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Old 01-21-2021, 01:36 PM   #11
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I like that concept marret (mostly because it offers some security) - If I'm not mistaken, 86Scotty constructed something very similar using his Aluminess box.
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:06 PM   #12
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I could take the stuff out of the box on my bumper and put the generator in there, but then I have to store what is in the box somewhere (tool bag, power cords, etc.). I am looking at carrying the box on a trailer too. Also, I want to insulate/sound proof the box so the generator runs more quietly. I am not yet ready to modify the bumper box for generator use only.
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:00 PM   #13
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I like that concept marret (mostly because it offers some security) - If I'm not mistaken, 86Scotty constructed something very similar using his Aluminess box.
Mine was actually just a quick project of some angle steel welded up with sheet metal screwed to it. It worked well though and I still have it and plan to repurpose it on some rig eventually.

I was, of course, trying to mimic an Aluminess box with added benefits of being able to run it in place, which you can't really do unless you cut up an Aluminess box.







Hindsight being 20/20 I would not do this again on a van. The vibration is just too much inside the van. A box where you can remove the generator and sit it on the ground is a much better idea.
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Nice Eric.

Yep on vibration, the Onan vibrates the whole back half of the van, like being in on of those massage beds. Not to mention the noise. I will still use the Onan, but want an additional option.

I'm going to get a box, either one I showed or one I make. I will sound proof it to help reduce noise.

One good option with those RV generator boxes on the link is he makes them stackable so you could do 3 vertically instead of an Aluminess box using each box for whatever needed.
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:40 AM   #15
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Oh, gotcha. I forgot you had an Onan already. You definitely know what I mean then!
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:08 AM   #16
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That is pretty slick Eric!

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Mine was actually just a quick project of some angle steel welded up with sheet metal screwed to it. It worked well though and I still have it and plan to repurpose it on some rig eventually.

I was, of course, trying to mimic an Aluminess box with added benefits of being able to run it in place, which you can't really do unless you cut up an Aluminess box.







Hindsight being 20/20 I would not do this again on a van. The vibration is just too much inside the van. A box where you can remove the generator and sit it on the ground is a much better idea.
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:11 PM   #17
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If you don't feel capable to setup a tarp.
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If you don't feel capable to setup a tarp.
Unfortunate it doesn't come in other colors! She looks like she'd work out great in the passenger seat though - Probably provide better directions than my copilot.
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:51 PM   #19
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I like to get my EU1000i as far away as possible using long extension cord, so under the van / on a rack doesn't work for me. I will store the generator under the van to protect it from weather after I've run it, but even then I still lock it to the van for protection.


I have done short runs with the gen under the van but makes me nervous even with carbon monoxide detector built into the van.



When running in inclement weather I have one word for you... "table". I use either the campground picnic table (if I'm at an established campground) or our rollatable, put the generator under the table and a tarp / tablecloth over the table so no rain gets through the cracks and voila, nothing extra to haul with you, making double use of something you already have (my personal preference). Odds are you're not outside the van if the weather's that lousy anyway so you wouldn't be using the table(s) anyway.


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Under table is good. I have 3 pcs of scrap roofing tin with 3 holes drilled on both sides of one and one side of others. They lay flat until needed. 3x3x3inches and a baggie with 6 small bolts, wing nuts & 4 stakes. My QUONSET HUT assembles in minutes over generator with ends open. Tin has come in handy foe other uses also..
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