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Old 02-27-2015, 12:36 AM   #15
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:18 AM   #16
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Come on now, let's think out of the box!
Cut a hole in the box.

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Old 02-27-2015, 05:35 AM   #17
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Either as stated go with a cap, OR I simply keep the soft cover back and run the generator when I need it rain or shine. I cover it when it's not in use in the bed with a cover purchased for such purpose. It is locked into the bed of the truck, still can be stolen, but then a vinyl cover is only eye deterrent anyway. Had mine for four years, only use occasionally and when not in the bed of the truck, it's in the garage.

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Old 02-27-2015, 05:57 AM   #18
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We have a Yamaha 4000 with the Tonneau cover on a Ford 250 and all works fine.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:24 AM   #19
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Okay, time to get a new train of thought going. How about tipping the generator against the wall of the bed not so much that fuel comes out but enough so that it fits under the cover. Lash her in tight and hit the road!
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:45 PM   #20
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I would like to go with a Yamaha 4500kw generator and carry it in my pickup truck bed. The problem I have is I want to put it under a tonneau cover but it is about 6 inches taller than the bed sides. Any suggestions how I could make this work so the generator would be protected from rain and theft?
I have 2 Honda 2000 that hitch in tandem, I really like them. Easy to load, can be used in or out of the truck and for chores around the house. I use a mid to heavy chain to keep them mine.

By the way they are very quiet.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:15 PM   #21
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How about tipping the generator against the wall of the bed not so much that fuel comes out but enough so that it fits under the cover. Lash her in tight and hit the road!
along this line of thinking, convert to propane so fuel spillage isn't a problem. However, I think I would go with a cap or two honda gens if I really needed that much power.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:17 PM   #22
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Go honda they will fit
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:27 PM   #23
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Go honda they will fit

I have the honda pair. Plenty of power and they fit in my chevy under the RollX cover just fine. No need for big modifications to anything. KISS.

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Old 02-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #24
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You would think that one or more of the big 3 would offer as an option on their 3/4 ton trucks a built-in 4k generator that would run off the truck's fuel tank like the Class C motorhome manufacturers do. There has to be a way to design it into the side somehow. What a market with all the 3/4 tons pulling trailers and for contractor use. I would buy one in an instant.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:40 PM   #25
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It seems to me that whatever you jury-rig together is going to look weird and/or compromise the integrity of the truck bed/tonneau cover. If you're one of those folks who has to have things that are different, good luck. If not, why are you against two eu2000i generators that are wired in tandem? Mine fit under my Back Flip cover and are held right in front of the tailgate. They sit on a piece of polished plywood so that I can pull them on to the tailgate to start them and then slide them back into the bed to decrease the noise (leaving the tailgate down of course). In any event, you should chain the generator(s) to the truck bed. Tonneau covers are susceptible to theft and campground thieves tend to strike quickly and often at night. The chain might not stop them but it will slow them down and make them make noise.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:18 PM   #26
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I also have 2 of the Honda 2000 and the extended run fuel tank. Easy to load. Runs entire load on my 30 amp system. It all fits great under bed cover of my F250. I looked at others but this was the best fit for me.

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Old 02-27-2015, 06:21 PM   #27
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Another vote for two Hondas

Two hondas are half the weight, 2/3 the cost, have 90% of the rated output and can be used singly if you don't need to run the AC.
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Wink Gotta Be Blue

I'll go against the grain here. Blue is one of my favorite colors, and I have lost count on how many Yamaha motorcycles I have owned. My truck is black, my genny has gotta be blue.
I just priced an Ef2000is for 879 bones from my local dealer. Tax,Tag, Title, was $966 OTD. Did I mention you get a fuel shut-off valve, and a fuel gauge? Rated to comply to the environmental freaks for 500 hours too. The red ones...well, you compare em. Mo $ !!!

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