Originally Posted by OutoftheWoodwork View Post
If I wanted, I could work in there now, but I need the generator, and it's stored inside. It takes the two of us together to get that heavy beast in and out of there. We're trying to find a way to maybe attach the generator to the tongue or something - take it off the handle and wheels and weld it, or something?
OK, here's some inspiration for you. Probably better than putting it on the tongue, which would add quite a bit of weight - strain. If it has an electric start, I'd wire it so you could start it from inside. AND I'd put enough mufflers on it to keep it very quiet - outside. Installing a Generator Compartme
Or, you could probably make a compartment for it, and rig it so you can slide it in and out, from the outside, not the inside. But if you want that option, I'll let you do your own research. Again, mufflers, mufflers, mufflers - I find the continuing noise from your average generator quite irritating, even at a distance.
You might also look into solar panels and an inverter. I don't know if they could provide all the power you would need, but it wouldn't surprise me much if so. But I guess a large part of that would be how much you want to spend. Check out some of the youtube videos on solar power, and it'll probably give you an idea. Not so expensive either, and you'd save enough on gas to probably pay a system totally off in a not so long a time.
Hmm, now that I think on it, I wonder how much power you could get with a small gas engine powering an automotive alternator, with an inverter? I'm not an electric type guy, it's pretty much magic to me, but I think that could work, with the right inverter. Hmm, need to check that out. Inexpensive, small, simple, if it will work. And mufflers, mufflers, mufflers. Did I fail to mention that generators running really, really, are irritating?
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