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    Big Horn generator

    Hello, I have been reading this forum for several moths a have learned a lot. This is my first post. I have a 2010 Big Horn 3055 and I am going to install an Onan 5500 gas generator. I have a 15 gallon metal gas tank and was wondering what y'all think about installing it next to the generator. Thank you for your thoughts.

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    Re: Big Horn generator

    Hi 5er,

    Welcome to the posting side of forum life. You'll no doubt get some opinions on this from other owners shortly.


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    Thank you, I am looking forward to their opinions. This tank is a purchased fuel cell with all the proper ventilation and will be hard mounted about 8" away from the generator.

    Like these: http://www.standardtechn.com/products/rvSystems.html

    It will be mounted about 8" away from the generator.

    I could install a metal wall between if necessary.
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    Re: Big Horn generator

    Where did you find pricing for the Standard tanks?

    I sure wish the option of generators included the option of a frame mounted fuel cell as is used on the Toy Haulers.
    Sure is nice having an independant 25 gallons of gasoline for genny use and not have to worry about running out of propane. And gasoline is easier to obtain.

    Have you looked at the underside rear of the trailer? To see if there is room in the frame?

    Personally, I don't think I would put a seperate fuel tank in the front compartment with the genny, unless it was diesel.
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    Re: Big Horn generator

    The fuel cell was $200.00. I bought the fuel cell and generator from my local Onan dealer. I hope 15 gallons will be okay. I do have plenty of room in the frame to put a tank as big as I want and may do that later if this tank is not big enough for how we camp.

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    Re: Big Horn generator

    Does anyone else have this type of setup with a generator and if so, how has it worked for you?

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    Re: Big Horn generator

    How is the tank vented?

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    Re: Big Horn generator

    Quote Originally Posted by 5er View Post
    Does anyone else have this type of setup with a generator and if so, how has it worked for you?
    5er,

    You might be the first. This idea was discussed sometime in the past year without anyone even getting as far as you have in finding a fuel cell. I recall the owner who wanted to do it gave up on the idea.


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    Re: Big Horn generator

    The factory generators are in a seperate sealed metal box inside the cargo bay, with the bottom of expanded metal. All the ventilation comes from outside the unit. I'm sure that this heat shield keeps a good deal of heat out of the front cargo area.
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    Re: Big Horn generator

    whp,
    the tank is vented with a port on top behind the fill cap. The vent hose runs up and out the front of the RV and has a screen on it.

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