Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2016, 06:57 AM   #15
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5,692
Brian, how do you store your gen and gas on the road?

I never wanted gas inside the van so ordered a Yamaha 1000 tri-fuel.

Or are yours also propane maybe?

Thanks,

Peter
__________________

__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 07:17 AM   #16
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,717
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by OTRA15 View Post
Brian, how do you store your gen and gas on the road?

I never wanted gas inside the van so ordered a Yamaha 1000 tri-fuel.

Or are yours also propane maybe?

Thanks,

Peter
Hi Peter. We have two tow vehicles. One is a 2005 Suburban 2500 and the other is a 2011 Silverado 3500 with a pop-up truck camper. We have different generator routines with each of the tow vehicles. Our Generators are Honda 2000's. They are gasoline powered.

With the Suburban, we store the generators in the back of the Suburban. With the Silverado, one of the generators is carried in a generator compartment on the outside of the truck camper. We carry the other on the floor in the back seat of the truck. We have never found the smell from the generators offensive. WE have been doing this for a long time and many miles of travel.

I know that some would find this system untenable, but it has always worked for us.

Brian
__________________

__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred)
moosetags is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 07:24 AM   #17
Huh?
 
Ultradog's Avatar
 
1975 27' Overlander
Twin Cities , Minnesota
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 485
Images: 8
Something to think about if you lock it up.
Battery powered grinders with a cut off wheel make even the toughest locks, chains and cable as vulnerable as tying it up with a shoelace.
__________________
Ultradog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 07:34 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,235
Any thing you can do to slow down a thief will help. Yes they can cut almost any lock or cable, you can slow them down and maybe discourage them by using more than one. Put the gen under something or with something on top. Just remember most thiefs are grab and run so any thing to slow them down helps.
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 07:37 AM   #19
Airstreamer In Training
 
FCStreamer's Avatar
 
2014 30' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,225
Blog Entries: 1
It is virtually impossible to stop a determined thief. But that doesn't mean you don't try to slow down the opportunistic ones.

And if someone tries to steal my stuff with a power grinder, that will alert me and I will be making some noise of my own.
__________________
2014 Airstream Flying Cloud 30 Recliner - WBCCI #4850 - AIR #110821
2013 Cadillac Escalade Tow Vehicle, Equal-i-zer Hitch
Visit Our Flying Cloud blog for my latest adventure!
FCStreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 08:05 AM   #20
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,709
Images: 8
Leaving the generator out fastened by whatever one can find is not too smart. The thief arrives with a cut off wheel and powers up the generator to run the electric cutting tool......
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 08:46 AM   #21
Rivet Slave
 
Rocinante's Avatar

 
2014 27' FB International
Western WA , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3,214
Blog Entries: 49
Safety of campsite

Not wanting to worry about this is one of the biggest reasons we don't have a generator yet. The more stuff I have, the more it owns me, vs the other way around. <sigh>

If we had one, I guess we would lock it away anytime we're not in the campsite and awake enough to notice if someone decides to permanently borrow it. We'd also likely choose a propane-fired model so we wouldn't have to mess with jerry cans, etc.
__________________
Rocinante is our 2014 International Signature 27FB
(Named for John Steinbeck's camper from "Travels With Charley")


Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 11:10 AM   #22
CRH
Rivet Master
 
1995 25' Excella
xxxxx , xxxxxx
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
Leaving the generator out fastened by whatever one can find is not too smart. The thief arrives with a cut off wheel and powers up the generator to run the electric cutting tool......
If he's coming that prepared, he will probably bring a crowbar and bust your trailer door and ransack it....I suppose staying home and never leaving is the best solution.
__________________
CRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 11:42 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
kscherzi's Avatar
 
2013 27' FB International
El Dorado Hills , California
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,129
Images: 24
Or maybe he'll also use the grinder to cut a hole through the side of the Airstream to get in.
__________________
kscherzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 12:45 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Hittenstiehl's Avatar

 
1965 24' Tradewind
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,941
Images: 9
Original poster, before we get to silly or contentious.

It looks like the consensus is that leaving your generator out and unsecured while away from the campsite is a risk most would not take. Enjoy.
__________________

Hittenstiehl
Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 01:09 PM   #25
Huh?
 
Ultradog's Avatar
 
1975 27' Overlander
Twin Cities , Minnesota
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 485
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRH View Post
If he's coming that prepared, he will probably bring a crowbar and bust your trailer door and ransack it....I suppose staying home and never leaving is the best solution.
Make light of it if you wish. I was just trying to remind people that a flimsy chain isn't very secure.
I carry 1000 lbs of work tools in my pickup at all times.
Including a battery operated grinder with cut off wheel.
It would take me about 45 seconds to cut through the toughest lock, chain or cable.
__________________
Ultradog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 01:20 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,235
This reminds me of the AS owner who left a cooler full of beer outside. Most of the beer was gone when he got back. The next day he left and when he returned the cooler was full of beer again with a thank you note.
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 02:03 PM   #27
4 Rivet Member
 
Plasma800's Avatar
 
houston , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 404
http://www.liveworkdream.com/2008/06...nerator-quiet/

but I dig these a lot..

http://lowprolockdown.com/shop/compl...00is-redblack/
__________________
'15 27fb Signature
'12 Chevy 2500HD Gasser
Plasma800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 02:23 PM   #28
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosetags View Post
. . .
I know that some would find this system untenable, but it has always worked for us.

Brian
Thanks Brian. Where do you carry your gas jerry cans please?

Peter
__________________

__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Campsite family name signs for your campsite Gilmurr Airstream Lifestyle 7 04-17-2013 02:33 PM
perry campsite in france frederic.c01 On The Road... 2 08-28-2004 04:44 AM
New "campsite" j54mark On The Road... 4 08-24-2004 07:16 AM
Campsite pics from Fathers Day weekend at Fort Stevens state park in OR Van On The Road... 4 07-12-2004 05:15 AM
Campsite Forum COArgosy78 On The Road... 11 07-10-2003 12:59 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.