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Old 02-28-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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Generator location

I just bought a compact generator 3000w, and I was sort of wondering where I could carry it. Its not very big, I'd like to mount it in a ventilated box on the front or rear of the trailer. But some of the posts say not to mount anything to the rear bumper. I didn't want to put it in the trailer or our tow vehicle, because of the smell and noise. We want be using the generator in a campground.
We have a 79' sovereign 31'.

1979 Airstream 29' (remodeled for wheel-chair use, also weighs less than stock). International trim.

1992 Buick Roadmaster Wagon, 5.7L V8, 5000# tow package, aux trans cooler, frame hitch/brake box, rear coil over shocks, 10k W/D hitch. tuned exhaust.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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I'm sure you'll get some good suggestions on this forum. I have a 19ft Bambi and put my Honda EU3000is generator on the tongue. See the pictures of the mounting for the generator and the modifications I made on my site (which hasn't been updated in three years):

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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Some folks have done the LP conversion because they have to carry the genset inside the SUV passenger compartment and don't want the smell or fuel in the passenger compartment. That also eliminates having to carry around a gas can.

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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Quick question...

Marshall -

Quick question for you about the front mount for you generator. Do you have to pull the cord around from the rear curb side and plug in when you run it, or how was that issue solved? Is the output side of the generator accessable without removing the cover for lights, tools, etc...? Like the enclosure!

Curious as I am mulling doing something similar but hauling that cord back and forth might get old.


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Old 03-01-2007, 12:12 AM   #5
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Our temporary solution


Our current solution is to put the Honda eu2000i in a sealed plastic container/box from Wal-Mart and carry it in the Tahoe SUV. No fuel smell and it rides well. The gas can is still a problem. Good hearing from you.

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Old 03-01-2007, 06:15 AM   #6
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Bambi with EU3000 on tongue


My genset normally electric starts with a remote start and choke system I installed inside the Bambi. The front panel of the genset is toward the curbside, and its controls and indicators are behind the clear 8-in removable porthole that screws in and out.

The AC output to an L5-30A plug with 10-3AWG cable is behind this curbside cover and runs into the Bambi near the entry point for the battery cables at the front streetside of the A-frame/Bambi shell intersection. Behind this front cover is also the propane quick connect and solenoid valve, while the propane two-stage regulator are inside the EU3000 case near the air cleaner.

The pull-start is behind the black 8-in removable porthole toward the front of the trailer, should it need to be used, which has fortunately been rare. The enclosure is made of 304 stainless sheet steel and is open to the exhaust side with space between the case and the genset along the side and top to provide plenty of cooling.

More description is on my website.


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