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Old 01-09-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Generators in Truck Stop

Anyone use generators to run A/C in a truck stop? I have 2 Honda eu200i's and will need to chain them to the frame under the hitch or the rear bumper. Haven't used these yet, so I am in the learning stage. my concern is CO getting into the trailer or someone walking by and getting burned from the exhaust when parked between two trucks. Advice appreciated.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have two genny's too getting burned is not an issue unless a child sticks their finger right in the exhaust pipe, they really don't run that hot. as far as security, the weak link is the handle it is plastic can easily be broken or cut and stolen.
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I have two genny's too getting burned is not an issue unless a child sticks their finger right in the exhaust pipe, they really don't run that hot. as far as security, the weak link is the handle it is plastic can easily be broken or cut and stolen.

Thanks MMattox. got the metal handle covers and a very thick chain and lock. Where do you run the Benny's to avoid Co combining into the trailer?
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I saw a guy with a travel trailer. He had the generator running in the bed of his pickup truck with a BackFlip type of truck bed cover. It was cool enough so no A/C was required and he had just a 15/20 amp extension cord running back to the camper. I didn't get close to see how it was secured.
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When I travel and need genny at night, I simple put my Yamaha genny between the truck and A-frame of the TT. I use a large diameter CABLE with eyes on the ends looped thru the frame and handles. The exhaust is simply aimed at 90' to the vehicle. Never had a problem with CO as the windows are closed. BTW, the noise isn't bothersome to us even though our bedroom is in the front of the TT. If the noise stops, either we ran out of fuel or someone ran off with my genny
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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.
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I have a similar cable. Thanks. Sounds like very similar trailer setup.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:39 PM   #8
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We have stayed in truck stops in Montana and have locked the running generator in the back of my truck. power cord is in the truck and under trailer. Have had no complaints . most of the trucks have their refers running so that is usually louder than the generator. i just make sure i'm parked strategically in the truckstop/
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X2 for the bed of the truck, if money is no object I saw on the internet a company that makes aluminum boxes that have all the little doors and cut outs for your generator they look cool but are not cheap.
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TV is SUV. Do you remember who made the boxes? A manufactured product would be ideal.
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