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Old 04-22-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Generator storage in truck with tri-fold bed cover?

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We have a Honda EU2000 portable generator, and we'd like to store it in the truck to allow more storage room in the fifth wheel. Our truck has a tri-fold cover that we use when we aren't towing. Has anyone figured out a way to securely stow their generator in their truck and still be able to put the cover down?
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:43 AM   #2
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Are you asking how to secure it from being stolen? It should easily fit under the cover and you could use a quality cable-lock to tie it to one of the bed loops at the side.
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I do this on boondocking trips all the time.
Good secure cable lock to cleats inside bed.
Not fool proof, but would slow them down.....out of sight/out of mind.
Make sure you provide air circulation when running the gen.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:37 PM   #4
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I keep our Boliy 3600 chained up to some brackets in the bed our F350 under a tri-fold tonneau cover. These are the same brackets that I tie down to when I haul our motorcycles.
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One more thing

I guess I should have been more specific in my question. Ideally we'd like to get an aluminum tool box to put up in the front of the bed to hold storage items and tools that we don't use very often. We can't get a box that opens from the top because of our tri-fold bed cover. I was wondering if they make a tool box with a drop down lid..... that opens from the side? I've looked online and didn't find one like that. Anyway, previously I've just chained it in as well, but we're looking for a way to get more storage and possibly put the generator in the tool box along with other items.
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You need to be looking at underbed semi tool boxes--they open from the top downward.
Many sizes/construction metal to choose from.
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Have you looked at other covers? Seems like when I was looking for a cover, I got an Extang Trifecta, they made tonneau covers for trucks that had tool boxes in the bed.
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I had a hard cover but I still used good steel cables and locked it to the tie down rings. I would leave it clocked and run it from the bed of the truck with the lid up. If I ever took it out, it would be locked to the trailer frame.
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