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Old 01-10-2015, 12:13 PM   #11
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HAPCO makes a generator box for the Honda 3000. Diamond patterned aluminum box is $999.00 msrp.

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Old 01-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #12
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:06 PM   #13
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Thanks for the responses. Sounds either too complicated ( tongue weight considerations or construction) and / or too expensive. I guess chaining to the hitch will have to do.
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:02 PM   #14
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Here's another option to secure your Hondas to your truck bed

LowPro LockDown generator security system for Honda EU2000i : LowPro LockDown generator security system for Honda EU2000i : Generator Accessories : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:12 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by gthomp10 View Post
the OP has a SUV, not a truck. he wants to run it, so not something he can do with the obvious limitation of a SUV.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:25 PM   #16
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Thanks for the thought though gthomp10.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:31 PM   #17
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Oh, the reason I use a cable is it is rubber coated thus not scratching anything and its very difficult to cut. Also its easy to manipulate thru the genny handles.

Unless it's about a 5/8" cable or larger all those cables and or chains can be cut very easily with cutters bought at the same home improvement stores you most likely got the cable at.
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My TV is an SUV (Suburban), and I considered several solutions to allow me to run a genset at a truck stop w/o needing to move it around. I installed a receiver on the front of the truck and added a cargo tray, then built a box that allows me to open the sides while running or open the top and front to fuel up. Closes up going down the road to keep rain and bugs off. Then I have a semi-permanent line run under the truck to the rear so I only have to pull the camper's AC line to the rear of the truck, open the sides of the box and start up the genset. The genset and cargo tray is chained to the tow hooks on the front of the truck with a heavy chain.

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Old 01-12-2015, 12:20 AM   #19
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This summer I saw a little Honda strapped down on the roof of a camper.

Couple of weeks ago I saw a generator running inside a metal wire dog crate, which was chained to the rig it was powering. At first I thought it was nuts, but then realized it was a pretty ingenious plan.

Now that I think about it, a way to top off the security.... Electrify the crate with the the electric fence zapper.
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Unfortunately nothing is theft proof, but I like this idea which I haven't seen mentioned in this thread yet (copied from another site)...

Use carriage bolts to secure a steel plate to the bottom of the generator frame with the nuts down. The plate should extend about two feet beyond the outside of the frame. Position the generator, then park your vehicle with the tire resting on the plate. Keep the muffler in mind when positioning the plate so that it won’t end up pointing at the vehicle. This method of theft prevention is often used by campers, but could certainly be used at home.

This could be combined with a chain/cable if you're really paranoid.

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