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Old 01-21-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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Generator mount Casita

Looking for a way to mount my eu3000is to our 17" SD Casita. I live just South of Cincinnati Oh, and would meet someone for the right item. Maybe you are selling your camper and the new buyer does not want the setup or you just do not use like you thought. Please let me know.

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:57 AM   #2
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Go to Portable Generator Security, Casita Upgrades The Perfect Casita by Orbital Machine Works. Buy the Overtank Platform, install it yourself. Mount Eu3000is on platform. Run outside elec cord from generator to 30 amp casita inlet.

This is what I use and it works very well.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:16 AM   #3
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That was my plan, but they are redesigning the over tank platform. They are not sure when it will be available but could be as late as summer. I have an orbital machine works rear hitch and their quality is top notch that is the one I’m hoping to find. Thank you for your thoughts .
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:38 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear that. Before buying the OTP from Perfect Casita unit I went to a local welder to have one made. He refused because he thought the turning radius would be severely reduced, and he might be liable. You may want to consider talking to a local welder yourself and see what they say.

Other people have welded their own.

I like that the Honda is out of the camper shell because I carry a lot of stuff in my bed. But I am not certain I would buy another OTP. I also have the Lowpro Lockdown unit on the OTP.

One real issue for me is that the generator must be covered when it rains or snows. If it is in the bed of the truck it would be covered and you could use it in hot humid environment when it is raining, or in colder climates when it is snowing. We usually encounter both during the same camping season.

I have a bedslide as well as a camper shell. I would mount it on the bedslide, next to the tailgate in the middle of the slide. Better than using an OTP in my opinion.

But since I have the OTP I will just keep it.

Just FYI, I use an engine hoist to move the Honda around.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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Had 2 Honda 2000i since '02. Used them in lots of rain with not one hickup. Even had to wade ankle deep to start/stop them. Also, have used some pvc pipe for a little A frame and thrown a tarp over it in some campgrounds to quieten it down a little. I have a little over 2000 hrs. on one and 700 on the other only because I don't use the second one very much. But did hook both together when we had a 13.5k a/c on the 31' trailer before we got this Casita. One runs the 9k a/c just fine. Even used one on a 25' Airstream with a 11k a/c several years ago.
Great little machines.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:18 PM   #6
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Goog to know, thanks. Maybe I am being a little to persnickety. If I did not already have the 3000is I would get (2) 2000's or the bigger Honda 7K. For us the 3K is sort of border line in more than one way.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:26 PM   #7
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Honda now makes a 3000 about the size of the 2000.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:48 PM   #8
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You probably are referring to the Honda 3000i Handi at about 78 lbs dry. I checked it out when I bought the 3000is. Can't remember why but the "is" is much better for the way I use it. Mine also has a remote start.

By the by, the 3000is can be run in parallel with another 3000is. It can also be run in parallel with a 2000, with a little messing around.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:49 PM   #9
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I just bought the eu3000is. I went back and forth with buying a 2000 or a 3000. I think if I knew that I was going to stay with the Casita forever I would have bought the 2000. However the 3000 will give me options and once mounted I'm not going to move it. I have a ex650 Honda generator that I bought used in the 1980's and a bit louder than the newer stuff. Still starts within 3 pulls every time. Just not quite enough power for the camper. Honda is coming out with a new eu2000 called the 2200. If this had been released I may have bought that.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:20 PM   #10
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Over tank shelf

We got our over the tank shelf from Camping World. It will fit any travel trailer. I keep a Honda 2000 and 3 gal gas tank on it. I also added a 2" hitch receiver and carrier with adaptor to raise the carrier up some and strapped a deck storagge box on the carrier. Much better than the car top carrier.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:22 PM   #11
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PS Over tank storage

PS The storage box on the backof the trailer offsets some of the weight of the generator and fuel.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:25 PM   #12
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:34 PM   #13
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J Ron- Would like to see pics. of your shelf set up. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:01 PM   #14
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Don't know how to upload pictures can't get them to go.
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