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Old 09-06-2005, 05:04 PM   #15
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I keep my EU2000 behind my tool box, forward of the fiver hitch. I built a plywood box to sit over it and keep it out of sight and weather. Resting the box above it on the tool box and hitch provides some rain cover when rainning. I have a drawer handle on top of the box to lift it. The unit is cabled to the right front tie down, which is out of reach with the toolbox installed. Works for me.
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:06 AM   #16
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That solution works for me too. I looked at my wifes portable sewing machine and it has a cover over it with a carry handle on it, very similar that which you describe. I have the same configuration (tool box aux. tank combo) that you have and the generator should fit nicely where you put it. Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:44 PM   #17
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Just buy the covers that are made to fit $30 or so. That will keep it dry and somewhat out of sight. As far as water a freind of mine had his under water (long story) and after it dryed, he started it and it still worked fine.
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Old 10-04-2005, 04:06 PM   #18
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We have a Yahama 3000 ISE and I keep it in the front compartment, Where a factory generator would go. I put it on a slide so it will run cool. It seems to work just fine.
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Old 10-04-2005, 05:10 PM   #19
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I use an airconditioner cover for mine when it's in the bed of my truck. I cable it to the hitch and remove it when I use the unit. I think this is what you were asking.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:59 AM   #20
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Thanks for the information. Sounds like an easy way to do it.
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Hello diandtom

A great idea. Can you tell me how it sounds inside? Also, do you have any vibrations while the generator is running?
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I am thinking of getting a honda 2000 with a aux fuel tank from wisesales.com
Heres my question should I have it mouted in the bed of my shortbed F250 of just chain them I was thonking of buying covers for the gens.
Has anyone done this....Also what about installing a pull out tray in the front comp of the 5er.. That would probably be expenses.If anyone has done any thing like this please get back to me /// I will probably be overnighting 1 night a week next year (I caddy in the golf tour) thanks Ton Grogan
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:32 AM   #23
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I posed this question a few months ago, before I bought my two EU2000 generators. First, you will be very happy with an EU 2000. It is a great unit. Second, I STILL have not decided where to store them. I think that they will end up staying inside the front storage compartment when under way. I also have a long run fuel tank (I made mine from an outboard motor tank and two extra Honda fuel tank caps) The gas tank resides in the pick up bed and the generators are in the 5er. One problem with the suggestion on installing a slide for the EU2000 is that it is a pull start and you can't do that (it pulls straight up) with the generator on the slide. The other thing is that the control panel faces out, and the exhaust is on the other end, pointing at the back of the compartment. I don't think it would be a good idea to run it in that position. A recent post described am EU3000 on a slide, but the EU 3000 is electric start, and I do not know if the exhaust issue is present. I either put the generators into the back of the truck when in use, (chained of course) or place them under the protected hitch area and chained to the landing gear. Hope this helps. Let me know if you come up with some better way of doing it.
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The best protection is to get a roll top cover like my retrax them your generators would be protected agains the lelments
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