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Old 04-18-2020, 07:14 AM   #1
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Honda eu2200 Storage

A search gave me some ideas on a container for a Honda during travel, but it has been quite a while since it was discussed. Also, they all involve eu2000's. I think they are the same size as the eu2200 from my internet searches, but I am not sure. I just purchased a Genconnex propane converted eu2200. I will be towing a FC 25RBT with an SUV. I think I will prefer to stow the generator in the trailer. Any thoughts on how best to stow the generator during travel? Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:22 AM   #2
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Eu2200

I have an eu2200 and a 2200 companion. I’m originally carried them In my truck bed but recently have travelled with them on the floor of my basecamp. They are odorless as long as the gas cap vent is closed and I haven’t seen any discoloration of the floor from the rubber feet. There is also the mention of action packers being perfectly sized for transport on other threads in this forum.
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Old 04-18-2020, 08:34 AM   #3
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My 2000 is about 16 years old now. Still runs great. When I first got it I was towing with an SUV. I would put it in a big black garbage bag to avoid fumes and any gas that might spill. Never had either. I then kept it in the bag and put it in the trailer, not my Airstream. It rode well there but I was always worried about it jumping around. Never really happened.


Got the Airstream and it now rides in the bed of the truck locked to one of the tie downs. When I get to camp it goes on the ground locked to the frame. It sits out in the cold, the heat, the sun and the rain and once even in the snow. Great generator.
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I recall someone kept theirs in a Rubbermaid Action Packer, 24 gal..
I'm a big fan of the 24 gal., since it's the perfect size for moving, and they seem to last forever. Finding one is the problem, I think Rubbermaid sold to someone else.
You can leave them in the rain and water doesn't puddle on the lid. You can sit on them.
I added rope handles to mine so I can retrieve it in the truck bed. (Boat hook)
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I have used the action packer for about 10 years to store my Honda EU2000i.
In storage in the garage at home, on the trailer floor beneath the dinette table or in the truck bed while traveling, it works great!

I saw them at Home Depot a couple months ago.

If the 2200 is any taller than the 2000 there will be a problem. My 2000 is a tight fit, actually touching the lid when closed. There are a couple inches on each side, enough space to store tools that came with the generator, a pigtail adapter, a small funnel, and a quart of oil.
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The 2000 and 2200 are identical in size. The newer 2000 and now the 2200 come with a larger gas cap that won’t fit in the action packer. Easily fixed by purchasing the earlier, smaller gas cap on eBay.
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. . . I just purchased a Genconnex propane converted eu2200.
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. . . prefer to stow the generator in the trailer . . .
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In response to the specifics of your situation . . .

Because you will be running it on propane only . . . storage in the trailer does not involve any risks normally associated with gasoline. Personally I would find a secure location where the gen cannot move forward in the event of a sudden stop. This will vary for each trailer, so your floor plan dictates possible spots.

Airstream trailers are remarkably stable on the road, without much side-to-side sway, but you might want to secure the gen in some other fashion. Over/near the axles is best if possible. Some consideration should also be given to the possibility of tipping over upon forward acceleration. A pad underneath the gen would take care of any oil leaks, but that is unlikely with a new Honda IMO. In our FC20, under the dinette table would be perfect, with some padding fore and aft.

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I have used the action packer for about 10 years to store my Honda EU2000i.
In storage in the garage at home, on the trailer floor beneath the dinette table or in the truck bed while traveling, it works great!

I saw them at Home Depot a couple months ago.

If the 2200 is any taller than the 2000 there will be a problem. My 2000 is a tight fit, actually touching the lid when closed. There are a couple inches on each side, enough space to store tools that came with the generator, a pigtail adapter, a small funnel, and a quart of oil.


I used a heat gun to reform the action packer lid so that my 2200 will now fit with the larger gas cap.
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Our 2000i has been in the 24g AP on the front rt corner of the AS since 2005. The LP reg and hose in separate bag.
I sealed the lid with self stick foam tape.

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A search gave me some ideas on a container for a Honda during travel, but it has been quite a while since it was discussed. Also, they all involve eu2000's. I think they are the same size as the eu2200 from my internet searches, but I am not sure. I just purchased a Genconnex propane converted eu2200. I will be towing a FC 25RBT with an SUV. I think I will prefer to stow the generator in the trailer. Any thoughts on how best to stow the generator during travel? Thanks.
Hello fellow Houstonian. You're going to love your Genconnex - we really enjoy our converted EU2000i powered off our rig's two large containers. Not sure where / how to store a generator when using a SUV as a tow vehicle. My unit goes in our pickup. Hope to see you on the road - I hear Texas State Parks are opening soon!!!
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I hear Texas State Parks are opening soon!!!
Nice to hear from another person in the area. I sure hope things get better rapidly and parks open soon. I have a new toy and can't play with it.
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Nice to hear from another person in the area. I sure hope things get better rapidly and parks open soon. I have a new toy and can't play with it.
DCPAS, as a fellow Houstonian and given that you are the owner of a new AS, I wanted to suggest that you call Harry Gruen of Bob Jones RV in South Houston. Harry and his shop are outstanding and have an excellent reputation with AS Jackson Center. I think they can co warranty work. It the words 'honest' and 'fair' are important to you, check him out.
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DCPAS, as a fellow Houstonian and given that you are the owner of a new AS, I wanted to suggest that you call Harry Gruen of Bob Jones RV in South Houston. Harry and his shop are outstanding and have an excellent reputation with AS Jackson Center. I think they can co warranty work. It the words 'honest' and 'fair' are important to you, check him out.
Thank you very much. I plan to do just that after seeing the recommendations for that shop.
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I used a heat gun to reform the action packer lid so that my 2200 will now fit with the larger gas cap.
Ordered a Action Packer through REI ($40 shipped). The eu2200 doesn't quite fit but the latches do close. I am going to try your heat gun mod.

For anyone that travels with one in the Action Packer and in the trailer, so you lash it down in some way?
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NOPE..... Just sits on the floor, curb side in front of the door.👍

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As others have pointed out, Action Packer. Works perfect with a minor heat gun mod.

I added a gasket to the lid to give it a tighter seal. I also store it with a 3.5 gallon Fuelpax fuel container. A little bottle of Stabil fuel stabilizer and Honda brand cover hide in the storage container as well.

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I use this only in my garage when I'm not using the AS. But could be used like this to store in travel I guess. I have my genny mounted on my AS tongue, and the fuelpax carried on my SUV roof rack while underway.
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Clever storage of fuelpax, was going to copy until I saw the $70 price tag for a plastic gas can. OUCH!
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I agree it's expensive. Realistically nothing about this hobby is particularly cheap.

The Fuelpax and Rotopax lines of fuel storage are a bit specialized to justify their cost. In addition to the form factor, they have provisions to allow for mounting and storage. It's not a toss in back of a pickup type gas can. I have it mounted on my SUV. For trailering, but also for overland exploration without the trailer in tow.

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