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Old 05-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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What do you do with your generator when away?

Just received news that my 32BHDS is ready to be shipped...should have it within a week or two I hope. Also, just picked up a Honda EU3000IC generator this afternoon. My question is what do you do with your generator when you are away from your site? I have a seasonal booked from July 7th to September 7th...we expect to send as much time there as possible but I am sure there will be a week or two that we will not be around. I would rather not transport it back and forth (not an issue when I am up there but my wife drives a Tahoe). Has anyone made a box of somesort to lock it in and leave it at the camp site?
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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They make a theft deterrent cover for the handle of the EU2000i but I don't know about the EU3000IC. Perhaps if you contacted Wise Sales or Mayberry's, they could give you some ideas. If it were me, I wouldn't leave it unsecured...

Also, I don't know if it would fit in here but this might be worth checking out:



http://www.lowes.com/pd_195894-76354...box&facetInfo=
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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Yah...there is no way it will be left unsecured...even when we are around, for that matter. As I work at a weld/fab shop, I may get one of the guys to make be a box out of 1/8" plate and expanded metal...why I didn't think of that before, I don't know.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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Is locking it up in the camper not an option?
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That was going to be my next question...would gas fumes not be a possible issue? You can close the vent on the gas cap...is that enough, though???
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I have two 2000i's myself, and i have hauled them in the vehicle before with no smell whatsoever. I have also hauled them in the camper on an 8hr trip with no smell. I just turn the fuel cap off and they have always been fine for me.

Me personally, I would try that for a week and see what your perception is. I think you may find that won't get any odor, atleast I never have.
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I would put it in the camper when away, I used to haul my eu3000is in the back of my suburban and I've never had any gas fumes.

Most of my gennys use is when camping at racetracks and I invested in a nice lock that I use to secure it to either the front a-frame of around the hitch receiver on my truck. The 'is' is considerably heavier than the 'ic' though which is a deterrent in itself.
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We keep our Honda genny in our camper when we are gone from our seasonal site, I have yet to smell any fumes upon returning. I would seriously re-consider leaving it there in a box, to me that would be too inviting for thiefs. If you can't bring it home at least leave it out of sight and inside your TT. Just my two sheckels.....
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we store ours inside as well, no issue with fumes, when traveling we put it in the tv.
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I travel with my EU2000i inside the TT, and store it inside the trailer whenever I leave the camp. Never smelled a bit of gas.

That's not saying it won't ever spring a leak and create a hazardous situation. But again, there are propane lines inside the TT that could also leak.

I wonder if the propane/CO detector also detects gasoline fumes?
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