Mounting generator/ exhausting the fumes?

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  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I've been looking at different ways to mount my generator and I think for me it's best on my catwalk.

    My real question is about the exhaust. My truck is a flat top and the exhaust is short on my truck just barely above the roof.

    I can't put any higher pipes on my truck because until I raise my garage up it has to be that low for me to fit in.

    Is that high enough to run the exhaust from the generator?
     
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  3. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Sure. Mine sits on the catwalk for years. 10 hours a night every night. Just have the exhaust painted towards the trailer. I have a co detector. It’s never gone off in my truck, 6A533E7F-572F-4535-82B5-63C101FEDC23.jpeg
     
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  4. terryt

    terryt Medium Load Member

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    Hope you think about these gas generators are killers
     
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    terryt Medium Load Member

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    Just do a google search trucker died in truck from carbon monoxide. You will be shocked how many there are. Plus hundreds of campers die each year from these generators. They make a highly consecrated carbon monoxide producers 10 times higher then a car exhaust very dirty. There was a trucker in the Hope AR scale found dead in the sleeper with the generator running behind the sleeper. There was a post some where here in the trucker report about it I just can't find it.
     
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  6. Adamali21

    Adamali21 Light Load Member

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    I used to run that setup, make sure you run a exhaust away from your cab, and also get a fire and carbon monoxide detector inside your truck. You can buy your self a full aluminum box and put that generator in it. But make sure you let it breathe and not overheat.
     
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  7. ready2truck

    ready2truck Medium Load Member

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    Stop being cheap and buy an apu.
     
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  8. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    I bought a carbon monoxide smoke detector combo for twenty bucks. Don’t know why anybody would go without one. What about all the weed burner exhausts these days.
     
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  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I was reading a post that you had from a couple of years ago that you had it set up on your trailer with a champion 4250.

    You're not using that set up anymore?

    What you guys are saying I agree with. I myself would not put a generator on my catwalk and let it run. I'm not just concerned about me I'm concerned about anybody around me.

    There are some guys that mount a generator on their trailer and they figure well it's on the trailer it's behind me I don't have anything to worry about and they just let it run.

    But I started thinking today because I pulled into the truck stop headfirst which I normally do. I have a big fan in my truck and I roll the windows down and I enjoy the fresh air but if I did that and someone ran a generator back there they might kill me.

    And vice versa. I don't want to kill anyone else.

    So I don't know how high it is to the top of my stacks I'm guessing 10 feet?

    Is that safe at 10 feet if I just let it run back towards my trailer or or maybe on a 45?

    Like I said, I'm not just concerned about me I want to make sure anybody around me is safe and I am going to get a detector.
     
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  10. Chieftains

    Chieftains Light Load Member

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    You can find a used apu with install for I believe 5k.
    See it on Truckpaper.
     
  11. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Honestly unless there's some real true legitimate reason I would much rather have a new generator and everything I need for about $1,200 than spend $5,000 on something used and probably going to have problems with and I have to put money into.

    There are plenty of people here on the right on the forum that they run a generator setup.
     
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