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Old 05-22-2014, 02:32 PM   #21
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They do make a theft prevention that is a Honda EU2000 Theft Deterrent Bracket for $49.95. However if they want it they will take it. It will deter the more honest or lazy.
Thanks, I found that when I was googling earlier and its definitely something I would add. One other idea I saw was to bolt the unit to a large board and drive over part of the board with your car or trailer. The thief would have to lift the trailer to get under and remove the bolts. Pretty neat idea.
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Keep reading, you are not supposed to run the generator close to the trailer.

Setting a Honda 2000 outside is like setting gold on the ground, unless there is an easier one to steal nearby, someone will figure out a way to mine it.



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They do make a theft prevention that is a Honda EU2000 Theft Deterrent Bracket for $49.95. However if they want it they will take it. It will deter the more honest or lazy.

For those that don't know, that is a metal handle wrap that will fit over the plastic handle on the Honda 2000. The need for this attests to the ease of cutting the handle to steal a generator



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Keep reading, you are not supposed to run the generator close to the trailer.

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To expand on that a bit:

While rules vary widely per spectator/camper use of generators at racing events, most sponsoring organizations do regulate their use among "support crews". Any casual user at such events would be wise to abide by the same rules, even if they're not posted as applying to camper/spectators.

Here quoting from one large organization's rules page:

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9:4 GENERATORS
All generators, air compressors, etc. that are powered by an
internal combustion engine must have the exhaust directed up and
above the top of the trailer, truck, RV, tent/awning, etc. and clear of
other people’s pits.
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I was also going to ask about theft. Is there a good way to lock the generator to your camper? Has anyone done a permanent installation of some sort?
Orbital Machine Works recently released a very well designed mount for the 2000i. Some of their design people are Casita nuts.

LowPro LockDown security mount system for Honda EU2000i generator

On sale right now for $200.

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Old 05-23-2014, 11:42 AM   #26
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Ahh that's perfect!
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #27
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Harbor Freight 800 watt generator powering a 5000 BTU Air Conditioner

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One would last about 10 minutes running that generator in a camp ground. But, then again, the generator might not last that long anyway!!!!! LOL



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Old 05-23-2014, 02:12 PM   #29
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Hah hah yeah. I've got a 10,000 watt generator for our home...I'd say its a bit overkill for a campground....plus it weighs about as much as our camper!
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