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    Going to try to maintain this single thread to document everything for my MEP-803a purchase.

    Here's the link to what I won. Paid $3900, $4665.50 after taxes, fees, etc.

    2000 Fermont MEP-803A Trailer Mounted Power Plant

    The plan is to use one for a backup at my house and another at my parent's house. I'll mount one, if not both on a smaller trailer, yet to be purchased. I'm hoping that since they are running and low hours(assuming the gauges are correct) that the generator side is good to go. The videos they posted show the frequency rising after start, fingers crossed. I aiming for next friday to pick load it onto a trailer to haul back home. I could try to tow it, but I have no way to get brakes hooked up on it, and I'd rather tow 7k with brakes on two axles, than 4.5k with no brakes.

    Please, by all means, post up if you see anything that looks off in the photos.

    Below are all of the pics that were posted to GP.
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    Just got off the phone with the POC at the pickup location. He said he had cleaned up the set and got them in good working order. I imagine that is not the norm for this stuff. Confirmed pickup next friday.

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    Howdy,

    Some sites add stuff to get them up and running. Your sets looks like they went and got 4 batteries. One picture has the new positive battery cap sitting there.
    ~~Later Mike

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    I'd suggest you charge back the fees on your cc. The cover for the duplex outlet on one genset is broken.

    $2,300 per running unit with new batteries plus a trailer. Sounds like a good deal!

    Is the well nut and associated plumbing missing in the second to last pic? Or are 803's different than my 802?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispyny View Post
    I'd suggest you charge back the fees on your cc. The cover for the duplex outlet on one genset is broken. $2,300 per running unit with new batteries plus a trailer. Sounds like a good deal!Is the well nut and associated plumbing missing in the second to last pic? Or are 803's different than my 802?
    Howdy,
    The bulkhead below the radiator is the same piece between 802 and 803. So you see where the 802 well nut goes with the hose. The fuel drain uses a well nut, but comes directly out the side. About 8 inches over from the oil drain.
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    ~~Later Mike

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    What is going to be the best way to get the rear gen off the trailer? I can't get a fork under it because of the wheel wells.

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    Bring the forks in from the rear.

    Or from above and use chains to lift with.
    Don't worry about the size difference

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