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Old 08-11-2008, 11:08 PM   #15
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selecting the ideal sized container for an e2000iu is no easy task...

use got many things to consider.

size
weight
durability
materials
room4 accessories
portability
handles
color

price.... (naahhh) we are 'streamers right?

and is it hermetically sealed?

this quest has been taken by other travelers ...

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:26 PM   #16
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buy MY appoach follows another group of adventurers without henry walton jones.


sitting around the dinner table with a group of frustrated knights who decided NOT to take fumes or goo...

-we battled with the black knight...

-dodged the flying cows at the rampart...

-knocked skulls with the 3 headed knight...

-and the tall knights of ni...

-and even shed blood to the rabbit at the cave of caerbannog.

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:28 PM   #17
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-to finally make entry and see out quest....

-of course to get home with the vessel. we also had to get past...

the dreaded black beast of aaauugh....

which was a bit of a problem...

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:38 PM   #18
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and all of this was just 2 find the right rubbermaid container?

hardly!

below is the hinged lid rm container (about 35 gal size) i used for about 2 years...

it held the genset fine, and with room for other stuff like the cord and a parallel kit attached at the end (use your imagination)...

the lid closed completely, but doesn't seal tightly.

and the handles have venting holes on the underside, perhaps for moisture?

anyway this style contain odors pretty well, r available at the rm website, select "extra large" on the 'storage bins' page,

and check 'em out...

http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid...at=HPCat100164

because it's BIGGER than what i really wanted, the search continued....

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:40 PM   #19
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so the next player come from the 'roughneck' line with unattached lids...

these come in several sizes and the 18 gal version fit EXACTLY right...

and it's SILVER!

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:46 PM   #20
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on side view the genset looks to fit nicely below the top too...

however the LID is depressed...

which appears to be for easy stacking of multiples...

but the slight depression in the lid means it would NOT fit without some modifications...

this series comes in sizes that are larger in length and width...

but are the SAME depth, so the lids still don't fit...

obviously the lid modification means it's not sealed anymore....

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:53 PM   #21
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this brings us to the next vessel and imo the IDEAL model for my needs...

i passed on this one for several months and repeated times handling it....

the dimensions suggested the 2000 would NOT fit...

but the lid really appealed because of the locking latches and double layer and almost air tight seal...

in addition it's more durable stuff.

i've carried a smaller sized version for many years with sharpnheavy tools inside and it has held up nicely.

as u can see from the pix, the genset HANDLE stick UP above the container sides...

so this could be a problem right?

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Old 08-12-2008, 12:05 AM   #22
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looking down on the genset it JUST fits lengthwise...

that is exactly how i wanted it to fit.

there IS room on the side for about 3-4 inches of stuff.

the extra electric cord is in this one, but the standard parallel kit fits too.

and a shorter container is easier to lift and move and takes up LESS space in the truck bed.

the lid rests mostly ABOVE the container sides, except for a small matched groove....

and it turns out the lid underside has DEEP channels that swallow the handle...

so once inside and latched it fits perfectly for length and doesn't shift sideways.

because the honda handle is tucked into a lid channel, there is NO movement of the genset INSIDE the container....

and a bit of gasket "expertly" fitted into the lid groove means it really is sealed nicely.

not a whiff of anything, until the lid is popped off....

so the 3rd pic is.... 'too big on the left and too small on the right'...

with the genset sleeping nicely in the middle bear bed...

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Old 08-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #23
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one last shot of all three vessels for size comparison...

and to sumarize...

the top/silver container looks deeper than the black action packer...

it's really not because of the lid variations.

the lower blue hinged lid box holds the genset fine with room for other stuff,

but it's bulkier to move and the lid isn't air tight.

and the middle action packer is JUST RIGHT!

back in the r-m link provided u can see all of these..

as well as a LARGER black action packer.

it has a hinged lid and while it is larger,

the lid channels run the WRONG way,

so fitting the genset handle doesn't work the same..

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Old 08-12-2008, 12:12 AM   #24
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there is also a stanley worksite plastic tool box on wheels....

that will hold BOTH gensets side by side.

but it weighs 120 lbs or so loaded and is a problem to heft up.

no pics or links, i'm done.

having found and used the holy grail of 2000 containers i shall LOOK NO MORE!....

because looking inside the magic box can be dangerous...

thank u and good grief.

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:13 AM   #25
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.... and that my friends is the story of how goldilocks and three bears find the holy grail. and they all Airstreamed happily ever after. THE END! :-)
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I only go there when I can't find what I need at Ace Hardware. Ace is a chain of local franchises, rather than a big orange monster.
I do just the opposite, mainly because Ace can be overpriced on some items. Example a all thread rod at ACE $19.95 at HD $3.95 I think ACE was missed priced but they wouldn’t believe me. Ace dose get enough of my business to keep them around.
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Hi 2'air,

We really like reading your post because you have done the homework and we reap the benefits. What a great idea for the generator.

We like the saga of Goldilocks, Monty Python and Indiana Jones. We didn't think they could ever be put together in one thread but.... you did a great job.

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Thanks for the detailed report on finding the right container to fit the Honda 2000i. I wanted to retire the original cardboard box I've been using to store it while on the road and you saved me a lot of work in determining what container to get.
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