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Old 12-21-2015, 10:49 PM   #41
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I'm curious about cooling. Are there baffled intakes or is it run with the lid open?

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Old 12-21-2015, 10:53 PM   #42
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Phil, I assume that's a fan on the inside of the driver's side wall of the box, exhausting through the grill visible on the outside, and provided to allow the generator to be run while inside the box. Like Ron, I'm wondering if you run it with the top closed, and if so, where does the air come in and does the exhaust just go out with the cooling air?
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:50 PM   #43
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The fan on the side is for the exhaust. There's a grille opening on the side towards the trailer for air intake. when it's real hot, like in august in Texas, I also run another fan on the other side of the generator opposite the exhaust fan.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:24 AM   #44
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Box added to three factory installed hitches.
Curious, and have to ask......is this another of the infamous "not on the build sheet", but ETI factory mods ?

If so, if you don't mind, what was its cost ?

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Old 12-22-2015, 07:00 AM   #45
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Material cost was about $600.00. The fans and aluminum frame for the box were scavenged from an old computer cabinet from work.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:23 AM   #46
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ETI added them for me on the build. The cost at the time was the same as adding the bike ready option for each receiver.
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #47
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What is the situation with any vibration, or noise, felt or heard, within the trailer while the generators is running?
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:15 PM   #48
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What is the situation with any vibration, or noise, felt or heard, within the trailer while the generators is running?
The noise is baffled by the box so it is quiet. The vibration is barely noticeable even when sitting at the dinnette area.
The original plan was to put some kind of fireproof insulation inside the box to suppress the noise but no need for it after trying the first time.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:55 PM   #49
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Rails slid into factory installed receivers

Picture of Rails slid into factory installed receivers
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:23 PM   #50
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I just have the single bike hitch receiver and I worry about slop in the cargo carrier causing damage. I've driven a wedge into the hitch receiver to try to prevent it from rocking side-to-side.
Hey gbaglo I've discovered a way to eliminate the slop in the cargo carrier. Instead of using a wedge, head down to your nearest automotive store and grab a 3 1/2 inch muffler clamp.
Because the metal is a bit soft I used some over sized washers to spead out the pressure of the tightening nuts. There is now appsolutly no rocking side-to-side or up and down. the only thing I need to do now is apply a good coat of black rust paint.
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