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Old 12-16-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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I have a tool box mounted on the rear of our Arctic Fox 24-5 and am adding a generator.

I can make the generator fit on the back but it will be another 130lbs way aft of the axles. (not good)

Anyone know of a reason why I should not mount the generator up on top of the pin box? I know that I would have to stand in the bed of the truck to service it.
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I have a tool box mounted on the rear of our Arctic Fox 24-5 and am adding a generator.

I can make the generator fit on the back but it will be another 130lbs way aft of the axles. (not good)

Anyone know of a reason why I should not mount the generator up on top of the pin box? I know that I would have to stand in the bed of the truck to service it.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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can it handle the extra weight of a generator?
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Run a search for this subject. Several years ago, either here or on another forum, a guy did just that. He posted pictures and narrative of his project as it progressed. I think DonW5IT knows about this. The weight would compare to installing a clothes washer/dryer in a front closet.
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Yea, how are you going to get 130 pounds up and down from there? Got a chain hoist you can string up in a tree? Not trying to sound like a smart alic, but putting that much weight that high in the air is never a good idea. Not only the weight, but what about the fivers frame? Will it handle the load and twisting? Personally I would opt to mount it in the bed of the truck.
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Moot point for now.. Deal has been called off..
My choice is twin Honda 2000s but the 3000 deal was too good to pass up..

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I would be interested in any truck mount solutions for the Honda EU300is anyone has come up with that would allow operation in inclement weather. Saw a metal roof of sorts on one site also an expensive metal box apparently with cooling fan.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 450Donn:
Yea, how are you going to get 130 pounds up and down from there? Got a chain hoist you can string up in a tree? Not trying to sound like a smart alic, but putting that much weight that high in the air is never a good idea. Not only the weight, but what about the fivers frame? Will it handle the load and twisting? Personally I would opt to mount it in the bed of the truck. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> That, Donn, is a good point. I know theZieman/Lippert frame warranty says ANY modification to the frame voids the warranty. If the mfgr. says their frame is not strong enough to support modifications, I believe them!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rramjet:
I would be interested in any truck mount solutions for the Honda EU300is anyone has come up with that would allow operation in inclement weather. Saw a metal roof of sorts on one site also an expensive metal box apparently with cooling fan. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My Yamaha 2800I is mounted to the rear corner of the truck bed. I fabbed a square bracket out of 1 inch angle welded together so the generator just fits inside it. This is bolted to the bed of the truck. There is also a 1/2X2 strap over the top of the generator to keep it in place . This is held in place with a couple of bolts and locks. Would take a lot of time to get the generator out unless you have the key. As far as running it in the rain? I have and never had any sorts of problems. Remember these generators are made to run in the open, so unless it was under water I don't see a problem. Oh and so far in three years this way, I can count twice that it interfered with the hitch in any way.
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We have a 33-5v Arctic Fox and I put the generator in the front compartment on a slide from Camping World. It was a Yahama 3000 but I have since replace it with a cheaper generator from Pep Boys and use the Yahama at the house. The cheaper generator works just fine as I don't use it often. It worked just fine as long as I slide it out so it would not overheat. I also use flexible exhaust pipe to direct the exhaust where I want it to go.
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