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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2006, 11:09:29 AM »

My design originally started with the location of the toilet as you suggested, but now I am seriously considering the Incinolet toilet which burns the waste to ash and does not require plumbing or a black tank (I actually started a separate thread on this topic yesterday). This offers more flexibility in my space planning for the interior & bays. Now that I've been convinced that one of the bays is the best location for my genset it makes even better sense to eliminate the black tank (plus the mess associated with it).

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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2006, 03:07:22 PM »

Guy's,

My 12.5 Onan QD is quieter than the next door neighbor's window A/C in his bedroom!

Mabe your muffler is rotted?? I know I have to open a window in my coach to here the gen when I start it up.

Or mabe it's just mine thats silent? Hummmm?

Nick-

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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2006, 07:29:38 PM »

I am seriously considering the Incinolet toilet which burns the waste to ash and does not require plumbing or a black tank (I actually started a separate thread on this topic yesterday).
Thanks!

If you plan to use your coach in a campground environment, better check out what burning $h#t smells like. You're gonna have some unhappy neighbors. Angry
Aren't Incinolets a little power hungry too? It would be after a night of partying!
Also may want to keep a portapottie spare in the bays in the event the incinolet takes a crap. There's a reason you don't see those things in fine RVs...or home grown bus conversions. Some of the coolest ideas fall flat in real life.
I would, at the least, plan on leaving space for a blackwater tank (or combined holding tank).
You could use a macerating pottie which will flush through a garden hose...however, they are noisy, and if if ever malfunctions...well, that'll be an education.
Cheerio, JR
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2006, 05:42:42 AM »

Anybody remember the "Thermosan" system that injected waste into the exhaust while underway?  Another winner!

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2006, 05:57:07 AM »

Anybody remember the "Thermosan" system that injected waste into the exhaust while underway? Another winner!

Len

There was a post on one of the boards a couple of weeks ago about somebody that installed one of these toilets at a mountain top communications site, or something like that. He and the other people that visited the site were generally very unhappy with the unit. I can not find the post. Anyone?
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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2006, 07:34:52 AM »

Back to the subject.  I looked at a ton of Eagles to plan for my 10KW Wrico.  There are a lot of Eagles with the generator in the AC bay.  Weight should not be a problem.  Remember that the engine is off-set to the driver's side and the generator actually balances things out a bit. 

The other popular location is in the front bay on the driver's side.  Like Torquester I mounted mine there.  With the Wrico, I remote mounted the radiator in the center of the front bay and picked up the air from the front axle area high in the bay (there is a frame structure that lends itself well to making an opening for picking up the air.  I put a deflector at the bottom of the opening to keep some of the debris out and also put a large mesh screen in the opening. 

The Onan radiator is contained in the box, so that is not an issue.  I am not sure where/how you plumb the air inlet, but you might consider the same type of opening.

I was very concerned about putting the generator up front and on the heavy side of the Eagle.  When I first got the Eagle I weighed it on the way home and it looked like the front axle weight might be marginal with any heavy load up front.  It turned out that the bogey axles were way out of adjustment (5 splines worth on each side) and when they were readjusted, the weight distribution worked out fine. 

Just some food for thought.
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2006, 08:22:58 AM »

There was a post on one of the boards a couple of weeks ago about somebody that installed one of these toilets at a mountain top communications site, or something like that. He and the other people that visited the site were generally very unhappy with the unit. I can not find the post. Anyone?

I thought that post said the electric one was great and the workers liked it, but other sites had ones that burned diesel and nobody used those.

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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2006, 10:37:58 AM »

There was a post on one of the boards a couple of weeks ago about somebody that installed one of these toilets at a mountain top communications site, or something like that. He and the other people that visited the site were generally very unhappy with the unit. I can not find the post. Anyone?

I thought that post said the electric one was great and the workers liked it, but other sites had ones that burned diesel and nobody used those.

Brian Elfert

Could well have been. Since I am not too particularly interesrted in one of them I do not remember all the details.
Richard

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