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That looks interesting and good for storage/transport.  I have a honda 2000 and the companion 2000 to parallel when needed.  I don't have the manual handy but I seem to remember a fair amount of clearance is needed around the generator for cooling.  I would suggest looking at the cooling requirement of your generator before putting it into an enclosure for operation.



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George and Gretchen

Gig Harbor, Wa.

Hull Number 178

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Does the generator not transfer vibration and noise to the trailer if you run it while sitting in the basket? I think that I’d want to keep the ability to move it to the ground while running.



We have not tired one yet on the Oliver. Our bigfoot had a 2800 Onan generator that was permanately mounted to the bottom of the trailer frame. It did not cause much vibration. Ideally ,I would like a light weight aluminum or fiberglass shroud that would mate with the Oluver basket and lock in place for storage/transport. I could remove the top completely for running the generator. We got the basket because we dont want to lift the generator. We arent as young as we use to be????


Yvonne & Doug

2017 Legacy Elite II, twin bed

Hull #223

2017 Ford F-250 Lariat, crew cab

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I initially thought I'd carry and use my Honda 2000 in the basket, but did not like the vibrations (although minor) that could be felt inside the traier while it ran.  It now rides in the truck bed and runs either on the tailgate or on the ground.  The box is used for chocks and blocks or local firewood.



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If you are installing solar, as I think you are, your generator will likely ride unused most of the time in the truck bed.

We just got back from a mostly cloudy, often rainy week in the Appalachians. The honda 1000 generator stayed in the bed. Even parked in dappled sun/ mostly shade, we didn't have to break it out.


A lot depends on how you use power. We kind of live like tent campers, when possible. Even so, last trip, damp temps dropped into the 30s two nights, so we had to run the furnace for the dogs . They're tiny, and one is old, with a heart condition. So, wevran the power sapping furnace.


Were it just us, I'd probably have just turned on the furnace for a few minutes to warm my clothes in the morning. Or, put them at the foot of the bed, under the covers, like tent camping.. without the furnace, at 36 or so outside, it's about 55 to 58 in our trailer, at least, with two people generating heat. A decent quilt or sleeping bag is fine, without the dogs.

So, I will footnote this... I'm a country kid, Scandinavian from Minnesota, and chase the cooler weather. Not everyone likes sleeping in 55 to 60 degree weather, but we love it..


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12

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