet metal to fit the exhaust tube...I chain the gen to the rear duck when in use...Carry it in a side box when not in use...The Gen. only revs up when the compressor starts and that is for a few seconds...If uses about a gallon of gas a night....I am happy with the setup...Takes less than 5 minutes to set up....And only have about $1300 in it....

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    gas gens weigh less
    Last edited by lastgoodusername; 05.30.2010 at 12.18 PM. Reason:: spelling

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