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Old 09-20-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Where do you store your generator?

Where do you store your generator? What is your set up for a generator and gas?
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:05 PM   #2
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I store mine in my tool shed next to my outhouse along with a 5 gallon can of gas with Stabil
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In my pickup under the topper.... But then we have a 21'.

Not sure what I'd do with it with the 5.0. Maybe squeeze it it into the bed and put a cover on it with a cable and lock.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:22 PM   #4
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I store mine in my tool shed next to my outhouse along with a 5 gallon can of gas with Stabil
I've never taken mine along on a trip mostly because we probably wouldn't use it much. I do have a transfer switch for the house though. Never thought of putting fuel stabilizer in it. Probably a good idea since it sits so long. I only fire it up a couple of times a year.

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We have two Yamaha 2000's and store them in the tool box which is in the front of the bed of the truck. We have a 5.0 TA. I do have to take them out of the toolbox when we need to use them and chain them to the bumper and never leave them unattended.
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I keep ours in the truck bed under the canopy. We just got it last year and except for making sure it would run the air conditioning we haven't used it. I'm sure if it's hot and we can't find shade we will be glad to have it.
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I have a Honda 2000 and the 5.0TA. If I were to take it with me I'd put it in the truck bed next to the cab. I have a tri-fold tonneau cover that when folded up keeps the weather off things next to the cab. It'd also be out of sight if you put a few other items around it, I'd also chain it to a bed anchor. There is also the option to put it in a Rubbermaid tub so it's out of sight. Both of these modes I used when I had my previous trailer, with solar I've not needed the generator with the 5.0TA although I did haul it across the country on our first trip for nothing.

The Honda gets about 10 hours of runtime when charging the batteries so I had no need for a gas can. I've never used the generator for A/C, would certainly need the gas can if I had. I picked up a small 1 gallon can which would have been plenty, had I needed it.

In the past I also carried the generator in the trailer I had at the time. The Honda has a gas cap shutoff, supposedly it seals in the fumes, I noticed no issues going this route either. It does mean you have to move it every time you stop.
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We have two Yamaha 2000's and store them in the tool box which is in the front of the bed of the truck. We have a 5.0 TA. I do have to take them out of the toolbox when we need to use them and chain them to the bumper and never leave them unattended.
What size bed and tool box do you use?
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I've never taken mine along on a trip mostly because we probably wouldn't use it much. I do have a transfer switch for the house though. Never thought of putting fuel stabilizer in it. Probably a good idea since it sits so long. I only fire it up a couple of times a year.

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We never take ours camping either , no reason too . We just use it for power outages at home and for running powertools when utility power is not available ( Work)
We buy Stabil by the quart and use it in the gas for all our small engines. ( Lawnmower, snowblower , boat , generator , brush cutter, etc)
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The only generator I have is a 15K natural gas bolted to a slab behind the house. With an automatic, whole house transfer switch, I'm now set for winter blackouts (although I'm usually in Arizona for the winter these days!) I do have 320 Watts of solar on the roof & 160 watts in the back of the truck...
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