Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-07-2019, 07:06 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 23
Getting Generator in Truck Bed?

i'm searching for a generator.
the truck bed I have to load it in is over 3' high.

I like a Westinghouse that weighs 109# but I can't get that in the bed of the truck without help.
my second choice is 2 Champions that can be paralleled for almost the same power output as the Westinghouse. these I can load myself at about 49# each.

the question is....is the some way to load the a 109# generator (any make) on to a tailgate that's over 3' without much help?
graydond is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-07-2019, 07:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Chief Alen's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Manalapan NJ
Posts: 491
There are others ... Here is one, you get the idea.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-capacity-pickup-truck-crane-
60732.html
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	A294E33F93DD612467AD545B739840A0.app1_1551825362080_1_L1800.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	284.7 KB
ID:	241015  
__________________
2018 Newmar Ventana le 4002 .NKK 22567
2015 Unlimited Sahara hardtop/soft top.
Be good,be happy, tomorrow is promised to no man!
Chief Alen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 07:37 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Bob_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Vancouver Wash
Posts: 7,230
Exactly why people buy 2 of the lighter ones....
Bob_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
dennis45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: AB
Posts: 7,587
Lots of options, here's another from Harbor Freight

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-Ton...nch-60731.html
__________________
2019 Unity LTV CB, pushed by a 2013 Honda CRV, BlueOx Baseplate, Aventa Bar & Patriot Brake
dennis45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 07:48 AM   #5
Member
 
LHCDryHeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
I have been thinking of the same problem with a 110 lb Champion dual fuel genset. My truck has a canopy so the bed mounted crane is out. I got an idea from seeing ads for stands used to field dress deer and game. A metal frame stays upright behind the bed with a 2" square insert to the hitch. This extends out just past the lowered tail gate. It has an adjustable drop leg, again 2" square steel, that carries the vertical weight. The upper part extends to a point about 4 feet above the bed then go to a swivel arm, say 18-24" with a small hand winch in line.

Details could be worked out, such as a simple swivel, and parts can be made with sleaves and pins to break down for stowage. Upper sections could be aluminum for weight reduction. Not rocket science since it would hoist 200 lbs at most! And square steel tubing is easy to cut and weld.
__________________
2019 ORV 24RKS
2017 GMC 2500 Duramax
Champion dual fuel 3000 gen
LHCDryHeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 07:59 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by LHCDryHeat View Post
I have been thinking of the same problem with a 110 lb Champion dual fuel genset. My truck has a canopy so the bed mounted crane is out. I got an idea from seeing ads for stands used to field dress deer and game. A metal frame stays upright behind the bed with a 2" square insert to the hitch. This extends out just past the lowered tail gate. It has an adjustable drop leg, again 2" square steel, that carries the vertical weight. The upper part extends to a point about 4 feet above the bed then go to a swivel arm, say 18-24" with a small hand winch in line.

Details could be worked out, such as a simple swivel, and parts can be made with sleaves and pins to break down for stowage. Upper sections could be aluminum for weight reduction. Not rocket science since it would hoist 200 lbs at most! And square steel tubing is easy to cut and weld.
the hoists look like good ideas but I don't think I want to drill into the bed. the two wired together I think is the way to go for me. are there other generators that can be paralleled other than CHAMPION?
graydond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 08:03 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Bob_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Vancouver Wash
Posts: 7,230
Hondas, Predators, and more...can't remember other brands
Bob_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 08:10 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 2,257
Could you roll it up a ramp? Maybe lay a piece of plywood on it for a smooth rolling surface. Store the ramp flat, and it wouldn't take much room.
__________________
2021 Keystone Outback 221UMB
2018 Tundra Limited 5.7 liter
EdInArk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 08:20 AM   #9
Member
 
LHCDryHeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
Here you go, for just $229. I might order one and modify as needed.

https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/28...xoCIt8QAvD_BwE
__________________
2019 ORV 24RKS
2017 GMC 2500 Duramax
Champion dual fuel 3000 gen
LHCDryHeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 08:35 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Kiss4aFrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: WI 54016
Posts: 293
Rather then buy a ramp or buy or build a hoist why not just ask someone to help you load and unload it ? Way simpler and cheaper than any of the other options so far.

I'd go the easy way and just ask or hire help. If not then go with a ramp and a two wheel dolly. I had a '88 1500 PU with a topper and used to be able to load a couple older, heavy 32" walk behind snowblowers that way. Didn't need the dolly of course. They were well over 100lbs but able to muscle them up the ramp.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Providence 39V
Allison 3000MH 7.5 Onan
Kiss4aFrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 09:06 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,459
8 ft 2X12. Bolt a couple of tabs with holes, about half the width of load from center of board. (use carriage bolts with round head on bottom) Lay a strap on the ground, and board on top of strap. Walk the gen onto board, and hook, tighten strap to hold it to board. Lift one end, set on gate. Lift other end, and slide in truck. A piece of chicken...
ScoobyDoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 09:08 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 28,383
Get this, it even rotates.

https://www.etrailer.com/Hunting-and...RoC7e0QAvD_BwEClick image for larger version

Name:	Capture%2B_2019-04-07-11-07-46.jpeg
Views:	96
Size:	43.1 KB
ID:	241044
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 09:09 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,644
I do a ton of lifting with one of these.

__________________
Professional mechanic.
2018 Ram 2500 HD Mega cab.
mobilemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 09:16 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 23
I was thinking about ramps but looking for other options.
graydond is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Short bed camper on a long bed and a short bed Petes Dad Truck Camper Discussion 2 11-02-2018 05:53 PM
8' truck bed vs shorter bed, pulling a 37' fifth wheel Tim L. Texas Boomers 6 08-18-2017 04:16 PM
Generator storage in truck with tri-fold bed cover? fiddleddd 5th Wheel Discussion 7 04-25-2016 01:47 PM
Wiring For In Truck Bed Generator goose222 5th Wheel Discussion 5 04-01-2006 04:43 PM
Will rain hurt a Honda EU2000 generator in a truck bed Threevagabonds 5th Wheel Discussion 23 10-19-2005 09:05 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.