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Old 01-06-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
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Storage of Generator over battery compartment

I'm in the process of acquiring a generator/investor (Yamaha 2000) and rather than transport it inside my SUV TV, I would like to tie it securely on top of the battery storage compartment. I have a 2015 FC 27 FB. Has anyone done this ? Pros and cons ?
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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I carried a 1000 on my 20' there. The smaller size was easier to put in place without worrying above scratching the shell. I just secured it with nylon straps, added a cable lock for security, then put plastic and nylon cover on it. NY to Alaska and back with no problem.


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Old 01-06-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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The problems would be more tongue weight, if that is an issue for you, how to secure the generator physically and from theft, and how it is removed to access the batteries for maintenance. Sometime in the past year there was a post on the issue, or some commercial product that allowed generator storage over the batteries, I don't remember anymore.
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Yup, all true. I put an aluminum track on the battery cover that held it in place front to back and side to side and weight was not an issue.


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Somewhere I saw a picture of an AS with the generator mounted where one of the propane tanks was removed. Peace, jim
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A company makes a nice mounting plate. See this past thread. I was thinking of doing the same.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...bi-120228.html
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