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Old 08-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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Case for Yamaha Generator

Just purchased a Yamaha EF2000iS from US Carburetion modified for natural gas / propane.

I've read several threads here about the use of an Action Packer case for the similar sized Honda. Does anyone know of a case that will fit the Yamaha? I'll be carrying the Yamaha in the back of an SUV, so I'm hoping for something that will seal in any lingering exhaust or fuel odors.

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about the case, but I just got a Yamaha EF2400IS and also tow with a suv and didn't smell a thing. As long as you don't spill gas on it you should be fine without a case. Give it a try.

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Old 08-02-2010, 07:49 AM   #3
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I too just purchased a EF2000. I've not been able to find an Action Packer with the needed depth. I'm now considering a similar Home Depot item with the right demensions but with a non preferred snap on lid. Seems good quality and only $5.00. If you are going to store in your vehicle and thus not have the lid subject to being blown off, it may fit you needs.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:43 AM   #4
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After using it, turn the gas valve off and run it till "dry". Mine never smells. I keep it inside my locked trailer and I've not had any odor/leak issues.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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We've hauled around a Yamaha 1000 in the back of our SUV for 6 seasons.

The first couple of seasons it was not inside a tote and the interior of the truck did develop a service-bay type of odour when it was inside - seemed to be more a residual exhaust odour than gas or oil. Can live with it for a short weekend run - but a heck of a lot more noticeable on a month long excursion.

It is now stored in the smallest Rubbermaid tote that it would fit inside - picked up at Walmart. I added foam tape around the top rim to give the lid a snug and airtight fit. Works well - no smell.

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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Thanks, everyone. I’ve used the generator at my storage site a couple of times now (mostly on gas for the break-in period), and I’ve definitely noticed an exhaust / fuel odor in the SUV when transporting home, which is only a couple of miles away. I’ve shut the generator down by turning the fuel supply off and letting the engine die. I should note that I’ve put the generator in the SUV almost immediately after shutting in down, which may contribute to the odor. Maybe a cool down period would eliminate the odor.

I’ll pick up a tote somewhere - appreciate the tip on the foam tape for the seal.
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Hi, I have the Yamaha 2400 and never get any gas fumes from it, But I keep it inside of my trailer. In case of an accident, I don't want for me or my wife to get hit in the back of our heads by a flying 70 lb generator. Tools boxes and other stuff kept in the back of my Lincoln are strapped down in place. I also use my generator as a foot stool.
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Your cover is AWESOME. Great idea.

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