……. First, we could call this page anything….. How about ” Goopenpucky Chronicles” …..too long and since this 2 short word phrase Hansel been around so long and so many get here thru many search engines I might screw up access or something if did something even like changing the name……so until I can get more input on that let keep the name where it is. Some say I spelled it wrong from the beginning! So there ya go.
So what can we do?here? We have folks either interested in GMC Motorhomes or somehow got sucked into some other rabbit hole but either way here we are. Kinda like a friend of mine “Jeffery Eiken” who is reaching out thru his pod casts etc. answering many questions that come up as we move through things in thus life.
Not able to post pics etc. Be best I can do is give you his YouTube site
Whatever he is engaging folks relating experiences to today common sense questions and to that focus, maybe I can relate current viable questions to past ideas to future hi tech upfit……… Hey, a big definition but it seems rediscovering something that has passed the test of time …..may grow thru that sort of communication.
Another old pic to keep this verbage from being boring. This is Drew Koba, our engine builder at the occasion of getting the first cam ground with our “Kryptonite” cam which today is available of many manufacturers cam grind listing…..”the best way to always have something is to give it away.” Comp 42-207-4.
So from time to time when lurking around or from questions you guys ask I will answer those good questions that I feel are helping the community in general. I’ll put that pile of stuff here so some may think I’m throwing out too much. Hey it’s a real thing! Some don’t really WANT to hear the real thing and would rather mimick back things they want folks to think. Sound convoluted I know but I’ve found standing out front for this much time I’ve not been able to dodge all the spitballs and backbiting few throw out.
So let do it here where you folks seem to be interested. I’ll get back new pics etc as soon as I can…..maybe we can transform this page into something useful……
Ok, let’s start by talking about generators and what’s coming……. Lemme come back this evening to tackle that idea.
We just put our a video about a new generator install that makes sense for our GMC…….lets talk further about that…..just you and me, right?
Ok, talk to ya then, let other Ranch Hands you know they can further current threads here.
See ya then……
So the prevailing new name for this page is RRR….thats “Rehab Ranch Ramblings”…….
And the beat goes on!
So our latest video discusses the new 5500 and 7000watt Onan generators offered. As most know, we have been keen on the Honda water cooled EV-6010 and 4010 commercial duty generators for over 20 years. That’s a long time to stay with a product and I will say in all that time we have had awesome results both in performance as well as reliability…..but how long can “Sea Bisquit” win the Kentucky Derby?
The water cooled Honda series is no longer supported by Honda. True, the units are still working like the champs they are but with new projects, it’s not the best bet to reuse old equipment when building up fresh machines.
Oh Man…… It’s an Onan! Let’s face it, Onan owns the RV generator market. An RV generator has a few unique requirements, it has to be happy working in a confined hole, be a 100% duty cycle rating and run smooth and QUIET! And bunky, all that is hard to do now that the EPA has gotten involved.
So….what to do now that your WWII 2 cylinder pump motor has finally broken enough to cause you heartache? If it’s NOW and it needs to be effective install a new Onan and worry about the fifty-million other things that go along with having one of these……watch the video and do it.
If you are one interested to see what else there is trying to follow the new technology and trends……..if that you please understand you will be going around possibly performance, convienance, reliability, noise and/or cost to try something else.
Ok, you want to read on? On the low priced side, a 3500watt Harbour Freight “Preditor” portable generator can be fitted from our previous Honda guru Pinellas Power Products with a wireless remote and extended fuel delivery kit to make that Peditor a viable product. A standby unit, when “boondocking” roll the unit out into the woods covering it with a sound enclosure. They seem quiet enough and will work enclosed in all but the worst conditions.
Like I said, you will be playing dice with some of the requirement needed but it may work for you….. I meant doing that way IS cheap enough.
Now, what if you wanna invest a little more into technology
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So you wanna do away with generator……ME TOO! Having 2 fire breathing monsters having to run to make my wife comfortable seems wasteful. Not to assure my wife’s comfort because there IS no price too high for that!
But realistically speaking, solar linked to inverters and batteries is to the point if we need to make 1 roof AC , split unit or some other appliance to heat or cool us can be done minimally without a generator.
If I could post pics I would show you our first battery/inverter system which WILL start off with a generator but with progress the system will cut ties down the road to be without it.
Does it work? Probably…. Is it cheap? No. Will it last? We’ll see won’t we. The system will have the possibility to transition which I feel at this point is the best first step.
A hybrid, generator as backup with the new technology as primary will be our first step.
So……where are you and what do you wanna do? The great thing is we are beginning to see options….and that’s the good part of this. Stay tuned
Ok, I hope those that saw this thread appreciate where that question is going….kinda depends on your point of view.
Tomorrow we have a new video coming out over on Motorhome Rehab Ranch. No spoiler alert needed but it will ‘ve about interiors……see ya then.