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Old 06-05-2005, 08:01 PM   #15
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....Ok, a car hits you in the rear at the generator....the gasoline tank compresses very quickly-there is no spark yet to set off the gasoline-though it has diffused into the atmospher-then the battery shorts in the car.....guess what...a quart of gasoline is become a very effective fuel-air bomb.....from watching tv and seeing the news.....we have all seen how effective they can be.......think about keeping gasoline in a generator on the rear of your trailer/camper-the possible conquences of your actions-and the liability you will incure if that senario happens......think about the other person-could be a child and/or your kids also.....you might be on the side of the road looking at the damage....or worse yet inside your camper looking for damage......It's your life-I know better than fooling with fuel-air bombs.......If you think your ugly now wait till you see one up close and personal..............FYI....geofkaye-that is all
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:01 PM   #16
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Carry mine on the receiver of my pickup in a special carrier. Posted a slide show on it here some time ago. Works well for me.

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........very very very very smart and very protected!....thanks for the slide show.....show it everyone that will watch!....others don't realize what a gallon of gasoline can do.....geofkaye
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:34 PM   #18
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Does the generator prevent opening the door on the front af your trailer?
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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 Threevagabonds:
Does the generator prevent opening the door on the front af your trailer? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunately, It does so I try not to transport anything in there that I would need until I have disconnected.

By the way as an update, I have added a wire to my AC junction box with a plug by the pin box so I can run the genset while traveling to power the AC, Fridge, Etc. Nice to have a cool rig when you arrive, especialy here in Texas in the summertime.
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Thanks for the information. That AC feature sure sounds good. I have to make some measurments on my rig to see if I have enough clearance on turns.
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Allendp, Thanks for showing us a nice genset holder! Does the genset just sit in the box without being bolted or clamped down?( I noticed you're adding a cable to secure it to the receiver.)
BTW, what kind of pup is Cricket?
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I bet the others campers love it when you fire that puppy off! Have you got any complaints? Just curious why you didn't go with a quieter genset?
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I did something a little different. I sawzalled the bumper welded some steel square tubing to move the bumper out about 4 feet. I then welded the bumper back on and mounter the gen on a steal basket. I keep very little fuel in the generater and the gas can in the bed of the truck. Let me know if you would like to see picts. I looks factory and is very safe.
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Sorry for the late replys - kinda lost contact with this thread.

NORTY - I haven't used it for overnight campping just for keeping the trailer powered up while traveling. Plans are to use it for remote camping only - never around other rigs. However the genset is surprisingly quiet about 25 ft away from it. It is not annoying in the rig either when in use.

ZIP - I drilled a hole thru the carrier and the genset leg and now run a pin with a lock thru the holes to secure it to the carrier and eliminated the cable. Cricket is a Shi Tzu now a little over a year old and an absolute delight.
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Sure would like to see the pictures of your generator mount.
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Threevagabonds - Please click on the link below:

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Looked at the pictures and they are real neat. I don't have the welding talent, but have several persons in the area that I will show them to and see if they can build one for me. The wife loved your little dog, and I think there might be one in our future, since we could get into many more parks with an under 35# dog. I never could figure that weight limit out though. Thanks again!
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