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Old 04-15-2014, 08:08 AM   #1
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Ideas on Securing my Yamaha 2000is Generators

Curious as to ideas some of you may have for securing your external Generators while not at your camp site. They can be expensive to replace....
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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I have always just loaded mine back into my truck if leaving for any amount of time. Locks and cables can be cut way to fast thanks to battery operated grinders.
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I have always just loaded mine back into my truck if leaving for any amount of time. Locks and cables can be cut way to fast thanks to battery operated grinders.

I agree with Fast0ne. Your gens aren't too bulky to be moved around and it would be far better to take them with you.


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Out of sight is out of mind. If they see them and want them they will come back later with what it takes to get them.
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I am not feeling to comfortable with trying to tie them down either. You folks have convinced me that it is better to just put them away when not on site. Thanks for all your feedback------
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Search google and youtube for geardeck 17. I have it and its great.
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You can chain or cable lock them to the RV, but all this will do is to stop/slow down the crook of opportunity. If some one wants to steal them, they will be takes.

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Curious as to ideas some of you may have for securing your external Generators while not at your camp site. They can be expensive to replace....
My generator is strapped down in the bed of my pickup truck. When not in use, it is locked out of sight under the tonneau cover.

I would not leave a generator unattended in plain sight at a campsite, even if it was chained to the travel trailer.
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In the future I was thinking about a Honda 2000, getting a rubbermaid container large enough to hide the genny. Run a cable thru a hole in the Rubbermaid container and attach it to my trucks tie-down hook. If I keep the cable hidden, I'm hoping the light fingered thieves will just think it is a container of firewood. At what diameter cable or type is it even hard for bolt cutters to get thru?

You don't want to think there are people out there who would snatch this type of item, but when there is the opportunity, some will take advantage.
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