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Old 07-13-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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How do you folks secure your generator when boondocking?

Will be dry camping this weekend with a new generator and was wondering how most folks lock them up when out and about. First post, cool site, Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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I have my Honda 2000 secured in the back of my truck. When I leave the generator leaves too. To use the generator I just roll up the cover a bit and plug it in.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Lock it in the bed of the truck with a steel cable around the fifth wheel hitch. I have resigned myself to the realization that a portable generator can never be 100% secure.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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That is so true, all the thief needs is a dremel tool, you have supplied the power for them

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I have resigned myself to the realization that a portable generator can never be 100% secure.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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My 2KW HOnda Generator lives in the tailgate corner of my truck bed. I have a locking steel cables securing it there. When I need to use it I just pull it out onto the tail gate. My generator goes where I go haha...

My way of thinking is to keep the generator out-of-sight when not in use. My truck bed has one of those folding thick panel folding covers on it which also locks.

The tail gate is the perfect spot for me to use the generator. The trailer shore power cable just fits plugging into the 2KW Generator using a RV30A-15A adapter.



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Well those and I use a cable and lock mine to secure it to the frame/bumper of my TT. I absolutely understand that the cable and or lock can be defeated in seconds, but if that happens ill make an insurance claim right after the police report. I believe the odds are in my favor with respect to thieves and camping, there a lot of targets for thieves to select between so what are the chances I'm the one they will decided to hit, and that is assuming thieves are around at the same time I there.
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XD45 Guess I'm off to the hardware store, thanks guys!
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
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I lock mine to my trailer at night
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I either run mine locked in the bed of my truck or lock it to the a-frame of my camper. It doesn't have to be hard to steal, it just needs to be harder than your neighbors.
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I use a wire rope(cable) and lock anchored to my truck. If someone cuts at the wire rope or tampers with the lock it will emit a 120db alarm if I am at the trailer. When away they are secured in the back of the truck.
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