Originally Posted by SailFastTri
Careful -- you may cook the generator if it doesn't get enough cooling
air through that box. .
Point well taken. If anyone is thinking about trying this, you can poke around the RV forums
and find lots of examples of hondas running in boxes or enclosures. As SailFastTri mentions, it's important to make sure the unit is getting good air flow. Ours is set up such that both the engine exhaust
and cooling exhaust air are directed out of the box through one opening, and there is a second opening that lets in fresh air at the other end. There is also a foam "doughnut" that separates the intake air and exhaust air so that the exhaust air doesn't recirculate inside the box.
We've had it running for two or three days straight in the middle of last summer's Florida
heat with no problems. Maybe it will shorten the life of the generator. Who knows? It doesn't seem significantly hotter in the box than it does outside so I think its OK. In any event, all I can say is that it has worked well for us so far. Your mileage may vary.