Originally Posted by longdriver19
I'll be acquiring a Yamaha 3000iseb soon and running it in the back of my truck with the tailgate locked. I have a Snugtop shell and was wondering if I would encounter problems running it with the windows open. Does it need more ventilation than that? Where do most people tie theirs down - in the front of the bed for added security or near the tailgate for easy access and better ventilation?
Don't know how much ventallation you actually need. Maybe someone else knows but,,,,
I started this thread a while back and you can see by the posts that I changed my mind several times. Finally, I went with the 3000iseb. Mostly because Scheck liked his and convinced me to go with it. So glad I did, I just roll mine out onto the tailgate and let it run, when I don't need it I roll it back into the bed and lock the tailgate and camper top. My truck is a Chevy and it came ( original) with steel loops welded in the corners of the bed where I could attach a cable to it if need be, but I see no need.
I'm at the trailer when the gen is running so I would notice a giant or 2 large people running down the road with my Yamaha.
I use my gen to mostly run the A/C when the weather is hot and we have no electric. It works great on the 15,000 btu unit. Plenty of power. There is also an alarm that you can get that plugs into your 110 in the trailer that will sound and light up if the power is cut off. Like if the gen just stops because you ran out of gas or if someone unhooks the electric cord from the gen to your trailer. But this gen has a large fuel tank and seems to run forever.
One of the gen suppliers on line carries the alarm. Under $20. I'd tell you who if I could remember. If you can't find it and want one. Let me know, I'll find my receipt..