Electrical Wiring in the Home/portable generator wiring


I am looking at getting a 50KW portable generator trailer mounted to power my home during outages.  I have had a generator dealer conduct the amp test and I need a minimum of 94 amps to keep all circuits running.
The one I am looking at is diesel powered Cummins engine.  Single phase and 188 amps.  I would like to be able to back the trailer onto the driveway when we get ice storms and connect the generator to a transfer switch then power on.  I would get a licensed electrician to preform the work.  How would that connection be possible so it could easily be disconnected and the generator put back into storage after the power is restored.
Is this feasible?  I really do not have a good space to place a stationary generator of smaller capacity and can buy the 50 KW for the same money as a 30 KW stationary.
Any advice is appreciated.


What size electric service do you have coming into your home ? 200 - 320 - 400 ?

Do you have any electric heat, electric stove, electric dryer, electrically heated hot tub.

How many AC compressors do you have and what do they pull amperage wise ?

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