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    Re: Big Horn generator

    scottyb,
    The generator and the fuel cell are in a metal gen prep box seperate from the cargo area. The generator came with a template to use for cutting the floor. The fresh air and exhaust are in and out the bottom. My biggest concern has been the temperature of the fuel cell so I put some insulation on the side of it. I checked the temperatues today, it was 94 here and after the genny ran for 5 hours I raised the door and read 134 on the side of the genny and 110 on the top of the fuel cell.

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    danemayer,

    I can believe that. There is very little information out there on putting a gasoline generator in a fifth wheel. Most use LP or if it's gas, they already have a fuel tank (toy hauler).

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    Re: Big Horn generator

    You need to have the generator in a steel box separating it from the rest of the coach for 2 reasons, 1 carbon monoxide, 2 fire. That is why you should not have the fuel tank in the same compartment. When I installed mine, I carry a 6 gallon steel portable outboard motor boat tank. We use it when we stop to site see/shop and want the A/C for the dogs on hot days. I have a custom 24 gallon tank I mount in the truck for extended stays.
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    Thanks hoefler, I can have a sheet metal shop make a custom box to go around the generator, I have read that the generator only needs 1/2" clearance. Where do you store your 6 gallon tank when you are shopping?

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    Re: Big Horn generator

    Quote Originally Posted by 5er View Post
    Thanks hoefler, I can have a sheet metal shop make a custom box to go around the generator, I have read that the generator only needs 1/2" clearance. Where do you store your 6 gallon tank when you are shopping?
    I chain it to the receiver safety chain loop on the truck. You could give it a little more room just to get in to service it. I made a frame for my cover out of light angle iron and covered it with 14ga sheet metal. I also made it into 2 pieces for ease of removal and installation. I made it heavy enough to store stuff on top of it. I'll try and get some pictures for you.
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    I sure would appreciate those pictures. We were a little disappointed that we lost our storage in the front.

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    As promised, pictures.
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    Re: Big Horn generator

    Man, I like that, we can get some storage back and it will make it safer. Our compartment is too hot the way it is. You did a very nice job. Thank you very much, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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