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Old 03-28-2016, 04:42 PM   #11
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Fan / fume routage?

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Same as Mountndream. I have ran a 4000w generator in the shell with tail gate up and cap door & windows open for several years, even in AZ without a problem. Just use common sense if there is any left out there.
Exactly what I'm planning, do you use a fan to force fumes / heat out of bed area or an exhaust tube to "aim" it out & up?

Again this is just periodic / as needed use for parking lot camping. No occupancy / sleeping in truck bed at all when this is running.

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Old 03-28-2016, 04:56 PM   #12
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I own a Roo and have used my Honda 2000 in the covered truck bed.
But I would never risk running it overnite while still hooked up.

Maybe if you slept in the back bunk and kept the front bunk closed.

Anyway we don't deploy the tent ends for this kind of overnight camping.
We just "turtle".
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:05 PM   #13
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The idea to use a box fan to move air makes a lot of sense
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:59 PM   #14
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I own a Roo and have used my Honda 2000 in the covered truck bed.
But I would never risk running it overnite while still hooked up.

Maybe if you slept in the back bunk and kept the front bunk closed.

Anyway we don't deploy the tent ends for this kind of overnight camping.
We just "turtle".
No canvas on ours, only slide out bed is in rear and it's a hard slide. Thx.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:32 PM   #15
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He's not sleeping in the truck bed!!
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:26 PM   #16
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Carbon monoxide kills. And you don't make many friends with noisy generators either.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:58 PM   #17
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We use ours in the bed with a cap. I have it cable locked to the truck. I open the tailgate and put the exhaust pointing out of the bed.

I only use it like this when supervising. Works well, and I'm never picking up a generator.

I might feel differently with a hybrid, but I'm hardsided.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:33 PM   #18
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What about cutting a vent in the top of the shell and installing a fantastic fan and vent cover? That would give plenty of ventilation and remove the heat. Probably would only need to open the side windows on the topper vice the tailgate.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:52 AM   #19
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My generator gets hot and shuts down from vapor lock when it is run in my truck bed without a topper.

When traveling, our generator is attached to the camper's rear hitch on an open air "rack". We have no problem running the generator when we pull over for the night and prefer this to running it in the truck bed.
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We made a 4000 mile trip like that. I permanently mounted a 3800 Honda electric start on the bed of a Chevy. Ran the exhaust through the bed below the truck. Wrapped the exhaust with heat tape. I left the back open. Before I got the balls to cut the hole, I used a big fan. Never a problem with carbon monoxide. That's a small engine and the camper is too far away, IMO, to be an issue.

I eventually got a new 1995 diesel and mounted the generator on the tongue of the trailer which worked better.
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