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Old 09-10-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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I have a Champion 4000 watt Generator. I storage in in the bed of my Chevy 1500. I built ramps to push the generator up and in and to pull out. Works well. Took it on a 4 day boondoggle over labor day with no issues, except 4 days of gas. $$$$. Had to have A/c 24/7.

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Old 09-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #12
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2 Honda 2000is in the front of my 22FB - get gas smell pretty bad - I wish Jayco would have put a real rear bumper on the trailer - looking at a basket for the front of my truck - already have a 2" reciever up there.

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Old 09-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #13
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Yamaha 2000 in the back of our SUV...no fumes.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:08 PM   #14
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We carry our Honda 2000i in an aluminum tool box which is mounted at the front of the truck bed, in front of our fifth wheel hitch. There are no issues with fumes. I was concerned that the generator might get hot when inside the unventilated tool box in the sun, but it always feels cooler inside the tool box than anything outside the tool box in the sun.

We used to carry it in the front basement of the fifth wheel, but while the generator didn't have gasoline fumes, it sure did smell like the inside of a muffler.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:27 PM   #15
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I guess it's up to the individual and how they want to store or mount there generators. Anything you mount on the back bumper will require a reinforced bumper or a specialized hitch. Not to for get if you get rearended or back into something your generator will be damaged. A front mount on your tuck, well just a pain, if you can't keep your truck in the same spot. Now there is the toung mount, well if your worried about young weight I question your tow rig. An 80 pound generator and mount is around 125lbs. The toung weight is only 625lbs on average with the generator and mount. If you run the slx or ultra light. Remember the proper distribution hitch will remove that toung weight and transfer the weight to your steer axel. My next question I have is why only a 2000. Personally I would have a 3600 and run everything with no problem. I am curious on your trailer and tow rig let me know.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:38 PM   #16
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This is a VERY old thread. Some of the members seem to be no longer active. Starting a new thread with your question might work better.

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