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Old 06-10-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Do you carry a generator?

FedX delivered my Honda 2000 today. If you take a generator with you, where do you carry gas for it? I don't want to carry it in either the minivan or in the Egg C. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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I don't take a generator - but what about using a siphon?
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:20 PM   #3
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I believe the Honda and my Yamaha have gas vent valves that you close while transporting, thus no different than you going to gas station to fill up your gas can and bring back home. I'd treat it like my gas can. If you do not carry your can inside, there are external gas jerry cans you can mount to your tongue.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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Mounted on your Tongue?

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Old 06-10-2011, 03:29 PM   #5
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I bought my honda 2000 setup for propane and it has never had gas in it.

I carry it inside my SUV.

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FedX delivered my Honda 2000 today. If you take a generator with you, where do you carry gas for it? I don't want to carry it in either the minivan or in the Egg C. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:41 PM   #6
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I carry the gas can in the back of the Jeep.

I thought about syphoning and purchased a syphon. One problem, you can't put anything down the gas pipe on the Jeep. There is something there that blocks a syphon from being inserted.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #7
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I only carry a generator if we're really going rural rural like Labrador where we could be out of contact with anyone for days.

In that case we carried an empty 1000 watt generator and a gallon of gas. As well we have a siphon in our Honda. On that trip we carried the generator, only 1'x1'x1' and a gallon can of gas inside the CRV. The gas tank sealed pretty well and there was virtually no gas odor.

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Old 06-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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I carry the gas can in the back of the Jeep.
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It is very dangerous to carry gas, even in a sealed container inside a vehicle.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #9
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we've got 2 generators...one 3500 and a 1200. not honda. so far, we only use them up at our lot, which is our own property without nearby neighbours.....haven't had to travel with them. but i am very interested to read here what everyone else is doing--so when, and if, we decide to travel with one, we'll have a better idea of how to do so safely.
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I used to carry my Honda all the time.
Now my 50W solar panel and LED lighting supply all I need so I leave ir home.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #11
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RGRUGG,
Years ago, my car ran out of gas close to Wenatchee Washingotn. A State Patrol came to my aid....he opened his hood pulled out a rubber tube and stuck
it in my tank. Then with his car running he opened a valve and eyed his watch for a few minutes..... and said "that should give you about two gallons".

I looked under his hood. There was a 'T' fitting on the gas line with a valve and a rolled up tube. His car also had spring bumpers for pushing cars.

Love our Wash. St. Troopers !

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No generator, low current draw lights, an 80 amp-hour battery, a 50amp-hour battery, and a 65 watt solar panel supply more than enough power for my needs. Needs include lights, furnace, charging computers and other electronic devices, powering a woodburning pen, and power my ham radio station. Don't need no "stink'n generator".
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #13
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Installed my generator on the tongue of my Egg Camper today. Fastened it down with two ratchet straps, secured it with a bicycle locking cable, and put a propane tank over it to hide it. Now less than two weeks until we can hit the road to Colorado.
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No generator, low current draw lights, an 80 amp-hour battery, a 50amp-hour battery, and a 65 watt solar panel supply more than enough power for my needs. Needs include lights, furnace, charging computers and other electronic devices, powering a woodburning pen, and power my ham radio station. Don't need no "stink'n generator".
Actually if your batteries are connected together, you will only have about 100 a/h between the two. With 2 disparate batteries, the weaker one will drain the stronger one quicker than if they were both equal. Don't ask me where I read this but this is the way I remember it.
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