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Old 11-08-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Not that I'm trying to reinvent the wheel or anything, but,...
I just bought a used Honda EU2000i genny, and here's my idea.
I've got an aluminum diamond plate truck toolbox (flat sided) that I'm not using, and was thinking of mounting it to the rear of my trailer (probably with the reciever hitch platform rig), and portioning a third or so of the box off for the generator (with a welded aluminum partition), and using the rest for storage.
If I put a flat vent on the side of the box, and an additional vent on the top (maybe like an aluminum dryer vent to keep most of the elements out), I'd imagine that the airflow would be adequate....I'd use a large side vent, as I'm not trying to quiet it down, just add some space, and ideally, be able to run it in the box should it rain, not to mention the box locks, and God knows I need something else to polish or otherwise keep shiny.
Think it's doable?
Thanks for your input,
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BTW, wow this is one quiet generator!
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Not that I'm trying to reinvent the wheel or anything, but,...
I just bought a used Honda EU2000i genny, and here's my idea.
I've got an aluminum diamond plate truck toolbox (flat sided) that I'm not using, and was thinking of mounting it to the rear of my trailer (probably with the reciever hitch platform rig), and portioning a third or so of the box off for the generator (with a welded aluminum partition), and using the rest for storage.
If I put a flat vent on the side of the box, and an additional vent on the top (maybe like an aluminum dryer vent to keep most of the elements out), I'd imagine that the airflow would be adequate....I'd use a large side vent, as I'm not trying to quiet it down, just add some space, and ideally, be able to run it in the box should it rain, not to mention the box locks, and God knows I need something else to polish or otherwise keep shiny.
Think it's doable?
Thanks for your input,
Tom
BTW, wow this is one quiet generator!
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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I think if you put that nice quiet genny in an aluminum box it`s not going to be very quiet anymore.jmo
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I think I would route the exhaust out the side or bottom, otherwise it will be extremely noisy.
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I hear some great thoughts here, and I agree in the box would make it loud. I have one of those and we let it set under the tail of the toy hauler when we had it down and chained to the camper. We even ran it out the length of the power cord and chained it to a tree. Storing it there for security when traveling is good.
The other thing I would suggest is contact Honda Tec support and see what they say about being in the box when running and what type of vent system if it can stay there.
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I think I read in the directions with mine somewhere that it should not be ran in a compartment, even a ventilated generator compartment...

I wonder if you could rig up your box so that 2 sides would be removeable, so that it would basically be in open air when you want to run it?

Maybe have stainless expanded grate?
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Thanks all for your input.
I guess I'll more than likely add the box to the rear of the trailer, and keep the generator in it until it's needed. I could always put it under the box when in use, and chain it to the bumper.
Thanks again, some great input.
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