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Old 07-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Auto Gen Start 07 Journey

Hello folks,
I'm writing this for a friend. He has a 07 Journey and would like to install a Auto Gen Start system in his coach. Does anyone know if his coach is pre-wired for one or not and what Onan kit to use?

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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I don't know for sure but my coach is probably similar and I don't think I'm prewired for it. I wish. I really want to install one but the options as I understand them are to buy the hard wired kit for something around $150 and istall it myself, or buy the wireless kit for something around $500.

Just from memory of what I've read here on the forum, I think someone who just had the hardwired version installed at the Winnie factory paid for 6 hrs of labor and total job was near $900.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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when i looked into this last year the dealer quoted me 8 hours labor to install the hard wire version. I bought the new wireless version last year for around $500 and 1 hour labor. Did it mainly for the dog, but it will also charge up your batteries if they get to low. At the Rally last week, they were selling for $449 with free install right there.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:33 PM   #4
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I installed the Onan EC-30 in my class C. It is much more feature rich than the wireless version. It was more complex than it would have been with a "One Place" where almost all of the connections are available. Providing you can read wiring diagrams, I suspect you could install it in a couple of hours. The connections required are detailed in the EC-30 manual that you can download from the Onan site. You need house & chassis battery connections(3), generator start / hour meter(12v)/run/status connections/ground (5), 12vDC, and thermostat connections (2 or3) - all of which are available at the "OneCenter". I added a 12 v DC wall wart connected to an AC outlet (non-inverter) for AC sense and you need a safety input (Brake or ignition or lights) that are not in the one centre and will require wiring. I spent more time planning with the Winnebago electrical diagrams than I did "doing" and suggest that time was well spent. Overall, not difficult if you can read the diagrams and are comfortable doing simple (all 12vDC) electrical work.

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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The Journey's are not pre-wired for the Onan EC-30, but the One Place panel makes it a lot easier to install. Onan quotes 8 hours for the install, but with this panel, it should be closer to 4 hours. I installed mine in about 4 hours.

The EC-30W is a much quicker install, but more expensive and less feature-rich, as posted above.
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I installed mine a few years ago and had no real problems. Just a time issue to locate the connections needed. I used regular extension cord for my runs as it is double insulated. I think I ran one to the front and one to the electric bay.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:57 PM   #7
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Lindsay,

Good to hear from you. Hope things are well.

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I installed mine a few years ago and had no real problems. Just a time issue to locate the connections needed. I used regular extension cord for my runs as it is double insulated. I think I ran one to the front and one to the electric bay.
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