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Posted: 12/19/2005 3:37:59 PM EDT




Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:42:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:44:00 PM EDT
Leave me alone damnit I hate hot weather.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:44:31 PM EDT
Umm....Wow. Did yout take that Pic?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:46:14 PM EDT

That is awesome !!

That guy shoudl have a budweiser commercial made in his honor!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:47:44 PM EDT
Gee.... ya' think the driver gets pulled over quite a bit for that rig?

(assuming that's not a Photoshop which I don't think it is).
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:48:38 PM EDT
want to bet that generator is stolen?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:51:35 PM EDT
nice tail lights



using chaulking to seal up the plywood window is a nice touch
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:51:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Carter226:
Umm....Wow. Did yout take that Pic?



No. If I would have seen it I would have been posting about my new generator.....
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:54:43 PM EDT



Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
using chaulking to seal up the plywood window is a nice touch



That sir, is "Great stuff", not chaulking.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:59:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slacker:


Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
using chaulking to seal up the plywood window is a nice touch



That sir, is "Great stuff", not chaulking.



That sir, is caulking, not "chaulking".

Yeah, I know it's not your gaff but I couldn't resist myself.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:02:12 PM EDT
hes a member of the survival forum actually. only way he could think of to justify the generator to his wife.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:22:28 PM EDT
I still like mine better...



Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:26:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:
I still like mine better...

www.lslproducts.com/5.jpg
www.lslproducts.com/8.jpg
www.lslproducts.com/9.jpg



Honestly, Why? Does it really get that hot in texas?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:34:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:
I still like mine better...

www.lslproducts.com/5.jpg
www.lslproducts.com/8.jpg
www.lslproducts.com/9.jpg



Wouldn't it just be cheaper and less of a hassle to roll the windows down and drive really fast?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:48:32 PM EDT

Wouldn't it just be cheaper...

At the end of the season you can buy small window units for $75 on sale most anywhere. One unit I have four of in our computer room weighs 35 pounds and uses 475 Watts with about a 1,200 Watt surge when you turn it on. It would be very easy to run it off of an inverter or generator. $75 is much better than the $1k plus I've spent on several of our US-made cars and trucks that still don't have good working air. I've thought seriously of putting a small window unit on some of our vehicles.z
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:01:28 PM EDT
Looks like he has crutches too... poor guy. Looks like he wants to stay self sufficient, and for that I applaud the contraption - I just hope that vehicle does not move.

Improvisation at its finest.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:14:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:
At the end of the season you can buy small window units for $75 on sale most anywhere. One unit I have four of in our computer room weighs 35 pounds and uses 475 Watts with about a 1,200 Watt surge when you turn it on. It would be very easy to run it off of an inverter or generator. $75 is much better than the $1k plus I've spent on several of our US-made cars and trucks that still don't have good working air. I've thought seriously of putting a small window unit on some of our vehicles.z



Most OEM air conditioners are at least 15,000 BTU/H, so a 5,000 BTU window unit would probably be a tad small. The 10K model shown works fine after it gets up a full head of steam, but takes several minutes longer to cool down than factory air. Power consumption is almost exactly 1KW, which would be slightly beyond the capability of the 12 volt alternator found in most vehicles. The 4KW generator doesn't even know the window unit is there, except during startup.

Over the past 3 years, reliability has turned out to be another unexpected advantage. The window unit still works like new. The generator snapped a rocker arm stud unexpectedly last Spring, but has been otherwise completely reliable (250+ hours). I doubt you could spend the same money on an automotive AC repair job and expect it to last more than a couple of years.

The deciding factor in doing it was the fact that the generator can also be used for other chores, and is plumbed into 16 gallons of always-fresh gasoline - Provides plenty of run-time in an emergency.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:16:50 PM EDT
Why not just use the air conditioning of the vehicle?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:15:17 PM EDT
The second one looks like it was done well... but What about the twisting of the bed?
If you can put that set up together for $700 bucks you would have a Market for it with Truckers... An APU costs a serious amount of money to heat/cool the trucks sleeper and keep the operator comfy while obeying Anti Idling laws.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:26:47 AM EDT
Hmmm...my genny shuts down if its tipped to one side. Possible low oil shut off float in the oilpan.
That would suck to take a sharp corner have have the AC go out.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:55:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Slacker:
Hmmm...my genny shuts down if its tipped to one side. Possible low oil shut off float in the oilpan.
That would suck to take a sharp corner have have the AC go out.



This particular Generac has full-pressure lubrication, rather than splash lubrication. The low-oil shutoff is an oil pressure switch, not a float in the bottom of the sump, so it will continue to run at any angle that doesn't starve the oil pump.

The same engine is also used in generators built for motorhomes and truck campers, so it's designed to be operated while in motion. In practise, it doesn't seem to be affected at all by hard cornering or panic stops.

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:58:49 AM EDT
Heres another oldie but a goody.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:00:05 AM EDT
We really need to add some chlorine to the gene pool.......
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:05:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Heres another oldie but a goody.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/post-2-1089261518.jpg



that would suck to get into an accident in that and have the a/c unit come flying forward and take your head off.
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