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Old 02-23-2010, 10:22 AM   #15
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my wife and I, tote that heavy mother where it needs to go and get on with life. To much sometimes is made out of just doing it.....GET IT DONE........Dennis
Thanks for your insight DKDarrow, however I'm physically disabled and as much as I'd like to "get it done" as you suggested, I'm unable! It's often missed on those with disabilities that we try not to make an issue out of not being able to do something, we don't complain, we simply find other means to get by. It's nice to think about that when responding to others challenges.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:48 AM   #16
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Thanks for your insight DKDarrow, however I'm physically disabled and as much as I'd like to "get it done" as you suggested, I'm unable! It's often missed on those with disabilities that we try not to make an issue out of not being able to do something, we don't complain, we simply find other means to get by. It's nice to think about that when responding to others challenges.
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We have a 3000is and, yes it is too heavy to lift more than once during a trip. Is it okay to leave it in the very back of our GMC Yukon XL with the rear gate window open while using it? The height of the 3000is exhaust is above the rear gate of the SUV so the exhaust goes out the window when open. Of course we don't intend to use the generator when in, or driving the SUV, just while camping. Thanks for your help... Dennis
Hi Dennis, I don't think that DKDarrow meant any disrespect by what was posted. Looking at your original post there is no way that DKDarrow could have known that you have any physical limitations. I find it best to post as much information about your situation as you can. Without all the information the community is left with assumptions while trying to answer the question to the best of there ability.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #17
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first off WELCOME to this big messy place!

there is an annual rally the 2nd? weekend of june nearby your hood, just SOUTHEAST of normal...

i refer to this as the SUBnormal rally at moraine view/leroy.

nice people, good time and food (but lousy water)

check it out!
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you posed a VERY general "is it ok?" question.

with virtually NO background info, or certainly not much.

"is it ok" yes.

"is it NOT ok" yes.

depends on what OK means.
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now (just guessing) IF the specific question behind "is it ok" was...

"what are the hazards or issues or consequences of running a generator INSIDE a passenger vehicle,
even with the tail gate and windows open?"...


the answers MIGHT be more detailed.

it would seem the persistent SMELL of gasoline and combustion would be a negative,

along with the need to disconnect and stabilize the genset EVERY time the tv is needed for shopping or bopping around.

there is obviously the possiblity of LEAKS (the gensets have a fuel tube on the bottom) which leads to the risk of...

fire.

even ADDING gasoline can be messy INSIDE a passenger vehicle.

---this list could be expanded INFINITELY by others...

all or NONE of which factors into the "OK" equation.
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RAMPs are available to assist with loading/unloading,

and there are many posts/threads on using ramps, here is one...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...000-39653.html

there are many pictures of HOW folks wrestle the 3k units in the LONG threads comparing 2k, 3k and paralleled gensets...

one could also install a SLIDER TRAY in the back of the suv,

so that the unit could be ROLLED out for use and the tv interior LESS exposed.
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the debate is UNending about how much juice is 'needed' and this is 1 of many threads that goes there...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...tor-45200.html

ultimately owners decided how much juice is "ok" and how often replacing burned out appliances is "ok" and so on.
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you might benefit from having the 3k mounted ON the stream, that is more OK in some ways and for some owners...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ion-30513.html

the location showed in post 2 above has worked well for this owner for a long time.

several other threads show creative ways/locations for mounting a 3k or 2x2k gensets...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...mbi-13142.html

which gets back to the 'which genset or combination is best for any given situation'...

loading/unloading 2000 sized units is easier and 2x2000 is MORE ok for powering the AC in virtually every case.

so perhaps IF you plan a LOT of use and don't wanna sort out loading with ramps or other options...

consider selling and trying 2x2000 this summer.
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given a BIT more detail, u might wanna start a thread on HOW someone with a specific or general disabilities "gets it done" while rving...

here's a short one but NOT many solutions were posted...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...led-32047.html

i know many 'streamers with health issues or physical challenges that have really creative strategies or tweaks to the stream...

it would be nice to see a good thread devoted to those issues and solutions.
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visit the 'genset/solar' subforum and scan/read some of the LONGER older threads.

there are LOTS of great posts and very detailed info which is VERY useful in those threads...

here are just 3 to get u rolling...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...0-a-13986.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...0-a-19725.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ors-39684.html

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keep reading, keep thinking and find places to ask your UNanswered questions...

just don't expect the answers to anticipate EVERY personalized issue.

and with more background details shared, there is better potential for targeted answers.

cheers
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Thanks for your insight DKDarrow, however I'm physically disabled and as much as I'd like to "get it done" as you suggested, I'm unable! It's often missed on those with disabilities that we try not to make an issue out of not being able to do something, we don't complain, we simply find other means to get by. It's nice to think about that when responding to others challenges.
DFPOTTEN..........Obviously, I have offended you and hurt your feelings for not recognizing that YOU are disabled physically in some manner. I am truly sorry for comments that have hurt you or bothered you. As an old 100% disabled veteran that often times has troubles walking or even picking up my coffee cup, my spirit goes out to you. Also, as an educator paying particular attention to developing skills with mobility challenged individuals was one of my specialties...............

At any rate, I truly did NOT understand nor was I aware that you have physical problems that can cause you to not be able to accomplish desired tasks...........God bless.......Dennis
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