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Old 03-03-2015, 02:25 AM   #57
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Highway Products is tops in quality. I've been looking at doing up a quote from them for the same items plus some customization. Am tired of the the topper I have now with an eight foot bed.

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Old 03-03-2015, 11:06 AM   #58
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Solution for generator space

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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]

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I have a Honda 3000IE and it too was too tall to fit into the bed of my F-250 pickup and close the cover. I took the legs off my generator and place two skid plates about 1/2" tall to those mounts so that the generator would get air underneath…I then make the cross members on my cover from the underside and cut out a space that fit snuggly over my generator…that dropped the height about 3 inches and gave me approximately 3" on the top cover…problem solved…can haul and store undercover and lock up for security..I have an aftermarket cover for the TV…it is from "Under Cover"
The cut out of the cross member did not weaken the integrity of the cover.
Took about 2 hours to study, mark and install..cost: $0.00. Of course the cover was already installed and paid for before I realized the generator would not fit under the cover without the alterations..

Hope this helps..
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:33 PM   #59
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My gen. does not fit under my cover...I decided "ah screw it" and when I want to use it, I just don't deploy the cover...

But one day much later if bringing it around the country for longer trips or even full time, I may feel different about that compromise - it which I would get one of those toppers (and preferably one of those awesome bed slides as well).

My generator is so damn heavy that with the bed gate closed and locked and it then chained to the bed, it would take some kind of special thief to get it...and if they do, then that will just have to be an ins. claim.

Alternatively, this could be a possible innovation in the bed covers that could accommodate many such generators....mine is a roll n cannot work....but can something be engineered to roll out all the same, but leave a square space up around where it attaches in the rear and have that area simply fitted with some strong yet flexible material to cover that section only?

I am a drug expert, not a flippin engineer, so that probably sounds absurd lol..

PS, if you make this, can I get a share of the profits?
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:36 PM   #60
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Come on now, let's think out of the box!
at least 6" out of the box!
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #61
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