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Old 09-09-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am a new owner of a 2015 28' Internation Serenity trailer. I am pulling the AS with a GMC Yukon Denali. I was concerned that AS does not offer the option of installing a generator at the factory. The sales person said that it is not a problem, just buy two Honda of Yamaha 2000 watt generators, and run them in parallel. I did buy the two Yamaha generators with the parallel kit.

I am now horrified to find out that the generators do not fit in the back hatch of the AS. They are too high. If I try to haul them on their sides, the gas leaks out into the storage compartment, and the fumes leak into the trailer.

I can't haul them inside of the Yukon SUV because the fumes make my wife sick.

This seems like a mega design flaw for this AS.

Is there a reasonable solution for this problem?

Thanks for any help
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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There is an aftermarket mount made that goes over the battery box. What I do not like about it is that the generators have to removed to check the batteries. Everything in life is a compromise. Good luck with your search.
You are getting responses to your other almost duplicate post.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:15 PM   #3
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I carry my Hond 2000s in the back of my F250 in seperate containers. This might work for your Yamahas
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Thanks for the reply urnmor,

My problem is that I have a GMC Yukon SUV, and not a truck so the generators must ride somewhere else...
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:38 PM   #5
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Rubbermaid boxes ...
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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I have a photo of what another Airstreamer did to solve that problem. Unfortunately for some reason I'm not able to post pictures on this forum, why I don't know. You can email me ae Mrjkq@icloud.com & I'll forward it to you.
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mefly2's reply is a great solution if you add a weatherstripping seal around the lid lip for transport in a SUV without fumes. The Rubbermaid Action Packer 24-gal works for one generator. I don't know whether the 36 or 48 gallon version fits two, but simply check the base dimensions x 2 to evaluate the footprint.
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I always look at generaters as TV accessories, not RV accessories. Very, very few trailers have space for gennys, so the duty falls to the TV. Something you should think of before you purchase a trailer. Airtight boxes are the solution as has been mentioned.
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Rubbermaid is what I also use I just could not think of the name at the time.
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:36 PM   #10
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I always look at generaters as TV accessories, not RV accessories. Very, very few trailers have space for gennys, so the duty falls to the TV. Something you should think of before you purchase a trailer. Airtight boxes are the solution as has been mentioned.
We too have been trying to figure out a safe way to transport a generator as we have an SUV for a TV.
But I thought maybe an airtight container would be dangerous should the gas fumes build up within the enclosed small space?
We want to purchase the Honda 2000 but haven't really figured out best way to carry it.
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Still happy with my propane honda 2000 from Genconnex
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You may have to buy a pre-EPA gas cap to use the 24gal ActionPacker, the new style prevents the lid from sealing.

We also converted to LPG dual use, but never had a problem with fumes using the AP. It stores in the AS next to the door when traveling.

BTW...the LPG equipment stores in a separate carry bag.

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