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Old 06-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Where do you store your portable generators when traveling?

I just purchased a Yamaha Sine Pro 2000 watt generator. I discovered it's too tall to fit under the dinette seat in my 185BH Jayco Swift TT. My three large dogs ride in the back of the TV (Tacoma Pre-Runner) so there's not a lot of room in there. I need to secure the generator in the TT during transport. Where would you suggest? It weighs 44 lbs empty. I could store it in the dinette seat and leave the plywood cover off but it's awkward for me to reach to the middle section. The first section has an electrical box in the corner which is in the way. It could become damaged if I try to put the generator in the first section closest to the door.
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I just purchased a Yamaha Sine Pro 2000 watt generator. I discovered it's too tall to fit under the dinette seat in my 185BH Jayco Swift TT. My three large dogs ride in the back of the TV (Tacoma Pre-Runner) so there's not a lot of room in there. I need to secure the generator in the TT during transport. Where would you suggest? It weighs 44 lbs empty. I could store it in the dinette seat and leave the plywood cover off but it's awkward for me to reach to the middle section. The first section has an electrical box in the corner which is in the way. It could become damaged if I try to put the generator in the first section closest to the door.
I have been thinking about this as well since I have a new unused 185rb (first TT). I was thinking about placing my Honda 2000 in it's box and putting it in the tub with a couple of towels under it.

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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When we used our Tahoe as the TV, on the few short trips i needed it, I carried my Honda generator inside the Trailer wedged between the couch and kitchen counter. It worked out each time, but I didn't like having it inside. I didn't carry extra fuel, only the fuel in the generators tank with the vent cap closed. Now it stays in the pick up bed locked up.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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I don't have much cargo capacity, so I transport my EU2000is in Rubbermaid totes in the TV. They did ride in the PU before the Z.
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My 2kW Honda is anchored to the rear corner of my truck bed. Then I have a locking hard folding top bed cover which keeps the generator completely out of sight except when I am using it. Then I just pull it out onto the tail gate. It is still tethered to the inside of the truck bed when running.



What would bother me keeping it inside my trailer is when it is not being used I would be afraid I would run off to do something and leave it unattended at the camp ground. My generator goes where I go sitting in the back of my truck...

Of course no place is really secure but at least doing it this way the generator is with me most of the time and is out-of-sight.

No way would I chain my generator to the trailer leg or frame and go off and leave it in plain view unattended. Just how safe you think this generator will be in this photo.





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No way would I chain my generator to the trailer leg or frame and go off and leave it in plain view unattended. Just how safe you think this generator will be in this photo.
LOL, that is exactly what I do for hours on end...but even better yet, I prop it up on turned over milk crate to keep it out of the dirt. I haven't had any issues, not saying I won't, but I willing to risk that insurance claim. I'd be more upset if someone makes off with my beer cooler that also sits out in plain site, just with out a lock. :hihi:
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I put mine in a green tub with a lid and put it in the bathroom floor of my 184.
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I'd be more upset if someone makes off with my beer cooler that also sits out in plain site, just with out a lock. :hihi:

It's good to see someone has their priorities straight in this forum.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #9
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I store our Honda 2000 in the tool/utility box in the back of the truck. It gets locked to something substantial whenever it is not in the truck. There is a flat spot in the lock cable where someone tried to cut it.
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in the back of the tv until the cg, then chained to the rear bumper. have a small piece of 1/8 plywood to cover it in case it rains......happy camping!
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