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valhalla360

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Posted: 08/30/19 10:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We keep it in the truck bed but it has a chain connected to the 5th wheel hitch and then covered with a box to keep it out of sight and keep the weather off it.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

Both ideas will have gasoline fumes issues.
I carry my Honda 3000 of front hitch and not only that solves all safety issues, but also helps in keeping COG more forward.


No, it won't.
But to the OP, any suggestion will bring out a detractor as to why it's wrong or dangerous. Not sure how some people on here can actually get out of bed without being afraid for their lives.
1 other suggestion, if your camper has the room, I built a shelf in the overhang area of the "wing" in back. Generator strapped in there, chained into tiedown eye in truck bed.


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Posted: 08/31/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I carry my Honda in the right side rear box that was designed for the Onan generator option.

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Posted: 08/31/19 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought one gen at a size that fits in the gen compartment. Less is more when the goal is to live simple and free while camping. I charge batteries is all. Camping in mountains keeps me free from needing A/C, away from the telephone and internet. Nice break from it all.

Often I need the front bumper to get close to something around me in order to turn around. I would not want to forget that gen is up front where I can't see it and crunch it. I wouldn't want it exposed to all the bugs and dust either.

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Grit dog wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

Both ideas will have gasoline fumes issues.
I carry my Honda 3000 of front hitch and not only that solves all safety issues, but also helps in keeping COG more forward.


No, it won't. .

When was the last time you had above 120F inside your cabin, or inside the camper?
When gas fumes in cold weather don't make much issue, where I live and travel - plastic gas cans turn into balloons when left unattended.
Your replies always seem to be shortsighted.





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I just ran a bowl of fuel through my EF1000IS. When the bowl was empty and generator cold I closed off the tank cap and put it back from where I got it: on the floor in the cab behind the drivers seat.

Never have had a 'fume' issue with carrying it in the cab, but then again Oregon is not known for its hot weather. [emoticon]

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Here’s how you do it in a Northern Lite
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burningman wrote:

Here’s how you do it in a Northern Lite
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That’s the setup right there! You could even bring just one and store a fuel jug there.


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You sure can!
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burningman wrote:

You sure can!
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What's not to like about that setup..Thumbs up!!!


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