- April 13, 2018 at 13:18 #20657YippiekaiyeaParticipant
How & where in your TC do you store a portable generator & gasoline can while on the road?
2013 RAM 3500 DRW 4x4 Longbed
2007 Lance 1191
2015 Jeep Rubicon
- April 13, 2018 at 17:06 #20658CraigParticipant
Honda 2000 in the back seat area of the truck. With the gas cap vent closed I don’t even know its there. No smell at all. The gas can, I put on the back of the camper strapped down. Sometimes on the hitch carrier and sometimes just strapped to the porch of the camper. If its a quick weekend trip I don’t bring extra fuel at all as I don’t need the generator to run more than the nine hours or so it can off the onboard tank.
2008 2500hd Silverado Duramax
2011 Northern Lite 8.5 lite
2006 Wildcat 27bhwb fifth wheel
2009 Lance 830 (sold)
- April 15, 2018 at 18:03 #20770Mello MikeKeymaster
I just bought a Honda generator after not having one for several years. I won’t always bring it with us on our trips, but when we do, we’ll be hauling on our front bumper on our new Torklift Lock and Load Hitch Hauler. The Lock and Load keeps the generator secure and prevents theft. It’s also large enough for both a generator and a gas can. Here’s a pic of my setup:
- April 24, 2018 at 11:24 #20964AnonymousInactive
I had a box built to my specs and mounted to the back of my Lance 815.
- May 8, 2018 at 11:56 #21385WyoBullParticipant
Our Northern Lite 8.11 has a compartment built for a generator on the right rear side of the camper so that I where we put our Honda 2000. As far as gas goes, I have two, small one gallon plastic cans that I can put underneath the removable rear step. It works great but the fact of the matter is, we rarely use a generator (bought it mostly to run the A/C) because most of our camping is at elevation in the mountains here in Wyoming where it rarely gets hot enough to need it. I like having it though just in case I need power for other things.
2017 F350 Super Duty 4x4, CCSB, XLT Premium Package, 6.2 gas, 3.73 rear end, GVWR 11,300 lbs, Payload 4226 lbs, Silver Ingot, Camper Package, Split bench front seat, Upfitter switches, LED Box Lighting, Rear Step Tailgate, Air Lift 5000 Ultimate Airbags with Air Lift WirelessAIR on board compressor kit and remote, Torklift Upper Stableloads, Torklift tie downs w/ Fastguns
2017 Northern Lite 8.11 QC SE
- June 3, 2018 at 13:40 #22050AnonymousInactive
I store the Honda 2000 genny and gas in the camper’s rear wing Hatch…Because of the possibility of a road accident, you might try a puncture resistant fuel bladder like this:
- June 7, 2018 at 16:32 #22274KeithParticipant
’02 F350CC, Factory hitch. Added extra slider receptacle to hitch. Built pad for genny. 1/8in tube, diamond plate top. Pic shows extra tubing on right side. These are not needed but added for Honda 3000 if i want to carry that one. The place to start is mounting a new slider receptacle where you see that it will not interfere with anything else and build out from there. can send pics
Disclaimer: i am not a certified welder or stress engineer so i “overbuilt” it hoping there will be not problems. Have been on a 4000 mile trip north and back and a 600 mile trip also north and back, no problems at all.
- June 7, 2018 at 19:01 #22282AnonymousInactive
Wow, looks like a very creative addition Sir, a resounding two thumbs up!!
- June 15, 2018 at 10:13 #22550John PerzParticipant
Do you run the generator when it is on the rack? That would be a real bonus.
I dunno. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d be concerned with exhaust getting into the camper with it running that close to the door. I would prefer it to be near the front of the truck (maybe padlocked to the bumper) when it was running. I suspect it would be quieter there too.
Do any of you let your genny run at night while you are sleeping, maybe to power an A/C?
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- June 15, 2018 at 10:58 #22552BigfeetParticipant
I will run the gen at night if it is extremely hot or my 2 Fantastic fans and inside fan don’t cut it. It will be located at least 10′ away. If there is a predictable prevailing wind then I may run it off my external camper location, that a sepatate sunject! It is very noisey.
Where I live, north of Toronto, it is not really an issue. We only get 2 seasons, winter and August.
- June 28, 2018 at 08:58 #22949Grant FurnessParticipant
I just put it in the camper and hit the road.
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