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Old 03-04-2016, 12:18 PM   #15
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For extra safety you could convert to LP and avoid any gas fumes.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:52 PM   #16
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I use two EU2000s and I usually carry them inside the Airstream. If I'm only staying one night or two I don't always unhook and I can't lower the tailgate on my pickup truck. There was an interesting post about that a few days ago, but even if I DID lower the tailgate it's still a reach and it's way easier to just carry them up the steps. I've left them in the Airstream for a couple months and did not notice any odors. I do keep them in front against the sofa but I do not bother to tie them down...they are heavy enough and have those soft rubber feet so the have never moved around on me.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:43 PM   #17
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If you do intend to carry the generator in the shower consider a rubber mat under it to prevent it sliding around and to remove the pounding of the shower floor while traveling.

Yes the generator does not weight as much as you but then you are not jumping up and down while in there.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:01 PM   #18
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Actually the safest place inside the trailer to carry a generator is in the shower. Not only can it not slide around no matter how you maneuver (not just in panic stops), but you can open the shower vent to clear any fumes, and if for some unknown reason the generator should happen to leak oil or fuel while in transit, cleanup is easier because it's all contained in the shower. And if you have the shower drain plug in, you won't even pollute your gray tank if the generator leaks.
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I disagree, there is a good chance it will eventually damage the shower pan. They are not generally well supported and that much weight can cause damage.
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Hi, in my trailer, with my combined bathroom shower, and my 70 lb generator, It would break my back trying to lean in while trying to put in or remove my generator from my shower. Also my generator has metal framing that could easily damage my shower. I can leave my generator in the front of my trailer and do everything I want to do; If in my shower it would have to be moved everyday.

Now that my new tow vehicle is a pickup truck, my generator is mounted in the bed.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:11 PM   #19
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I have a Honda EU2000 and to get the lid of the Action Packer Rubbermaid container to fit down without binding I did a little careful heat gun melting of the lid interior. After melting two of the interior ridges of the lid I used a 2x4 to compress them so that they do not touch the generator's handle when the lid is closed. Coupling that with a foam gasket and I have an airtight container to further eliminate any potential gas smell.

I went with the 2 gallon Rotopax gas can and plan to mount that either on the tongue or on the rear bumper.

http://rotopax.com/2-Gallon-Gasoline.html
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I have a Honda EU2000 and to get the lid of the Action Packer Rubbermaid container to fit down without binding I did a little careful heat gun melting of the lid interior. After melting two of the interior ridges of the lid I used a 2x4 to compress them so that they do not touch the generator's handle when the lid is closed. Coupling that with a foam gasket and I have an airtight container to further eliminate any potential gas smell.

I went with the 2 gallon Rotopax gas can and plan to mount that either on the tongue or on the rear bumper.

http://rotopax.com/2-Gallon-Gasoline.html
If you heat gunned a 24 gal AP....it wasn't necessary. If the Honda is off-set the lid will fit without a problem. I also added a self stick foam seal.

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I also thought that the lid would fit on without any issue and I did have it offset between the lid's ridges. I believe that my generator's fill cap was too wide - maybe they changed them? When I get a chance I'll post some photos with measurements.
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I don't think the shapes are consistent when they cool out of the mold and they're shipped stacked, etc. I used a hair dryer to ease some of the pressure. Especially after adding the metal anti theft handles to the gennies. Not a big feal either way, imo. I also installed a gasket, but it doesn't stick real well. What brand and shape gasket did you all use?
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The California lid doesn't fit the ridge well. I replaced with the 49 state caps.
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a storage container that fits a Honda eu2000i with propane conversion? The regulator is mounted on the side of the generator - mine will have the mounting bracket to hold the reulator to the rubber feet.
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a storage container that fits a Honda eu2000i with propane conversion? The regulator is mounted on the side of the generator - mine will have the mounting bracket to hold the reulator to the rubber feet.
I bought a second front panel and store the genset in a 24gal AP.
The LPG supply hose & equipment along with the mounted regulator gets stored in a tote bag from Griot's Garage.

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Mounted on rubber feet........disregard above post.

Gas cap interference an old style replacement cap will help.
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Do propane conversions run just as well as gasoline? Any drawbacks (aside from fitting in a storage bin )
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Do propane conversions run just as well as gasoline? Any drawbacks (aside from fitting in a storage bin )
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I converted ours in 2007.....absolutely no regrets.

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