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Old 01-01-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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gen set on tongue of trailer(32 ft rockwood)

Would like some feed back if I can build a little rack and set my Honda Gen (3000) next to my battery and propane tanks on the tongue of the trailer. I had a 5th wheel that had the gen set behind the hitch under the BR The propane tanks were next to it but in separate compartments. It worked fine even the noise wasn't bad. I was also thinking of switching from gas to propane and then hard wiring it into the trailer. We like to stop at rest stops and truck stops when we travel and this would make it so much easier than opening up truck bed and running the wires I also worry about someone stealing it out of the back of my truck . Would this be a safety issue or create some problem I'm not aware of? Bill W.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:39 PM   #2
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Just an increase in tongue weight. It'll probably be more quiet on the tongue than echoing in the truck bed.
If you're going to run it on propane, I'd suggest dedicating one cylinder to the genny and one to the TT.

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Old 01-01-2016, 11:31 PM   #3
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I have a EU300I on the tongue of my camper. It actually halps offset the weight of the motorcycle that I usually carry on the back.

I cover the genny with a gas grille cover when I am on the road. I have a big 5/8" cable and HD padlock through the genny handles and tongue for security. I strap mine down with cargo straps. It is nor a permanent installation because I need to remove it if I don't carry the bike. Otherwise my tongue weight would be too high. I also remove it when I put the camper in a storage lot. Too many envious eyes.

Note that as smooth as the Honda runs, it does send some vibration through the frame. You might want to run a test before you commit to a final installation, as the vibration may be objectionable to you.
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