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Old 04-30-2014, 11:30 PM   #21
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Re: generator and gas can compartment.

It's not the generator I'd be worried about, but a large 5 gal+ fuel tank might be an issue. Note I said might be. We have large fuel tanks under the body which could be an issue in a wreck. It's a fine line and I could go either way about storing fuel tanks inside. I just keep thinking about a sealed compartment vented or not being a hazard in a wreck.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:24 AM   #22
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It's not the generator I'd be worried about, but a large 5 gal+ fuel tank might be an issue. Note I said might be. We have large fuel tanks under the body which could be an issue in a wreck. It's a fine line and I could go either way about storing fuel tanks inside. I just keep thinking about a sealed compartment vented or not being a hazard in a wreck.

let me rephrase it. donmc has the generator/2.5 gallon gas can compartment shown on sportsmobilre website
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:18 PM   #23
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Re: generator and gas can compartment.

I'm surprised SMB would suggest it's ok to haul a gas anything inside. Not that I'm saying it's good or bad, just that SMB won't even install a gasoline version of the Espar.
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Re: generator and gas can compartment.

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Too stinky to have to stored inside. Aluminess storage box with swing arm is the way to go if you already have their rear bumper.
They can make a box with a swing arm that attaches to a trailer hitch without the rear bumper. Looks like SMB will sell this too.
Just visited Aluminess today. They do NOT make a swing arm hitch mount. But they think their box can be used with other peoples swing arms. Told me they are working on a vented box for honda generator.
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Re: generator and gas can compartment.

Just visited Aluminess today. They do NOT make a swing arm hitch mount. But they think their box can be used with other peoples swing arms. Told me they are working on a vented box for honda generator.[/quote]

was at Overland expo and saw the Aluminess generator box, looks OK, was told it would be around $800. I personally would not like the sound and vibration wile running attached to van. I have a 100 foot extension cord and put mine as far away from me as possible. Even a Honda makes more noise than I like.
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Re: generator and gas can compartment.

I saw that box at the Expo ... they said they still have some issues to work out, but it does look interesting. Seems like one was the internal temp (even with the vents), and one was the location of the vents in relationship to the fan). The Honda 2000 that this is designed for is already wrapped in plastic, and this essentially wraps it in another layer.

The BIG sacrifice is that the interior compartment is permanently open to the elements AND road dust!

The ability to seal tight is one of the things I really like about my current Aluminess generator box.

Yes, I should have taken a photo ! (arrgghh)
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Re: generator and gas can compartment.

I just went back and read the original question.... I think I can help.

I think I was the first customer to get a generator/gas can box. I think mine was the prototype for Aluminess. There should be photos of the box in my gallery.... somewhere...

They made this for me back in 2008.

I talked to Aluminess about it this last weekend.

I love it. Honda 2k on the bottom, under a removable shelf. on top of the shelf you can fit three 5 gallon jerry cans. It was built for Scepter cans. It locks and has the dust seal. It has worked flawlessly.

I did tell them that I hope the final design is about a half inch wider. You can set the cans in, in such a way that they inhibit latching, but a quick reposition (or two) fixes that.
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