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deltabravo

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Posted: 08/30/20 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TurnThePage wrote:

Y'all that want to put a 100+ pound generator 5 or 6 feet off the ground,


Where would a generator be stored that it would need to be 5 or 6 feet off the ground?


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time2roll wrote:

I recommend a smaller generator that you can just lift. Honda 2200 would be a good choice. If you need to run the A/C get a Micro-Air start kit if needed.


Ditto.
Or add a second EU2200 and use them both to run the A/C reliably. Only use one for small loads / battery charging.
Lock them up under a hard truck bed cover / tonneau cover or topper (canopy, or whatever they are called in your region)

Or buy a travel trailer with on onboard genny. Outdoors RV Backcountry Series has gennys.

I came very close to buying this one. Video Tour:Outdoors RV 24KRS

I'm pretty partial to Nash / Arctic Fox / Outdoors RV because they build their frames in house instead of using junk from Lippert.

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Posted: 08/30/20 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hate to give up my EU3000. It is quiet and I have remote start on it.

I see they make an adjustable bolt on or weld on rear hitch. That with the lock and load may be my best bet if I want to keep what I have. Otherwise I will go with 2ea 2000 and slave them.


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Posted: 08/30/20 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last I checked Hondas in good condition sold for a fairly high price on ebay. Don't give it away.


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time2roll wrote:

Last I checked Hondas in good condition sold for a fairly high price on ebay. Don't give it away.


Thanks
I really like it. I camp/hunt in the winter with it and it sure is nice when it is cold out to just hit that remote start and get the coffee going. If I have to swap over it will be hard to get use to. My back just wont stand lifting much into the truck.

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My 3000 watt Yamaha rides on the luggage tray on the back. However, I welded reinforcing steel on the sides of the tray and added two additional supports that bolt to the bumper next to the frame and then supports the tray at the front and rear so that there isn't any bounce and also adds 400# capacity to the tray. The generator is secured to the tray with two ratchet straps and a locking cable and I made up a short cable to go from the genny to the trailer power connection. I'm real happy with the setup. It's very secure, easy to maintain and works great.


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Posted: 08/30/20 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes I have always had an inverter for instant power so the generator can wait until needed.

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deltabravo wrote:

TurnThePage wrote:

Y'all that want to put a 100+ pound generator 5 or 6 feet off the ground,


Where would a generator be stored that it would need to be 5 or 6 feet off the ground?
Two of the three posts before the one of mine that you quoted referenced the Stromberg-Carlson tongue storage tray, which puts the gen above the propane tanks. For my trailer that's about 5' off of level ground, and much more in certain circumstances. I might still consider it at some point, mostly because my generator came with wireless start.


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Posted: 08/31/20 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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The $189 rack that puts the gen over the propane tanks is not a bad price after all the work it took to custom build mine, but I like having the gen at the front of the truck, on the front receiver hitch, so it is as far away from my sleep as possible.

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Posted: 08/31/20 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A slide out bed tray in the truck bed might be overkill, but would work.

I carry mine in the truck bed. No slide.


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