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Posted: 01/16/12 11:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a pair of honda 2000I's and run them under the tailgate of the truck , dry enough, have never had a problem , just open the tail gate and it provides a bit of protection for the gens ,Ah I now see you dont have a truck oh well this is what we do


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I use someting like this: (Clicky)

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Posted: 01/16/12 03:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the 2KW EU2000i Honda Generator.

I got one of these off ebay which slips right over the generator and protects it from rain. This also does not have a HONDA LOGO on the cover which hides it somewhat as to what it is.
My cover is BLACK color

EU2000i Cover - Ebay

I also keep my generator sitting in the rear of my truck next to the tailgate which is secured in place with a steel lock cable. My truck uses one of thoe hard Plastic "Fold-A-COVER" folding bed cover which is lockabe. My tailegate is also lockable.

My generator goes where I go.


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Posted: 01/16/12 04:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to put mine under a picnic table or the camp table that I'd carry.


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I too allow mine to have a shower when it is raining lightly. I try to ensure that I don't run it in a low spot that may become a puddle. If it is really raining, I'll set it up under a tree or under the truck's tailgate. That of course is assuming that I really need to run it.





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I have used several strategies with success. I can open the tail gate on my truck and operate the generator inside the truck bed with the tonneau cover closed (tail gate open). works well under most circumstances. I have also operated the generator under the awning of my trailer when it's raining but not windy. Plenty enough room to run the generator without collecting CO fumes which can get into the RV. When there is any breeze blowing at all, I can run the generator sitting under the slide out (breeze blowing prevents fumes from getting inside the RV). When I do this I usually leave the exhaust end sticking out and just the electrical end under the trailer. I have on occasion let my generator wear a hat. Plastic lid from Rubbermaid tote attached to the generator so act as a rain shield.
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those guys who say they run theirs in the rain have never read the owners manual. I bought a little tent per say to put gennys in for a rain cover. it holds up to a Honda 3000 and is time consuming to put together . they cost about $50. don't ask where to get one, I've had this one for a long time and have no idea where I bought it from. was looking one day on the internet for rv stuff and came across it.

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We've had no problem putting under a slide - there hasn't been an exhaust problem or noise problem.


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Why? Will it melt?


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Allworth wrote:

Why? Will it melt?

Actually it probably won't. But electricity and water is not a good mix. Keeping it out of direct rain is really just a common sense thing. Kinda like having a life preserver on a boat. In the years I've spent on a boat I've never, NEVER needed one...but I'd never get on a boat without it having one on board.
Common sense, not all that common anymore but its still hasn't been replaced by a computer.


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