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Bad Luck? Wrong Spot?

Do They Erect Warning Signs?

1/4" 316 stainless steel cable CAN NOT BE CUT with a brand new 48" Rigid bolt cutter*. There are padlocks that shield the hasp. Take the cable to any welding shop and have them strongly tack the loop in both ends.

*about twenty Lou Gerigno grade squeezes by my neighbor illustrated the point. Not even my Bi-Metal hacksaw blade liked to bite into the 316. Of course they COULD roll up with a generator, a 7" grinder with a diamond blade [emoticon]

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*about twenty Lou Gerigno grade squeezes by my neighbor illustrated the point.
Spanish version of Lou Ferrigno?

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Tork lift makes something to secure generators:

Lock and Load


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I keep my 3400 inverter in my truck bed, tied to a brace, if needed i would have a welder make a bracket to connect it to my TT bumper.

you have stated about 500, but thats with the trailer still being empty,
Do you intend to carry other weights in the front parts of the trailer, advertised weights sometimes dont count propane or tank weight, nor do they count battery weight, frequently water and waste tank weights will be on the tongue, at least in part. All that weight counts.

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I did not want the added 100 pound weight of my of my Champion 4000/3500 watt generator on my trailer tongue, I carry it in the right rear corner of the bed of my F250 that has leveling airbags sitting on a heavy insulated pad. It fits perfectly under my tonneau cover, tied down with heavy ropes and locked down and a cable with a padlock.
I have a 8 inch fan plugged into one of the 115 outlets blowing air through the generator and onto the cylinder head, the exhaust runs through a secondary muffler (a big stock quiet Electra Glide one) before exiting through the opened tailgate.
I use the trailer tongue area of the trailer to store my light weight smelly sewer hose stuff it a plastic box.

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Posted: 06/29/17 06:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ideas for carrying/securing open framed generator ...

Lock it up in your garage at home (or return it for a refund), and buy an inverter generator. This will ensure that you don't make enemies of each and every one of your neighbors when camping, and will exhibit that you have consideration for others.

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Posted: 06/29/17 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

crcr wrote:

Ideas for carrying/securing open framed generator ...

Lock it up in your garage at home (or return it for a refund), and buy an inverter generator. This will ensure that you don't make enemies of each and every one of your neighbors when camping, and will exhibit that you have consideration for others.



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newlee wrote:

crcr wrote:

Ideas for carrying/securing open framed generator ...

Lock it up in your garage at home (or return it for a refund), and buy an inverter generator. This will ensure that you don't make enemies of each and every one of your neighbors when camping, and will exhibit that you have consideration for others.



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newlee wrote:

crcr wrote:

Ideas for carrying/securing open framed generator ...

Lock it up in your garage at home (or return it for a refund), and buy an inverter generator. This will ensure that you don't make enemies of each and every one of your neighbors when camping, and will exhibit that you have consideration for others.



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First, I have never used my Champ in a campground but have used it quite a bit on the road. My previous fifth wheel had the shore power cord near the back of the trailer so I made a rack to put on the rear bumper and reinforced the bumper. When on the road, the cord was secured to the underside of the trailer and the whole setup worked great. My current trailer has the power cord near the front so I carry the genny in the truck, securing the cord to the underside and up through the open area where the propane tanks are. This system has worked great for me also.

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