150 lbs is not anything for a lot of people. Not many years ago I would pick that up out of the bed of a truck with one hand. And used to pick up 200+ all the time.
If it were me chain and cover it up. Plus like some of the others if we spend all the time wondering and sweating over if its going to be stolen, That takes all the fun out of camping.
I have a retrax bed cover with the camper unhooked. It rolls back and covers the whole bed. Thus everything is out of site and out of mind, with the 5th wheel hooked up I roll it back to the 5th wheel hitch and anything in the front part of the bed is covered.
Forgot to add all locks do is keep the honest people honest. The thieves will get it if they want it.
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2012 Landmark Key Largo
2008 Lund 1825 Pro Guide Tiller, With a Evinrude 90 HP E-Tec
I have 2 of the Yamaha 2000s. I usually just run one of them, but twin them when using the a/c. Love the portability and the option of just running 1 unless both are needed. I don't need the a/c very often, but if I did I might have gone with 1 larger unit. Cables or chains on them whichever size gen. you choose!!
I carry lots of expensive welding machines and other tools and equipment on my welding rig truck. Everything goes into heavy duty steel gang boxes, which are welded to the truck bed. I don't worry about the security of my tools as long as they're locked up in the gang boxes. I have a few made by JOBOX and Knaack.
Here is one of my Knaack boxes, which I made into a hitch-mounted box by building a frame under it and welding it to the bottom of the box.
My late FIL had a portable Onan 4KW bolted down in the bed of his truck about six years ago. It was stolen while he was in an RV park in Pasadena, TX! After the generator was bolted down, he had even ruined the threads below the nuts so they couldn't just be unscrewed! If someone wants it bad enough, and knows it's there, they'll get it!
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Lots of interesting points. I will probably go with two of the 2000 units for flexibility, maneuverability and concealability. I really like the large 3000, but I hate lifting my B&W Patriot hitch as it is.
I still am heavily considering the 2400, although I know it won't run the air.
I have the honda 3k, there are 2 "channels" under it that the rubber feet are attached to, I ran a SS cable through them and padlocked the chain to the metal tiedowns in the bottom corners of the bed. Lots of power, large fuel tank, to heavy to easily move, requires cutting padlocks or 3/8" SS cable. A tarp thrown over it and strapped down would cover it easily.
I use one of the heavy duty Master Lock ATV-Motorcycle locks, about a 5/8 dia. Cable with a fiber glass strands inside. They claim bolt cutters won't cut it due to the fiber glass. It's very heavy duty. Wal Mart puts them on close out often for about $ 15.00.
We have two honda 2000I's and when I hook them together I have 4000 watts , which is a little more than the 3000 and they are much easier to handle , I have the steal plates that go over the handles to help slow down someone trying to steal them by cutting the handle off and removing my cable , have long cables with locks locked to the trailer and have never had a problem and we spend a lot of time at state parks with some real strange people at times. I would rather have more power with the two hondas when I need it and when I dont I only use one to charge the batteries , good luck