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Posted: 05/16/19 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are thinking of selling our Northstar Igloo U but want to be able to carry our Honda in a dedicated generator compartment like our Igloo U has. We enjoy our Igloo U but we want more storage space and we do not like the Heiki windows for various reasons. I thought the AF 865 would fit our needs but unless you get the short box version then no gen storage. Can you order a long box version of the 865 with gen storage? NL's are out of the question due to Heiki windows, BF may be a consideration but very pricey. Any others that may fit the bill? We will be going to TCW for a look. It may mean storing the Honda in the truck which we aren't keen on.


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There are others here that attached storage to the bumper/ladder of the TC. Thought about that? Otherwise, I think you have to go 9 1/2 for a generator storage compartment for a long bed.


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Posted: 05/16/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How about a front hitch and cargo carrier for your Ram. A number of folks carry their generators on the front.

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Have you considered the Northstar Arrow U?See Bill at TCW.

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Posted: 05/16/19 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or rear hitch rack cargo carrier. Or set a 865 back in the bed far enough to have storage in front of the camper, in the truck bed.
No awesome factory made gen compartments n a camper that is as long as the truck bed that I’m aware of.
Although with a long bed truck, I’d want a camper longer than a 865 unless I was wanting to tow something without hitch extensions.


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Posted: 05/16/19 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an Igloo and cannot imagine the need for more storage space. I use the area above the dinette, plus there is a decent wardrobe by the back door and a separate pantry plus foot lockers and additional storage in the sleeping area. Anymore storage and my unit would be overweight for hauling on a 1 ton truck. If all that storage does not meet your needs you might want to consider towing a cargo trailer.

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Posted: 05/16/19 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I keep my 2KW Honda secured to the tail gate section of my truck bed. My Truck also has the folding covers which also is secured and locked..

When we need to use the generator we just drop the tail gate and point the exhaust away from the truck... Been doing this for several years now...

I like the idea of having the generator with me and not left at the camp site unattended...

I'm always starting up folks in the parking lots or camp grounds...

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This works out great for me but I guess having a truck camper in your truck bed probably would not have any space left over to stow a small generator... I'm also not keen on mounting something like this out in the open on the front or rear of the truck. Too expensive to advertise for thief...

My Ford F150 Truck has the back seats with half doors. My 2KW generator fits perfect setting on one seat with the bottom folded over... When I go hunting for wood to cut and haul back home this is where I carry my 2K Generator... There is only the two of us on camping trips so this would not be an issue for us... Of course I would not want to run the generator sitting inside the truck...

You could do something like this also of mounting your truck camper on one of those trailers. You can have all sorts of storage cabinets in the open spaces... This idea would also free up your truck to make grocery runs too...

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bwc wrote:

. Can you order a long box version of the 865 with gen storage?


No, because the 865 isn't long enough to accommodate a gen storage box on the long bed version, Same with the 811.


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is your truck an extended cab or 4 door? we used to carry our Honda 2000 in the back seat. or we would set it on the floor of the TC. worked for us, never had a problem.


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I store my 2 Hondas in the back floorboard. The IPI long run gas caps will leak through the quick connect fittings though. I just put the Honda caps back on when I store them in the truck. I put a towel under them and fold it over the top of the gen to hide them a bit,


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