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Old 08-23-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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Portable generator storage

I plan on purchasing two Honda EU2000 generators. I will have them very secure to prevent movement. I understand they will have fuel in them. Does anyone see any issues with storing them in the belly of the 5th wheel? I am open to any other ideas. Thank you
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I would not store anything with liquid fuel in the basement area fumes could be a real issue from any many different electrical equipment. Also this space is frequently common with the interior of the trailer. A better bet is store them in the bed of the truck secured with a chain or cable. If you trailer has a trailer hitch, some people place them on a hitch mounted platform. I've seen some platforms welded on the rear frame members for this purpose. If you have a well vented generator compartment that might also work.

You're going to need fuel stored in a proper fuel container.
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Try it! Ya never know until you have. My friends who have them put them in the back of the truck. I have a cargo platform behind my fiver where I have my generator stored in a vented, waterproof enclosure so I can run it while we are moving if I wish.
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I carry one Yamaha 2000 watt gen in storage compartment, just shut off fuel, run the carb dry,turn the vent on gas cap off. No fumes ever. Don't know if the fuel shutoff on a Honda will allow the carb to run out of fuel but that part is important for inside storage.
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I have an EU2000 that I carry in my basement and all you have to do is turn the vent cap to 'OFF' . No fumes because it seals tight. You can tell that because when you open it, you can hear the air rushing in. I have even carried one in the back of my SUV.

I used to carry two EU2000s until I learned a way to run my AC with only one. I learned how to do that from a thread on this forum.
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I have to question the storage of a gen set with a plastic tank with a screw on cap that is not vented... I can't imagine that any gen set would seal that tight.. if that was the case on a hot day and expansion you'd have a tank expansion issue and if you put it away hot and it got cold you'd maybe collapse the tank.... In any case mine are stored in a well ventilated storage area...

When I put my gen sets in storage I put some stable in the fuel if its in storage for less than 4 months... if its going to be longer I purchase either racing fuel or av gas and replace the fuel with that... if I expect the storage to be over 6 months everything is drained...

I've personally serviced to many small engines that have had our current fuel in the tank after 3-6 months and have had it turn to gum... and gum up the carburetor... even if its run dry... there is still fuel in the bowl... as the engine dies as the fuel level goes down... but not out...

I guess over the years I've fixed too many small engines for friends and family and not don't care to work on them.. and find it easier to spend a little and prevent any issues...
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:57 AM   #7
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I plan on purchasing two Honda EU2000 generators. I will have them very secure to prevent movement. I understand they will have fuel in them. Does anyone see any issues with storing them in the belly of the 5th wheel? I am open to any other ideas. Thank you
Maybe you should have a motorhome instead of a trailer.
Motorhomes have integral generators. Just a thought.
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Try it! Ya never know until you have. My friends who have them put them in the back of the truck. I have a cargo platform behind my fiver where I have my generator stored in a vented, waterproof enclosure so I can run it while we are moving if I wish.
Why would you need to run a generator with a trailer while it's moving?
A motorhome I understand, A/C, micro, whatever. But you're not in the trailer while it's moving so why run a generator?
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I run mine occasionally to precool the trailer with one ac. We also run it so we can put the dogs inside to go eat or sightsee. Different strokes?


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I plan on purchasing two Honda EU2000 generators. I will have them very secure to prevent movement. I understand they will have fuel in them. Does anyone see any issues with storing them in the belly of the 5th wheel? I am open to any other ideas. Thank you

I'm finding a picture (if I can locate it).
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Gerry I would love a link to that thread
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Maybe you should have a motorhome instead of a trailer.
Motorhomes have integral generators. Just a thought.
I guess hes saying you should go buy a motorhome in answer to your question of carrying a portable generator. Makes perfect sense!
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Gerry I would love a link to that thread
OK Tom here it is
What size Air Conditioners do I have?

Air conditioning and Honda 2k generator

AC issues - generator or other?

I'll send you a PM with my # if you have any questions.
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It's not the one I was trying to find but RV Upgrades sent me this email today:

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Trail...-p/92-1577.htm

You might be able to put 2 on it or modify it somehow. Maybe even fab a lockable cover or something.
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