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Old 08-14-2016, 06:37 PM   #1
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is this doable?

Assuming the trailer frame can be welded for to beef it up and approval can be obtained from manufacturer and/or dealer to do so can a rack be placed on rear with 2 light generators (such as Hondas) to plug in the 30 amp cord to run air conditioning in trailer while traveling so that coach is cool when stopping for the night? We drove back from Seattle to Utah and stopped in 2 rest areas for a nap but it sure was warm inside the trailer. So the thought came up of running air conditioning 2 hours before stopping. I have not heard of this being done so I am asking here. Trailer is a 2016 Shasta Oasis 25rs. Lippert frame.

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Old 08-14-2016, 06:47 PM   #2
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It can be done but much easier to run a new 50A receptacle to the front of the camper and run the generators from the truck bed.

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The big concern with running the generators while in motion and while mounted on the rear of the trailer would be oil supply/level in the generator. The Hondas have a low oil level shut off. The rear of the trailer will be shaking the generators a bit.

I would be much more comfortable with the generators in the bed of the truck.

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Whenever the hitch goes up or down, the movement of the trailer end behind the axles also goes in an opposite direction. Putting weight on the tail of the trailer removes weight from the tongue, that will cause instability and tracking problems. If you have LP tanks on the front tongue, it would be better to extend the width of the LP tank base and mount the generators on either side of the tanks. The trailer is stronger in that area and the generators will be subject to gentler motion between the hitch and the axle.

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So we gave thought to that idea which involve running the shore power cord to the generators on a mount over the battery compartment and I have seen pictures of that but how to secure the cord to the generators while traveling or am I overthinking this?
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Our trailer has a 50amp receptacle on the front and inside is a transfer switch just like there would be if we had an on board gennie. We have the 3000 watt Yamaha with boost in the bed of the truck. I drape the cord over the tailgate and can precool some by running one ac unit. We also use it and put the dogs inside if we want to go eat or do a little sight seeing when we come across something. Better than leaving them in the truck. 2 Hondas in the bed would work fine. The other nice thing about the receptacle up front is if you want to park the other direction in a campground you just hookup on the other end. Good luck.

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