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Old 03-27-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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Can I hang a generator under our 24ft?

We have a Wildwood 24ft trailer.

Has anyone ever seen a generator hung under it that was large enough to run the air conditioning? I am not a fan of having to carry around a portable generator every place we go.

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Old 03-27-2018, 02:38 PM   #2
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You are not clear, but is appears that you are looking to travel with the generator under the TT. I doubt that you will have sufficient clearance under a TT to mount a generator. In addition, I would not want a portable generator running under my TT. I would not do it.
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:50 PM   #3
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I am not a fan of having to carry around a portable generator every place we go.
I guess every place you go you should then have a pedestal...

Some owners have had a carry-all of some type welded to the frame/back bumper and put their inverter/generator there.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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Sorry that I wasn't very clear. I would like to hang a non portable type generator under my TT. Maybe something made by Onan. It seems like there is enough space and ground clearance?
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I dont of any standard TT that this would be possible.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:24 PM   #6
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Most TTs have boxes installed into the front storage and this is where you would mount the gen. If it isnt already installed from what I hear it is not an easy task for a DIY job (no experience myself but looking at TT where it is already there I wouldnt want to tackle it) You will need more than the genset, fuel lines, tanks, fill port, etc....
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Sorry that I wasn't very clear. I would like to hang a non portable type generator under my TT. Maybe something made by Onan. It seems like there is enough space and ground clearance?
I had one hung under the rear of my 5er it was an onan and installed by the dealer. It was propane. My 5er had large 16 inch tires and was pretty far off the ground. Never had any issues with clearance and it looked like it was installed by the factory. Later RJD
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Sorry that I wasn't very clear. I would like to hang a non portable type generator under my TT. Maybe something made by Onan. It seems like there is enough space and ground clearance?
Two concerns
  1. Heat? Could it make the trailer hot? Maybe cause a fire?
  2. Fumes? Exhaust stink up the interior? Carbon monoxide give you headaches? Or worse?
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I had one hung under the rear of my 5er it was an onan and installed by the dealer. It was propane. My 5er had large 16 inch tires and was pretty far off the ground. Never had any issues with clearance and it looked like it was installed by the factory. Later RJD
I have a 250# listed rack on the rear of my 5er. I'm going to have a box made and welded to it for the genny, vents and all. Similar to a truck tool box. Would be interested in a pic of what you did though...
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You could probably do it, but, I would want a super exhaust system made up for it. If you run it with the stock little tailpipe the exhaust will find a way to come inside your camper and kill you. I have a 4,000 kw Generac made for a motor home that is very compact, but, you would still need around 18 inches for it and then maybe another foot to the ground to be safe. If you decide to do it, I will give you a deal on my Generac, brand new in the box, never been run, $500
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