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Old 10-25-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Honda EU2000 storage box inquiry

Air Streamers........All hands on deck!!!!!! I just purchased two 2014 Honda EU2000 generators for my first road trip in my new,to me, Airstream. I was hoping that someone out there has gone through the learning curve on determining the best storage container for these units. I did see in a 2008 post that a 24 gallon Action Packer was the Bomb but testing shows that the new fuel cap design is problematic. Suggestions Airstreamers? Thanks Doug
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:25 PM   #2
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The new gas cap looks huge! Is there any chance that a replacement cap for the earlier model will fit? That might be an option, unless there is some function that the new cap has/does that is important to you.
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I carry a single 2000. I just put it in the truck. It does not leak, it is nicely contained in its cover. I would hate to have to lift it in and out of something else.
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Hmmmmm...... Maybe. Old cap is a good idea. I will check that out. Love that practical thinking. Others????
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:25 PM   #5
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If you think you may later add an extended run tank and hoses, you might want to take a look at "The Upper Red Cap", instead of buying a Honda gas cap. That could save you buying two more gas caps at a later date.

See more information on extended run tanks, hoses, fittings and gas caps at this link:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ml#post1164539
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Phoenix....... You are introducing many things to think about. It seems I may need to consider extended run time tanks and I haven't even put oil in the new machines. Love the input and ideas...thanks.
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Bill M...... I will be transporting the generators in the trailer (on the floor of the living space) or in the tow vehicle ( I do not have a truck). My hope was to keep smells at a minimum via a second containment shield. You may be correct in that I may not need one as the units are well constructed. Thanks for the input.
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Old, Non-California caps work fine. My Companion came as a Cal model and I swapped out the cap. You can also heat the lid at the cap area well with a hair dryer and re-install the lid over your existing cap. It will shape a "dent' in the inner lid layer and cool to that shape. Also get some foam tape weatherstripping for the lid and odors will be greatly diminished.
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Camping World has individual storage bags on wheels and lifting straps for the 2000 watt Honda generators.
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I will be transporting the generators in the trailer (on the floor of the living space)

For what it's worth I did this ONE TIME, and the rubber feet of the Honda 2000 left permanent little "bullseye" marks on the light colored flooring in my 2013 International. I've tried everything I can think of to remove the marks, but so far no luck. So be careful with that option!
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Spamcan.....thanks for the lesson learned. I owe you one. D
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #12
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I have carried mine in my trailer to reduce load in the truck. I put them in the hall over the rear most axle. I simply used the boxes they came in. Realizing these boxes will ultimately get destroyed, I too would be interested in a more permanent solution. I will look into Camping World's offering.

By the way, get the extended run setup. I use it most of the time I have the trailer on generator power. It will run one or two generators and is well worth the expense. I bet I have had 25 people stop and inquire about it. It will run the generators all night with no problem.
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It's cheap, but: We bought some $10 storage containers from Lowe's. Ours are dark gray, but we also have some tan ones that have photos in them, and we have some others that we keep in the back of the truck for those times we want something back there to stay dry/out of sight (we have a cap on the bed, but it doesn't always stop water from getting in). I don't fully trust the containers; I always remove the generator from the container when I'm loading it into the truck, but on the other hand we've had them a couple years and no generator has fallen out yet. The lids lock reasonably well, not great; before we had the cap on the new truck, I strapped bungee cords around the containers+lids to be safe.

They're also large enough to cram in a 1 gallon gas can, cable lock, and the connection cables.
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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.
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