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jjrbus

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Posted: 03/20/22 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am ready to put a box on my new to me 2002 Roadtrek for a Honda 2000 generator. I have used the Honda on RV's for years and am happy with them. I also have installed a LG 9500 inverter AC which runs very well with the Honda 2000.

I have also built several box's for Hondas on my RV's over the years including 2 that were sound box's.

The box's look like box's on the rear. Has anyone seen anything creative, artsy or neat looking, other than a diamond plate box on the rear?? I have looked all over the net and see nothing.

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Provided tongue weight is adequate and rack is reenforced, looks pretty good to me.


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We have a Airstream Bambi and carry our Westinghouse igen2500 on the tongue. Between the propane tanks and the trailer. Total additional weight is about 11 pounds as we removed one of the propane tanks and that is where we carry a small gas container. It is above the battery but the top is no higher than the propane tank cover. Weather is not an issue. Nor is vibration or carbon emissions. Works for us.

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Posted: 03/20/22 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That AS mod looks good.

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Hi,

My Yamaha generator lives in a yellow cage made from expanded metal on the back of the Class C motorhome.


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp-hours of Telcom jars, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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I am disappointed, thought I might get a bit of input. Best I can come up with is paint the box the same color as the RV so it does not look so industrial.

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jjrbus,

I used the cage because I wished to run the generator while trundling down the road.

It is painted bright yellow to make it visible to other drivers.

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It's a niche market. You won't find many choices. What you want is custom work and it will be pricey.

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pianotuna wrote:

jjrbus,

I used the cage because I wished to run the generator while trundling down the road.

It is painted bright yellow to make it visible to other drivers.



I run mine while driving!

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Boscorelli wrote:

It's a niche market. You won't find many choices. What you want is custom work and it will be pricey.


Not only are they grossly over priced, some are horrible designs! My RV is my hobby I will design and build my own, it will be a sound deadening box and should cost between $300 to $400 in material.

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