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Old 08-30-2016, 12:00 PM   #15
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Why would you need to run a generator with a trailer while it's moving?
A motorhome I understand, A/C, micro, whatever. But you're not in the trailer while it's moving so why run a generator?
Just in case I wanted to have the rig cooled when we stop for the night on a really HOT day...mostly out west.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:02 PM   #16
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It's not the one I was trying to find but RV Upgrades sent me this email today:

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Trail...-p/92-1577.htm

You might be able to put 2 on it or modify it somehow. Maybe even fab a lockable cover or something.
I would not want all that extra weight on the hitch.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:52 PM   #17
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The alternatives as I see it would be the truck bed (if that's what your tv is) or the back of the trailer. In that case you'd have to find the frame and get angles out the back beyond the cap and bumper. Hopefully you could keep the balance right to + or - 15% tongue weight and still keep the generators on the front of the hitch. On my son-in-law's 27' Layton this would be ideal.
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I keep mine in a tool box in the truck when not in use. When in AK last year saw numerous rear carriers with gens and fuel cans.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:44 PM   #19
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The alternatives as I see it would be the truck bed (if that's what your tv is) or the back of the trailer. In that case you'd have to find the frame and get angles out the back beyond the cap and bumper. Hopefully you could keep the balance right to + or - 15% tongue weight and still keep the generators on the front of the hitch. On my son-in-law's 27' Layton this would be ideal.
I designed a custom cargo platform that uses 2 receivers mounted to the trailer frame at the rear under the bumper. I designed a vented, weatherproof box that is bolted to the cargo platform and is lockable. I had a local welder build the cargo hauler. My son made the generator "box" out of galvanized sheet metal that I then had painted and an auto body shop. This way the genny is protected, is always available, and away from the front bedroom of the 5er. We can run everything in the trailer without issue. And...the generator (3600W) only weighs 90 lbs.
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It would be great to see some pix of this setup- from time to time there are folks wanting solutions to generator storage and operation with trailers. I get a kick out of seeing handy work that is functional and looks good!
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It would be great to see some pix of this setup- from time to time there are folks wanting solutions to generator storage and operation with trailers. I get a kick out of seeing handy work that is functional and looks good!
I will do my best to get some pics for you.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:33 AM   #22
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Some fifth wheels have the front compartment vented for a generator. You can also add a vent if you want it in your storage. Get an aftermarket exhaust pipe for your generator. Or if you have a hitch on the back of your trailer, add a bike platform to the hitch and mount generator on the platform.
Make sure the 2000 generator is enough power for your needs. I got a bigger Honda so I have over 30 amps. It can run on 25% power so it's super efficient.
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Onan 5500/6500 lp no I'm problem with stale fuel. You will have enough power . While on the road no pain setting up. Push the genset on button and your in business.
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I have 2 EU 2000 that ride between 4 Golf cart batteries in the vented forward compartment, I have yet to smell fuel when I open the compartment. I remove to run. I may start carrying in the truck so I don't have to load and unload.
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Portable Generator Storage

I go along with not storing any gasoline powered devices in storage compartment.

I have two options for power.

#1 2-Honda 2000's in bed of pickup locked in with xtra 6 gal.



If I need more power I just bring along the 6500is in the "Little Creeker Trailer"






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Gerryl would you please forward that thread concerning running the A/C
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I carry champion 3100 and extra fuel containers in storage compartment. All are closed up tight. No odors.
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Gerryl would you please forward that thread concerning running the A/C
Here you go

Air conditioning and Honda 2k generator

If you need more info, PM your # to me and I will call you. I am real glad that I bought and installed the Micro Air. The neighbors are happy also.
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