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I have a Yamaha EF2000is inside a custom box, mounted on the frame rail. The box has vents, with covers, that match the generator. I remove the vent covers and run the generator right inside the box. Safe, secure, and protected from weather. I use it primarily for power to a Xantrex inverter/charger that will keep batteries charged up while no idling the truck, and the AC from the generator is passed thru the inverter to take care of all hotel loads in the truck during a rest break. The gen also provides power to a 500w oil pan heater during cold weather. Keeps oil at around 130F and the lower block warm. Easy start of engine after a 10 hr break shut down in cold weather. It can do all of this running at eco low speed, which is very, very quiet. Much less than most APU's. Unless I concentrate, I never notice a sound from it when I am inside the truck. Can hold normal conversation right next to it outside and it is not annoying. And it can do all of this using only about a gallon of gas in a 10 hr break. When closed up with vent covers on, the box just looks like any other tool box on frame. I don't waste any time worrying that it is gravity fed fuel system. It has a dedicated fuel shutoff valve, a shutoff vent valve on the cap, and I shut off the fuel and run the carb dry after each use of the generator, and no one has ever checked and I give no indication to anyone that I have a portable generator. The box is locked when the gen is just stored in it or when it is running. No one ever sees it.
I have a Yamaha EF2000is inside a custom box, mounted on the frame rail. The box has vents, with covers, that match the generator. I remove the vent covers and run the generator right inside the box. Safe, secure, and protected from weather. I use it primarily for power to a Xantrex inverter/charger that will keep batteries charged up while no idling the truck, and the AC from the generator is passed thru the inverter to take care of all hotel loads in the truck during a rest break. The gen also provides power to a 500w oil pan heater during cold weather. Keeps oil at around 130F and the lower block warm. Easy start of engine after a 10 hr break shut down in cold weather. It can do all of this running at eco low speed, which is very, very quiet. Much less than most APU's. Unless I concentrate, I never notice a sound from it when I am inside the truck. Can hold normal conversation right next to it outside and it is not annoying. And it can do all of this using only about a gallon of gas in a 10 hr break. When closed up with vent covers on, the box just looks like any other tool box on frame. I don't waste any time worrying that it is gravity fed fuel system. It has a dedicated fuel shutoff valve, a shutoff vent valve on the cap, and I shut off the fuel and run the carb dry after each use of the generator, and no one has ever checked and I give no indication to anyone that I have a portable generator. The box is locked when the gen is just stored in it or when it is running. No one ever sees it.

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I have a Yamaha EF2000is inside a custom box, mounted on the frame rail. The box has vents, with covers, that match the generator. I remove the vent covers and run the generator right inside the box. Safe, secure, and protected from weather. I use it primarily for power to a Xantrex inverter/charger that will keep batteries charged up while no idling the truck, and the AC from the generator is passed thru the inverter to take care of all hotel loads in the truck during a rest break. The gen also provides power to a 500w oil pan heater during cold weather. Keeps oil at around 130F and the lower block warm. Easy start of engine after a 10 hr break shut down in cold weather. It can do all of this running at eco low speed, which is very, very quiet. Much less than most APU's. Unless I concentrate, I never notice a sound from it when I am inside the truck. Can hold normal conversation right next to it outside and it is not annoying. And it can do all of this using only about a gallon of gas in a 10 hr break. When closed up with vent covers on, the box just looks like any other tool box on frame. I don't waste any time worrying that it is gravity fed fuel system. It has a dedicated fuel shutoff valve and no one has ever checked and I give no indication to anyone that I have a portable generator. The box is locked when the gen is just stored in it or when it is running. No one ever sees it.
I have a Yamaha EF2000is inside a custom box, mounted on the frame rail. The box has vents, with covers, that match the generator. I remove the vent covers and run the generator right inside the box. Safe, secure, and protected from weather. I use it primarily for power to a Xantrex inverter/charger that will keep batteries charged up while no idling the truck, and the AC from the generator is passed thru the inverter to take care of all hotel loads in the truck during a rest break. The gen also provides power to a 500w oil pan heater during cold weather. Keeps oil at around 130F and the lower block warm. Easy start of engine after a 10 hr break shut down in cold weather. It can do all of this running at eco low speed, which is very, very quiet. Much less than most APU's. Unless I concentrate, I never notice a sound from it when I am inside the truck. Can hold normal conversation right next to it outside and it is not annoying. And it can do all of this using only about a gallon of gas in a 10 hr break. When closed up with vent covers on, the box just looks like any other tool box on frame. I don't waste any time worrying that it is gravity fed fuel system. It has a dedicated fuel shutoff valve and no one has ever checked and I give no indication to anyone that I have a portable generator. The box is locked when the gen is just stored in it or when it is running. No one ever sees it.

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Original post by: Cliff ,

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I have a Yamaha EF2000is inside a custom box, mounted on the frame rail.  The box has vents, with covers, that match the generator.  I remove the vent covers and run the generator right inside the box.  Safe, secure, and protected from weather.  I use it primarily for power to a Xantrex inverter/charger that will keep batteries charged up while no idling the truck, and the AC from the generator is passed thru the inverter to take care of all hotel loads in the truck during a rest break.  The gen also provides power to a 500w oil pan heater during cold weather.  Keeps oil at around 130F and the lower block warm.  Easy start of engine after a 10 hr break shut down in cold weather.  It can do all of this running at eco low speed, which is very, very quiet.  Much less than most APU's.  Unless I concentrate, I never notice a sound from it when I am inside the truck.  Can hold normal conversation right next to it outside and it is not annoying.  And it can do all of this using only about a gallon of gas in a 10 hr break.   When closed up with vent covers on, the box just looks like any other tool box on frame.

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