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Old 03-13-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Gen mounting Idea's

Good Morning , new to site .was looking at post about gen mounting idea's/Kingpin vs Rear bumper .pro/con. the threads with pic links only took me to ad's .
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The actual mounting would depend mostly on your existing pin weight.
Can you add or remove pin weight, without overloading the hitch or truck axle with a front mount or, dropping the pin weight below the optimum 15> 18 % when the mount is at the rear.
Do you know your pin and axle weights when loaded for travel?
Have your truck's weights loaded and empty?
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The actual mounting would depend mostly on your existing pin weight.
Can you add or remove pin weight, without overloading the hitch or truck axle with a front mount or, dropping the pin weight below the optimum 15> 18 % when the mount is at the rear.
Do you know your pin and axle weights when loaded for travel?
Have your truck's weights loaded and empty?
Good morning. Over loading any possible mounting points is not the concern, Gen is a Honda 3000iu. about 130 lbs. noise /exhaust /vibration .sure would like to see any other fellow rv'ers photo's . Thanks
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Good morning. Over loading any possible mounting points is not the concern, Gen is a Honda 3000iu. about 130 lbs. noise /exhaust /vibration .sure would like to see any other fellow rv'ers photo's . Thanks

Just a alternative suggestion.


2-Honda 2000's paralleled together will give you 3200W versus 2800W from a 3000is.


2000's combined weight is 93 pounds versus 134 for the 3000is.

Should be able to carry 2000's in a storage compartment or in the bed of your tow vehicle.

I carry mine in the bed of the truck with a cable lock.


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I ran the Honda 3000EU and the two companioned 2000EUs and preferred the performance of the 3000 for my situation.

With single engine on the 3000 the rpms were lower for the same load (one 15,000 Btu A/C, and a battery charger drawing about 5A AC). The noise levels and fuel usage was lower on the 3000 due to the lower rpm.

I kept the 3000 in the bed of the truck (chained down behind cab) and the electric start and long 30A extension cord worked really well (could reach over bed and start with a key twist). The 3000 hid down in the bed (lower in rails) so was quieter in the campground than the 2 2000s that I would carry out to the trailer or leave on the tailgate - I moved the 2000s each time because you have to connect the companion cords each time, and they are pull start (better leverage when they are on the ground).

At the time I bought the 2000s (one companion, one regular), they were the same price combined as the single 3000 with wheels.

I evaluated putting the 3000 on the trailer bumper, however I would not put it there without some sort of enclosure to protect it from road grime. In the end I used the gen prep wiring in the front compartment of the trailer to add a 30A connector and left the generator in the truck bed. I kept it covered when not is use.

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Thanks for all the great response ,I too had the two 2000's went with the 3000 due to the longer run time . Just not looking forward to the loading and unloading , as i need the truck to put pontoon in water . Was mostly concerned about noise/vibration/exhaust . this is our 3rd 5ver and and it has the factory upgraded receiver on the back .that is my first choice for mounting . 2016 jayco Eagle HT 29.5/2015 Ram 3500 LB CC Cummins
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I added a 50amp plug to front of 5er & a transfer switch.Set genny between tailgate & hitch & lock tailgate.
We just use when we stop as we have 2 dachsunds that sometimes go & we keep ac on when parked.Dogs got it made as I would have had to sit in the truck with windows down when I was a kid
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I realize you've already traded your 2 Honda 2000s for the 3000 but this is how I handled mounting my 2 - 2000s and something similar could certainly work.

I had a welding shop weld 3 receivers to the frame (they run through the old hollow bumper just for looks). They made 2 trays for carrying my generators. I could either connect them and run them as they sat or dismount them, which I would do if we were someplace for more than a day or so because you could definitely feel them from inside.



I think if I were doing this for a single 3000 gennie I would have a tray that slid in to 2 receivers and that would help eliminate some of the rocking the running generator would "generate" and also to help stop the same rocking motion while driving down the road.

On my new trailer I just went with an on-board Onan but that's another whole thing.
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Here is an option that New Horizon uses on some of their hi-end 5th wheels. A rear mounted generator. Interesting.




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I've been using 2 2000's and also changing. I'm going with a big 7000. Planning to build an enclosure with exhaust in the truck bed. Anyone tried this?


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I realize you've already traded your 2 Honda 2000s for the 3000 but this is how I handled mounting my 2 - 2000s and something similar could certainly work.

I had a welding shop weld 3 receivers to the frame (they run through the old hollow bumper just for looks). They made 2 trays for carrying my generators. I could either connect them and run them as they sat or dismount them, which I would do if we were someplace for more than a day or so because you could definitely feel them from inside.



I think if I were doing this for a single 3000 gennie I would have a tray that slid in to 2 receivers and that would help eliminate some of the rocking the running generator would "generate" and also to help stop the same rocking motion while driving down the road.

On my new trailer I just went with an on-board Onan but that's another whole thing.
Looking at doing a similar approach to my 5ver. but will be using one Ryobi 1800 genset. benefit...short power cable, and if you disconnect...genset stayes.
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I've seen a nice, locking mounting base for the Honda 2000 (Amazon). Maybe there's one for the 3000 as well.
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