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Old 11-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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Where do you put your portable generator

I have been reading numerous posting about people using portable generators and the placement while in use. Most seem to either put them under a slide out, to keep rain off or in the back of the pickup. I have 2 options in the pickup or on a carrier on the receiver hitch on the back of the fifth wheel.
My question if using in the back of the pickup with a fifth wheel bedroom directly over the gen. isn't there a strong possibility of getting exhaust fumes up in the sleeping area?
Just curious

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Old 11-23-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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I wouldn't place one in either spot. When you put them in the bed of a truck, you basically add an amplifier to them. Increasing the noise by having the sound bounce around the metal bed.

By putting it on the bumper, you now have to feel it running inside the coach. What's wrong with putting it on the ground. This way you can pick a spot that is farthest away from your neighbors, such as the driver's side of the RV, either near the front or the rear, whichever is farthest away.

I bought both my kids Honda 2000's and when we go camping, they place them (around their RV) that is the least obtrusive/noisey.

I also bought them the metal handle for the Hondas so they can be locked through the handle and not easily cut by a hand saw.

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Old 11-23-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Dutch Star Don I had not thought about the vibration, makes sense. I would like to say before I get beat up like I did on the GS forum, I was only concerned about exhaust fumes in the rv when people use them in the back of the truck. In 40 years we have never taken a generator with us. we just stay in FHU rv parks.
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Definitely not under the RV or slides. Should be downwind about 10' from the RV.
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