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Old 08-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #21
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it comes out straight, at this time I had the slinky stretched out toward the front of the coach
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #22
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I would bet if you go to any auto shop looking for chrome exhaust tips you can find them to fit...
Heck - even wallyworld might have one that fits the honda guys big block 4 cylinders


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Old 08-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #23
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Camping World has never impressed me with their parts or service. The techs that I have dealt with aren't that knowledgeable, and I won't have any service work done there. As for their parts, only as a last resort, I can usually find them cheaper elsewhere.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #24
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PPL all the way.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/onan-generators/gasoline-generator-onan.htm
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #25
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what is the preference of the majority out there - Gas or LP? I just assumed LP was the best but what is the opinion of those that have them installed?
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #26
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I tried searching for a reference to the chrome exhaust tip, but had no luck.

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Old 08-24-2013, 02:20 AM   #27
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Thanks everyone for the advice & photos. Camping World is going to reorder the tailpipe & hangers I ordered & they threw away & the ladder they damaged & send a Mobil unit to my house to make everything right. I am 1:15 away from them & didn't want to make another trip up there with my time & fuel for them to fix their mistake.
Just curious what Redwood charged for the factory Onan 5500. I paid $4,500 + $600 install + misc. parts piping. Total bill with Splendide W/D labor & tax was $7,500 a lot of money but that generator is awesome switching it on from inside the coach & being able to run whatever you want with no worries, it does like to suck the LP though.
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How much propane use would u estimate?
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #29
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The Onan website is down, but on the specs they give fuel consumption. I estimated from the chart one time that under FULL load, the 5500 will consumetwo 30# (app 15 gal)tanks in 13 hrs. Consumption is quite a bit less at 50% load, and no load.
Thats about .85 gal hrEdited by: atom ant
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #30
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I have not run it for longer than one hour but in speaking to Redwood & Onan about 8-10 hours on a 30 gal tank.

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I would think it would be unusual to run it at full load for very long. You would be drawing 40 amps or better which would be both a/c's plus some other.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:12 PM   #32
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Yes. Straight back then 90 degrees to the port side wall
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #33
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I went with the gasoline model so I didn't risk emptying my propane tanks while boondocking. I think it spreads the risk to have different fuels. This winter I'll be adding a Type 2 Bi-Fuel propane conversion kit.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:44 AM   #34
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A 40 lb bottle holds 9.35 gallons of propane. running at 50% will give you about 18 hours of run time. Running close to capacity is about 10 hours of run time. This is what I was told by the Cummings /onan rep.
I did opt for the 40 lb bottles in case I have a roadside emergency.
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Ah, the Onan site came back up this morning.

For the 5500 Onan

Gas - 0.3 gal/hr no load - 0.6 gal/hr half load - 0.9 gal/hr full load

LP- 0.4 gal/hr no load - 0.8 gal/hr half load -1.1 gal/hr full load

For the 6500 Onan


Gas - 0.4 gal/hr no load - 0.7 gal/hr half load -1.2 gal/hr full load

LP - 0.5 gal/hr no load - 0.8 gal/hr half load - 1.2 gal/hr full load

For the 30lb (7.5 gal each)tanks, the 5500LP would consume both tanks in 13.63 hrs full load or 18.75 hrs. half load, assuming no other LP demand for other appliances.


For the 40lb (10 gal each) tanks, the 5500LP would consume both tanks in18.18 hrs full load or25 hrshalf load, assuming no other LP demand for other appliances.

Interesting that the 6500 consumes at the same rate for both LP and Gasoline at full load.
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If you wanted to use the gas model where are you going to put your fuel cell? I have the 36rl and there is no where to put a fuel tank.
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Hi All:

The chrome tip for the factory generator exhaust is 9" x 1 1/2" inlet; 1 5/8" outlet. Hedman #: 17155

Here are a few random places that offer it on the web:
http://www.race-mart.com/Hedman_Hedders-HED-17155.html
http://paceperformance.com/i-6110534...ers-17155.html
http://www.carid.com/jaguar-exhaust-...-13423454.html
http://www.sears.com/hedman-hedders-...REDIRECT=false


Just slide this over the factory pipe and put a stainless screw to hold it.

I put this on mine and it looks great... People naturally assume that I have a "high-performance" generator now. Edited by: 5th_Time
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Honestly, I believe the turn down tip (45*) is a much better choice. It makes a significant difference in the exhaust volume being directed at your next door neighbor. Additionally, it uses a clamp for attachment purposes.
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We have the adapter on ours for use with our Stack to get the exhaust up above the RW.
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We have the adapter on ours for use with our Stack to get the exhaust up above the RW.

Are you talking about the Gen-Turi? I was interested in purchasing that gadget until I learned that the location of my slide-out wouldn't allow the installation.
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