In this answer, it is explained that the space probes RTG's are not installed until a couple days before launch because of the heat those things generate.
Now I'm curious about the Apollo RTGs. From the link in this answer, we learn that those RTGs where assembled on the Moon after arrival, but the casket containing the plutonium (which is the actual heat emitting thing) traveled there attached to the LEM.
Where those caskets installed also a couple of days before launch? Was there a hatch ready for this? Where those, perhaps, much smaller than the newer ones?