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Old 10-22-2015, 11:09 AM   #15
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When we are staying any length of time we put up a bug free screen house over the picnic table and chain the generator to the table so it can't grow legs and walk. For shorter duration stays we use the portable table we carry and drop a tarp over the non hot areas, and chain it to something relatively non moveable.


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Old 10-22-2015, 11:14 AM   #16
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We use a Honda 6500, stays in the bed of a truck uncovered, lives outside, never a problem in 7 years of south Louisiana rainfall...camping power and emergency house power...runs in the sun, shade, and rain, have no clue about ice storms, paint a little faded is all..Honda 6500 is pretty weatherproof so far.

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:30 AM   #17
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I have thought of making an insulated dog kennel to put over my generator to further deaden the sound & keep it out of the rain. Theft is a concern also considering how much a generator can cost.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:47 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by MissingLink5 View Post
We have a topper on our pickup. I have a Honda 3000 generator. We leave the generator in the pickup bed with the topper windows and back tail gate top open. We have never had a problem but I know there are some die-hards out there who will respond that this is a fire hazard!! It works for us, thanks!!!
I have a Yamaha 3000 and carry it in the back of my pickup which has a camper top installed. run it the same way never a problem. just keep it theft proof with a heavy duty cable and lock.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:11 PM   #19
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My Honda goes in the back of the truck with a camper shell on the end of my Bedslide, hatch window down, tailgate open to dissipate exhaust and heat. Works great with the truck nearby and never had an animal intrusion (2 or 4 legs).
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:16 PM   #20
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We just purchased the same setup to power our 2010 International 25' for tailgating. I hope I ordered the right ones for our unit. Will be delivered Oct. 26. Never camped without full hookups. Gonna be a learning experience!
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:04 PM   #21
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I got one of these:

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It does also reduce noise quite a bit.

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Old 10-22-2015, 03:59 PM   #22
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This hasn't yet been a problem for me, but what are picnic tables for anyway? A picnic table with a plastic table cloth would seem to be an effective and inexpensive answer to this problem.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:07 PM   #23
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Hey 07007,
Check this out GenTent canopy cover to run portable generator or inverter generator safely in rain and severe wet weather
Saw this in the July 2015 issue of Trailer Life pg. 121 under product spotlight.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #24
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For what these tents cost, I'm liking the plastic covered picnic table idea.
But whats the harm in using a completely plastic encased honda in the rain? Water in the air intake?

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Old 10-22-2015, 06:14 PM   #25
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For what these tents cost, I'm liking the plastic covered picnic table idea.
But whats the harm in using a completely plastic encased honda in the rain? Water in the air intake?

We use generators at work in the rain and snow all the time. Never had a problem. Never had a problem with my Honda 3000 either. Unless the generator tips over water will never enter the intake.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:10 PM   #26
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This is a pretty nifty idea,, and it sure is cheaper than the $150 Supergen tent.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:55 PM   #27
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protecting parallel EU2001 generators

I use a 4 ft composite folding outdoor table that I bought at BJs Wholesale Club (like COSTCO) for $30. I can't seem to upload pictures, but the table has adjustable height so it is only a few inches above the generators and offers protection from rain and night dew. With the two generators end to end they fit perfectly with just a smidge over the legs so the wind won't blow them away. I've read about people getting carbon monoxide from generators at the car races when those generators are outside the trailers but the trailers are parked too close so I always have mine ten feet away from the trailer. I use a heavy duty chain to lock them so they won't get stolen. Honda has an accessory theft proof handle too that you can install.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:49 PM   #28
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We have a 20'x8' outdoor rug that I carry in a big Eddie Bauer zipping duffle bag. The bag does double duty as a cover for the generator when it's raining. Just keep the exhaust uncovered and it works great.

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