Hitch Mount Generator

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Postby markopolo » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:47 am

markopolo wrote:Another project I'd like to do is to add a hitch mount Honda generator carrier. It would have to be lower than the bottom edge of the rear door so that I could still open the door.


I'm still thinking about this. The company that made this hitch mount box for a generator

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seems to have gone out of business :? It was for a Honda EU3000.

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I only want a Honda EU2000i generator.

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Netboy did a great job with his: NetBoy's Camper Page

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but I want mine locked in a box :wink:

It's only for my air conditioner which has the following specs:
Full Load Amps Compressor = 9.3 amps
Full Load Amps Motor = 2.5 amps

The EU2000i output is:
AC Output: 120V
2000W max.(16.7A)
1600W rated (13.3A)

So I think it'll work.
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Postby markopolo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:12 am

I wonder if this Lund Hitch Step would be strong enough (with a platform or box bolted on) to hold a 46lb Honda EU2000I?

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Postby markopolo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:27 am

Twistep is an interesting product.

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Perfect size for a Honda EU2000I :wink: It's height adjustable as well!

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Too bad the manufacturer states:

Do not use Twistep as a platfom to carry items while the vehicle is in motion.
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Postby markopolo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:37 am

The Lund Do-It-Yourself Cargo Carrier Kit may be the best choice for me.

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Mounting a custom box to it would be easy.

Bestop makes something similar:

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Postby markopolo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:50 am

The Hitch-Mounted Cargo Carrier model 6506 made by Master Hitch might work:

Edit: I got an email from Master Hitch. The Model 6506 cargo carrier is no longer available.
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Postby markopolo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:00 am

I saw Ron's post on rv net re: purchasing the Lund Do-It-Yourself Hitch Mount LU-601003 roofracks4less.com and went ahead with purchasing one from them.

I didn't get the optional aluminum tray.

I officially have a New Project :D
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Postby markopolo » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:23 pm

Found these generator boxes on the web.

http://www.hayesequipment.com/hayes_products.htm

They have boxes for Honda, Robin-Subaru and Yamaha generators. You can run the generator in the box.

These are photos for the Honda EU2000i generator box.

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Postby markopolo » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:45 am

I got my Lund Do-It-Yourself Hitch Mount.

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Not exactly sure if it is what I want..........

I've been thinking about a Stowaway 2 :wink:
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Postby markopolo » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:01 pm

I've given up on the Stowaway 2 - just too much $$$ to buy it and get it to Canada :cry:

I'm looking at the ROLA Adventure System Carrier instead - a few hundred less for me.

I've really been thinking hard about how best to carry a generator and a swing away carrier seems to be best. I have both the spare tire to contend with and my propane fill. Also, I need to be able to open the rear door(s).

On the generator front - I don't think the Honda EU2000i at 1600 watts rated is enough for me. I'd like the 2400/2000 watt Yamaha but at $1,699 + tax, it really is too much for me :shock:

The 2600/2300 watt Kipor is looking good (from my wallet's point of view) :wink:
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Postby markopolo » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:31 pm

I decided to buy a Boliy Pro3600SI generator on eBay.

I really like these features:

3000 watts rated output (maximum output 3300W)
30 A RV Receptacle
Noise Level: 53 dB at idle to 58 dB full load

The 2600/2300 watt Kipor noise level was noted as 58 dB at idle to 63 dB full load in the manual. That's the main reason I didn't get the Kipor. The Onan Microlite is rated at 70dB.

3000 watts is more power than I need. After startup, my air conditioner will draw 12 amps so this generator will be running at half it's rated (25A) capacity so it should be quiet.

The Honda EU2000i rated output is 1600W rated (13.3A). I think I would have been pushing it too hard.

The Boliy brand is new to North America so I added a section to this forum to make contact with other owners. http://classbforum.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=32

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So now I have to decide on the best way to carry my new generator. Really, it's a choice between a dedicated generator box or a larger, multi purpose, cargo box.
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Postby bobojay » Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:04 pm

Marco you sure think out your projects! Personal opinion to you, I think you'll be better off with the Rola, if it'll work with your spare tire setup and door opening wishes. That is unless you want to run the genset while you're moving. Much more versatile.
I think we're going to go with the Rola. The Stowaway is just too much $$$. The Lexor rear setup is such that there's not much of a clearance issue with the spare tire because it's mounted on the door. Hence it's much closer to the truck. I'm not to worried about the door opening situation because also on the Lexor with the fold down couch, there's not enough storage space back there to worry about using. The awning crank and support are mounted back there, so that's the only reason to get in there.

By the way, did you ever finish you're spare tire spring project?
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