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We decided to buy 2 Honda 2000w generators with the parallel hookups for our JayFeatherlite 218. Q: How can i keep these from getting stolen when we are not around. I guess we can put them in our Suburban and travel around with them. Last summer we stopped at a rest stop in mid summer Oregon and it was so hot we could have used the gens then for the air conditioner. If that happens again do I have to stand guard outside so they don't get walked off by somebody. I sure could use some advise. Thx

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I run a chain thru the handles and then around a stout tree. I also cover the gennies with a tarp to keep from prying eyes. Works for me.
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I just close the vent on the fuel cap and place mine in the trailer when I'm not around. In three plus years I've never smelled any gas odor doing this.


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I often set mine inside the door of the trailer when I am travelling. Sometimes it gets put in the back of the pick-up when we are using the trailer and don't need to plug in. Sometimes, I just leave it outside when we are camping. Then again, we tend to camp off the grid and usually only have friends around us or have the neighbourhood to ourselves.

If you are worrying about having them stolen at a rest-stop while you are inside, I would definitely consider stopping stopping somewhere else.





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Those plastic Honda handles are real easy to cut with about any saw. Don't leave them unattended. There are some steel reinforcements that you can put over the handles to make them harder to get.

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Some people say the handles are just plastic, and they can be cut in seconds with a hack saw. I have see others with a cable lock that goes all the way around the gennie, and that is then secured with another cable lock to something solid.

It's really a shame that Honda hasn't put a stout lock on point into the frame of their rig, it would be such an appreciated modification.


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This would be another of the many reasons to have a shell on the back of your pick up. Nice to have secure, out of sight storage. If they are deployed in the site I have a heavy chain/lock securing them to something very solid. Never leave them out, even chained up unless you are there. If the power suddenly goes off while they are running the thief is about to have a very serious problem with me and most folks don't run all that fast packing a 50# generator.

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I use a Kryptonite Hardwire locking cable and lock the gen to the trailer. Very heavy duty with a barrel lock and encased in a very durable plastic (about $50). If you want even more protection, a Kryptonite chain & lock will cost you about $85. Google Kryptonite locks for more info.


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opnspaces wrote:

I just close the vent on the fuel cap and place mine in the trailer when I'm not around. In three plus years I've never smelled any gas odor doing this.


x2. been doing that for 8 years, no problem


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I used a twisted high strength cable, with heavy duty pad locks, but that was main reason I built my generator box. Run it in the box in the truck. Box bolted to bed and box very difficult to get into. The real key as you know is not leaving anything unattended if at all possible.

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