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Old 03-10-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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generator!!

Could a person replace the spare tire with a generator on the 36qbok? Oh!!! And have it work. Thoughts!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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Oh I would be leery about this.
Do you have the factory mounted rack on the back ?
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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My spare is up front in a drop box behind the front hitch door.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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ok so similar to my unit.
I think there are many reasons why I would not.......
Vibration.
Heat.
Potential fire hazard.
Heat build up inside of closed space.
Noise.
Carbon monoxide build up.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:09 PM   #5
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Well that's enough for me. To much work to take that chance.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:11 PM   #6
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I think I'd agree with turbs. My non -honda or yamaha genny is loud and stinky.
If needed id just throw it in the back of the truck

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Right, but lots of fifth wheels come with generator preps up in that area. What are they doing to prepare the area and could the OP replicate it?
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It can be done but the logistics of it turn most people off. You have to have a completely sealed off space around the generator, proper airflow to the gen, and then get all the wiring done with transfer switch and such. When you add all this up, carrying a portable generator seems easy.
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If I was to do that what quite generator is out there (portable) to run a 50 amp 5er? I have a 6800 now but it's a OHV and not so quite. Also real damn heavy......
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Both Honda and Yamaha make big inverter generators. 6500 and 6300 watt respectively. They are about as quiet as you will find. I think they weigh around 200 pounds though. I don't know if you would consider that "portable".
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