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Old 10-31-2014, 05:17 PM   #15
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You could always STORE it in the Rubbermaid Action Packer (that's what we use) using the old cap...and switch the cap to the new one when in USE...that way you are covered in both instances...

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Old 10-31-2014, 05:59 PM   #16
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Is there really a need for a storage box? We have carried a Honda gennie just "as is" for a few years now - I would think a storage box for it would be just something else to bring along.

Maybe I am missing something - we do carry ours in the back of the truck (with Leer cap) and maybe if carried in an SUV there might be more of a need for a box. But the gas cap has a shutoff valve on the vent and I have never noticed any gasoline smell at all.

Might be worth just trying it without a storage box first - unless there is another reason for a box?


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Old 10-31-2014, 10:13 PM   #17
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Not really. I don't think odors would be much of an issue either... That said, we carry one in the Action Packer and the other with just a cover on it...the tote is handy, though as there is room for cables, adapters, manuals, extra oil, a few tools, etc... We use the tote as a side table on the patio, too, or an extra seat ... so it serves double-duty.
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:40 AM   #18
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We have a cap on our truck, but we prefer to keep the expensive generator completely out of sight when not in use. Also, we keep them in our shed at home, and they would quickly get covered with dirt and cobwebs.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:59 AM   #19
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Honda 2000 Generators Mounted on Frame/bumper

This method is rather simple. The generators fold in to dransport and fold out to open the bumper storage and fill with fuel. When running for long time I put generators on the ground to reduce vibration and noise.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:02 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by robert@honda View Post
As most EU2000i users will tell you, the fuel tank is vented to the atmoshpere via the fuel cap. The EU2000i has a flip-style vent control built into the cap; when open, a certain amount of fuel vapor naturally exits the vent. In 2010, both US EPA and California emission rules changed, requiring reduction of these evaporative emissions.

Honda elected to capture them by enlarging the fuel cap in fitting a charcoal "donut" for air to flow in/out of the tank. The charcoal captures the emissions, and is good for the life of the generator. To encourage continued use, the cap is also tethered to the filler neck.

It's true the smaller, older caps will fit newer models and vice-versa, but fitting an old-style cap to a generator not originally made for it technically violates EPA & California emissions regulations.

It is okay to fit the larger cap to an older model and you can sleep better knowing you helped reduce emissions a small bit.
Robert, if EPA regulations are the same as vehicles, there's a loophole for consumers. While it is true that it is illegal for manufacturers and licensed repair facilities (dealers and other commercial repair establishments), to modify emissions equipment, it is not illegal Federally, for an individual to modify anything. However, (for vehicles) if you live in a non-compliance area with vehicle testing, you just won't get to renew your registration without returning the vehicle to OEM specs. This is a State run mandate, not Fed. (although the feds do "incentivize"the states to run emissions testing)

Basically an individual can do what they want to their modify it for tri-fuel, etc. Dealers and commercial businesses can't. (unless that mod, like propane carries an EPA certification on the equipment)

STATES MAY VARY on this though....particularly California.


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