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Old 06-12-2015, 04:49 PM   #11
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I agree with a lot of posts regarding the problems and potential hazards of installing a generator inside a compartment that was not designed nor wired for such. A friend of mine solved his problem by installing a bumper rack and connecting the wire directly to the outside outlet of the rig while traveling. With the remote, you do not have to go outside to start. Much safer, well ventilated and easily accessible.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:50 PM   #12
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:03 PM   #13
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As far as propane issues I replaced my 203 tanks with 40# tanks dubbling my propane on hand. I found 1 40# tank will give me 8 constant hours of use.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:53 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=TURBS;891501]I wouldn't do it NO WAY!

TURBS, can you clarify what you meant. ie you wouldn't install a portable unit, or a permanent mount, or any generator at all, or ??
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:20 AM   #15
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I have a heritage glen 286RLT and would like to install a generator in the front storage bay. Has anyone done this before?
I also was wondering what everyone thinks about the Boliy brand generators


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Don,

You might want to take a look at what I just did:

generator mounting on 5th wheel

I wouldn't take the chance of installing a generator under my bed. Too much chance of not having enough ventilation and not waking up.

A gas gen would be hard to fuel a propane would probably double your usage. You should install an intake fan as well as an exhaust fan. You need to pipe the exhaust to the outside away from the trailer , not just under it. You may require a remote start system.

I understand that it would be nice but the only way I would consider it is to have a dealer install one designed for it. Would use propane and upgrade my tanks to 40 pounders or carry a spare 20 pound tank.

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Old 06-13-2015, 11:31 AM   #16
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just happen to have an Onan 6600 LP RV generator with a Brand New fork lift tank (full) for sale. $2000.00 Took it out of my old 5er , got new one and don't need it
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:50 AM   #17
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I would not recommend running a geni in the storage compartment while driving. A 5er is not designed for this and can cause a lot of problems for you in the long run. class A's do it but they are designed for this and they also carry a different style of geni.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:37 AM   #18
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I ordered my 2015 XLR toy hauler plumbed and wired for a generator. The compartment is directly under the bed in the front of the TT. I have a Yamaha portable that I have run while sitting on the trailer tongue luggage rack and immediately had the smell inside the coach. The installed gen would be even closer while running. That worries me. Has anyone else had a problem with exhaust fumes in a factory setup? I dont want to spend several K$$ and choke on fumes.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:44 AM   #19
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I ordered my 2015 XLR toy hauler plumbed and wired for a generator. The compartment is directly under the bed in the front of the TT. I have a Yamaha portable that I have run while sitting on the trailer tongue luggage rack and immediately had the smell inside the coach. The installed gen would be even closer while running. That worries me. Has anyone else had a problem with exhaust fumes in a factory setup? I dont want to spend several K$$ and choke on fumes.
I don't understand. Wired and plumbed? Do you mean you have a factory installed compartment for a generator but you didn't have the gen installed? What gen was it designed for? I am sure it wasn't designed for a potable generator.

Any time you run a portable that close make sure the exhaust is directed away from the trailer. If you need to place a fan near the exhaust to blow the exhaust away from the trailer. You can plug it into the gen so it runs when you start the gen.


Factory installed should have an exhaust pipe from the generator to the outside to prevent this problem. It normally goes out the floor.

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I ordered the coach ready for a generator as toy haulers have gas tanks and I wanted to be able to easily access fuel when i did install a generator. Since the dealer wanted $500.00+ for a factory installed small tv, I was ready to try finding a generator on my own for less $$. I ran the Yamaha generator sitting on the trailer tongue, so for me the issue is one of design. Is it safe to run a generator mounted under your sleeping compartment with the chance of getting gassed by your won rig?
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