That is the generator that I have, as far as its placement in the van i have three choices as the van has three doors, one left side door. one right side door and of course the rear door.Should be fine.
First thing to consider when doing your layout, is whether any component HAS to be in a specific place in a particular vehicle, and start there.
On that generator................
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...The exhaust is located on the opposite side of the outlets/controls,
That hot exhaust HAS to be blowing out one of the open doors on a passenger van like that chock full off carpet and plastic trim.
So where you gonna put it??
Have you considered working towards a vehicle more suited for the application, that would serve as a better foundation to optimize your ETM build first, instead of working towards a TM??
Something about an ETM in a caravan does not sit right with me, and it is not meant as an insult, because it is not about the vehicle itself, but about the limitations such a vehicle puts on the already daunting task of configuring and executing an ETM build.
The right ETM in the right vehicle would allow you more time to save for an TM, and to do it more comfortably.
If you find out too late that it is just not feasible in a Caravan, it may be a major set-back in your grand plan.
Just something to chew on.
If I put the generator at one of the side doors theres plenty of room to put the LTD5 at the other side door. The LTD5 stands up fine in the van, thats how i always have it anyway, I never lay it down.
So if gen and extractor both at side doors theres plenty of room left behind them for everything else, i'll be able to put my vacuum, either my CRB, 175, or orbot Vibe but not all at the same time, my air hog vac booster, my hose's, wand, chems and small misc other items.
But if i have to do both carpets and tile on same job as i sometimes do then i'll need additional equipment like my water otter, spinner tool, water hoses and such, then its gets to be to tight, very tight.
Now my ultimate goal is a Judson TNT TM, I know the caravan must go.
My plan is to get another van 1st, a ford, chevy, doesn't matter to me which one as long as its in good shape.
I am actively looking now and would get the van tomorrow if the right one comes along.
So using the caravan for my etm set up is temporary
Once i have the new van i'll operate my etm from that till i save enough for the TM at which time i'll already have the van.
I do plan on getting a little giant heater soon after getting the new van so i'll already have that to when i get the TM