Unlike the folding handle used on all other Generac generators, the handles on the Generac GP15k and GP17.5k are fixed. To make things a bit more challenging, the handles are positioned directly over the electrical outlets. There are two options to work around these issues -- a simple procedure to make the handles quick disconnect or mount the handles upside down.
Option 1: Make the handles quick disconnect
By replacing the four bolts that hold the handles in place, a 5/16 x 2" clevis pin setup can be used. The clevis pins are readily available at any hardware store and provide a secure mount for the handles while be able to quickly disconnect them. Using this approach, the handles can remain in place with the GenTent for portability and then the handles removed for use. With the handles installed, the main GenTent canopy simply needs the front left/right elastic straps detached from the clamps and the electrical skirts not installed.
Option 2: Mount the handles upside down
option, as shown in the pics on the order page, the handles would be remounted
below the electrical panel. This would allow the GenTent to stay attached
at all times and still allow the generator to be moved around. This
option requires bending, but the generator does not feel heavy when lifting
because the engine acts as a counter weight. This method is not
recommended if the person moving the generator has any back issues!