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Old 09-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #29
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No generator, but I looked at this thread because if I load my Yeti cooler in the house, I can't lift it into the Jeep. So I load it after I put it in the Jeep. I like the ramp idea.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #30
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I came across this video demonstrating a remote start for one of the Yamaha generators. It shows the generator sitting on a scissor lift type stand. Might be a good solution to getting the generator lifted onto the bed of my pickup. Might also be handy for other work in the barn/shop. I can think of a few other uses for it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #31
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I think the answer to loading the generator has been staring me in the face all along. My wife carries me to bed at night after I fall asleep on the couch. The generator should be a walk in the park.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #32
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #33
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I'm about to buy another generator and was thinking of getting either the Honda EU3000is or Yamaha EF3000iSEB. Both are well over 100 lbs. and loading onto my pickup might be a challenge. While camping I intend to leave it on the truck but before and after trips is the problem. Any suggestions from those with a similar situation would be appreciated.

Also, I just sold my Honda EU2000is because it would not run the AC. Any suggestions on either of the above generators powering an AC? My Bigfoot 21RB has a 15,000 BTU AC I believe.
One relatively simple solution would be for you to build an elevated cart on wheels that is the same height as your truck tailgate. Set the generator on top of the cart, wheel the cart over to your truck, and roll the generator off the cart onto your truck bed. If you have an indoor shop at home, it would make it easy to store your generator there on the cart when it is not in your truck.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #34
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Options for the home garage

Dave's post finally triggered the light bulb to go on over my head... this loading requirement is only at home. That opens up all sorts of options for equipment (some already suggested) which would not be practical to take along on the trip, but might belong in a home garage.

A common shop crane (wheel-mounted, using a manual hydraulic cylinder) is normally used for tasks such as engine removal and installation, costs a couple hundred dollars, and could easily put the generator in and out of a truck backed into the garage.
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I have a chain hoist hanging from a ceiling beam, which I have used for engine swaps (instead of renting a shop crane, because I don't own one of those yet). It would be easy to lift the generator, back the truck under it, and lower the generator into the box (and the reverse upon return).
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Dave's post finally triggered the light bulb to go on over my head... this loading requirement is only at home. That opens up all sorts of options for equipment (some already suggested) which would not be practical to take along on the trip, but might belong in a home garage.
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This is what I have in my barn hanging from the rafters - less than $100 when I bought it on sale. I use it for all kinds of tasks like removing the mower from my tractor, lifting implements, etc.

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This is what I have in my barn hanging from the rafters - less than $100 when I bought it on sale. I use it for all kinds of tasks like removing the mower from my tractor, lifting implements, etc.

Electric Hoist - 880 Lb. Capacity Electric Hoist


Now we're getting down to some serious noodlin'. I too have a barn and it wouldn't be too difficult to rig this to one of the overhead rafters. I like it. It would've been real helpful a couple of weeks ago when I had to remove the ROP from my tractor. As it was I ended having to rig a come-along to one of those very rafters. Come to think of it the ROP was about the same weight as the Honda 3000.
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........ I too have a barn and it wouldn't be too difficult to rig this to one of the overhead rafters. .......
I "sistered" beams on either side of one of the rafters that I attached this to so the beam is stronger than the capacity of the lift. It is extremely handy to load things. I even suspend 3 point attachments for the tractor and it is effortless to attach them while maneuvering the implement to line up with the pins.
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Hey , I also have a BIFOOT , a 25 rq. And also have a YAMAHA3000. I love em both. I made a ramp out 1/2 hardwood and a couple of big hinges that works great. I can load and unload my geny with ease by my self. Once I have the geny up on the pickup bed, its stays at the rear left side. The wheel locks along with the bed grooves keep it stable for travel. For when out camping, I just pull it out on the tail gate for better ventelation.I leave the ramp at home once its loaded. Works for me.
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I also have the Electric Hoist - 880 Lb. Capacity Electric Hoist in my metal building. I use it to hang and skin deer and I used it to load the fifth wheel hitch when I had my big three slide 35' 5er. Also use it to raise my riding mower in the front to take the blades off to sharpen (yes I use jack stands for safety). It works great. Now that I have the Scamp 5er and use the old style crossbar with the ball. I can load that without it.
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