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Old 01-30-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Is this fuelish?

We are parked in a CG with electric and we spotted a fellow Airstreamer. This caught my eye. Very nice setup..appears to be a Honda 2000w generator, covered and locked with what looks like a very fancy sturdy stand.

Guess the thing that surprised me is this is positioned over his propane tanks. My question is added weight on tongue and gasoline above propane tanks?
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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Just me.....

I wouldn't do it, not because of weight, but why keep it out in the elements?

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Just me, too. I wouldn't do it. Looks awful, anyway!
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:25 PM   #5
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Interesting design, but not a solution I'd prefer.

The EU2000 only weighs ~50 lbs (and that might be the smaller 1000, on closer inspection), and the bracket/fuel/oil might be another 10. Yes, it's more tongue weight, but I'm sure everyone's hitch can handle a 60 lb variation. That's not much more than the difference between full and empty propane tanks.
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:47 PM   #6
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My objection is that it's too tempting to anyone who doesn't have a generator. And of course it's got a high center of gravity. The stand does look well done, and I wonder if it doesn't actually swing forward beyond the tongue and deliver the generator to the ground. That would be easier than lifting 50 lbs from above tall tanks.

Storing the generator that high? Swaying could tear that right off, assuming it isn't bolted down to the frame.

I like the big cooler Idea.
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We have used that Honda cover and it is good protection from weather. My concern here would be the generator coming loose in a frontal collision and flying through the back window of our truck.
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Considering we are all speculating, I would guess that this is not a travel position, but a "running" position. It is probably a LP converted generator and this is a nice spot to hook into the LP tanks, keep it off the ground, and secure it all at the same time.

It probably rides in the back of the TV in a special case made by wood elves.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:42 PM   #9
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I do think it is the travel position. No need to take it out in this CG..we have electric and for gas it is staying covered. Might get to visit. We shall see.
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I'd bet it is the travel position....and my 3 bikes and Arvika rack weigh pretty close to two Honda 2000s and that rack. Bikes are even higher center of gravity and ride there quite well.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:55 AM   #11
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Attachment 231435Updated photo. The TV was moving on out the CG.

Looks like they need a little more weight on the tongue.


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I'd probably mount it on the battery box before I mounted it on top of the propane tanks. And agree with R Cross, the hitch set up looks to a bit off.
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Carrying on the propane tank cover will damage the cover in short order, IMO. They are very expensive to replace should damage occur. I agree if he wants to carry it outside, carry it on the battery box.
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