Siting of LPG generator

by Julie
(West Midlands)

Sliding pull out generator

Sliding pull out generator

Hello! I am currently setting up a mobile coffee trailer in a vintage horsebox.
We have decided on an LPG generator to run the coffee machine, grinder and till. Having looked into them, I will be struggling to lift and move any of them or get it out of the back of our van (towing vehicle)as a woman working alone.

There isn't room to have it inside the horsebox. Would we be able to run the generator from the back of the van? Would the open back doors of the van be sufficient ventilation?

Many thanks

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Run Generator From the back of the van
by: David-

Would we be able to run the generator from the back of the van?

No, not from inside a van.

Would the open back doors of the van be sufficient ventilation?

No as they are closable

Also, are LPG generators any good, or should I opt for a diesel generator?

LPG generators are of the same quality and rated power as diesel, except diesel will be heavier due to the weight on the fuel actually on the generator.

Study the manufacturer's installation instructions and seek their advice, however note that vehicle-mounted generators on catering vehicles are mounted on sliding bases that slide clear of the vehicle to allow ventilation and heat dispersal from the generator engine.

Look at your energy consumption and get it down as low as possible, use gas for heating the coffee boiler not electric (Fracino coffee machines)and then you should be under 1kw

Which will be a very light weight and manageable generator, cheap to replace when it gets stolen too.

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