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Old 05-26-2022, 09:18 AM   #1
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Transporting generator in your Basecamp?

Does/Has anyone transported their generator in their Basecamp? I have a heavy one (Champion 4500) and would like to secure it inside the trailer as my TV payload is limited.

Was looking to use my straps to tie the generator down using the floor hooks closest to the center of the Basecamp. Then adding some cushions to keeping it from bumping side to side.

Has anyone tried this and have some feedback? Im afraid i'm overlooking something and with the generator being about 100lbs, a small mistake could be devastating.
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Old 05-29-2022, 08:02 AM   #2
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Yes

We travel with two Honda eu2200 in our base camp from time to time. We set them on a rubber backed rug to prevent the rubber feet from discoloring the floor. They really donít move around much. And have never had an issue.
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We travel with two Honda eu2200 in our base camp from time to time. We set them on a rubber backed rug to prevent the rubber feet from discoloring the floor. They really donít move around much. And have never had an issue.

Thanks for the feedback. Granted every situation is different, I do feel a bit more at ease traveling with the generator in the trailer.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:16 PM   #4
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I plan on transporting my 3400 that way as well (96lbs)
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:28 PM   #5
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If your champion has the ability to run on propane, don’t run gas through it. You won’t have any gas odors to deal with when storing inside.
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If your champion has the ability to run on propane, donít run gas through it. You wonít have any gas odors to deal with when storing inside.


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The 4500 is roughly 24" x 18" x 20"H.
At 103# it's not likely to be lifted into a storage container.
So I'd make a plywood base a bit narrower than the door and cover the bottom in "Non Slip" rubber mat, then strap the beast to that. The chances of a tip over while transporting is greatly reduced. Plus any oil dribble would be contained there.

I give you bonus points for a Basecamp with a 4500 generator.
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