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Old 12-16-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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I have a 2013 FC 25'. I have two questions I hope can be answered here. I am interested in finding a solution for storage on the trailer tongue during travel.

1) For mounting on the tongue behind the propane tanks, does the mounting plate or generator interfere with the snap brackets on a WDH, or the battery compartment latch? I know one installed the plate must be removed for access to the battery compartment.....I'm concerned for daily use.
I have the plate measurements, seems to be close.

2) any other options for mounting on the tongue?

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Old 12-16-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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I sure like the idea of mounting the generator in a convenient place such as this, and it has a locking feature. The extra tongue weight may be a concern but is near the trailer and manageable with a good weight distribution setup.

I see Can-Am Airstream in London, ON will mount your generator in that position in ads they run. They are the most innovative of the dealerships we have.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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Probably just me, but keeping the genset out of the elements is important.

Runs in a small tent and stores in the Burb or AS snuggled in an ActionPacker.

The red bag is used for the LPG hardware.

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Doug do you have a link to one of those ads?
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:56 AM   #5
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I would not want my generator running down the road with all that road spray during rainy driving.

Even with the covers available, I think a good amount of water would get in through the handle access and under the bottom. There is an awful lot of "wind driving force" and swirling of road spray in that scenario. Static rainfall isn't probably a big deal.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:14 AM   #6
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Rain is not an issue, I have a business associate who can custom manufacture a waterproof cover.

Again my concern is interference with the snap bracket of the WDH and/or the battery compartment latch.
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Something else to consider: Do you want your generator running right under your window. If it is not easy to remove once you stop, I would think this is a problem. When running my gen(s), I like to set them up as far from the trailer as my cord will reach AND downwind.

Just a thought.
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Minipad makes a good point. The Honda 2000 is fairly quiet at idle. Under load the decibels increase. Downwind for noise and fumes is a good idea.
I have a friend who mounted a pair of 2000's on the rear bumper of his SOB. The constant buzzing in the floor was annoying after a while. So consider a rubber isolation mount of some type to control the vibrartion.
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Generators mounted on RV's is not a new concept.
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Rain is not an issue, .

Correct. I put a plastic bag over the gen, then the regular cover. In 12,000 miles it never was an issue.


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