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Old 09-19-2016, 10:19 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by wana65stang View Post
Just a little off topic, but all those who are running a genny in the back of a pickup are you a least putting some sort of vibration damping ( as in rubber mat) under the gen to absorb some of the vibration/noise from the frame of the unit sitting on the bed of the truck?
I have a rubber mat in the bed of my pickup.
The genny sets on it.

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Old 09-19-2016, 10:27 AM   #12
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If you run it in the back of the truck, make sure the exhaust is pointed away from any bed liner you may have or it will melt.

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Old 09-19-2016, 10:31 AM   #13
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I just bought the Champion 3400 (gas) with an inverter. This model will fit under my pick up bed cover for secure storage and protection. I also purchased an auxiliary fuel tank and hose system that connects to the genny (12 gallon tank with the same connections that many boats have).
I bought this for when on the road I can stop at one of many legal places available and stay over night and run the TT (Flagstaff 27 BEWS w/15K AC). I plan to chain lock the generator and fuel tank to the TT tongue so I can secure the truck bed at night. I do not plan on running the genny in a campsite or RV park that has power hookups.
This generator will also serve as a home back up in the event of long term power outages that previous weather has produced.
Yes, I will have to lift the generator in and out of the truck bed, not a problem, (today...) but depending on what is stored in the back of the truck may dictate other options later.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:29 PM   #14
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So as to not disturb the noise police (ssshh they are sleeping), I have a Champion generator and also run it from the back of my truck. Usually it is for Walmart camping only. I don't have a rubber mat and don't find the vibration all that bad. Then again I am firing it up quite late and after a long day of travel so not much would bother me. Definitely keep it pointed away from the bed rails of your truck. I position it in the centre of the bed and let er rip.

I don't use mine in a CG, but I do take it on all winter camping trips and have used it in the winter when the power has went out.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:36 PM   #15
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some love to think their stuff don't stink . but nothing worse then camping out where there are few other campers and the guy with his honda thinks he can run it all night just because it's not a rv park .
What campgrounds are you talking about?

Every public campground(state/national/county) I've been to, in 30 years of camping, DON'T allow running generators overnight.
They all had specific generator hours.

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