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Lantley

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Colo Native wrote:

Has anyone used a small wheel chair rack that has a ramp?
https://www.ebay.com/i/171927231445?chn=ps


I don't think rack is substantial enough. If genset is heavy enough that a ramp is required to load genset onto platform,then rack should have 2 attachment points to frame of rig to properly carry the weight.

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Lantley wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Has anyone used a small wheel chair rack that has a ramp?
https://www.ebay.com/i/171927231445?chn=ps


I don't think rack is substantial enough. If genset is heavy enough that a ramp is required to load genset onto platform,then rack should have 2 attachment points to frame of rig to properly carry the weight.

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The generator I am looking to buy is 95# the ramp is for ease of getting it on there without having to pick it up. that cargo rack is rated for 400#


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Colo Native wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Has anyone used a small wheel chair rack that has a ramp?
https://www.ebay.com/i/171927231445?chn=ps


I don't think rack is substantial enough. If genset is heavy enough that a ramp is required to load genset onto platform,then rack should have 2 attachment points to frame of rig to properly carry the weight.

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The generator I am looking to buy is 95# the ramp is for ease of getting it on there without having to pick it up. that cargo rack is rated for 400#

I totally understand what your trying to do. BTDT. Despite its rating I don't think that ramp rack and its single attachment point will withstand the bouncing and forces that occur on the rear of a RV trailer.
If you look at some bike racks they will have a disclaimer denying warranty if used on the rear of an RV.

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Lantley wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Has anyone used a small wheel chair rack that has a ramp?
https://www.ebay.com/i/171927231445?chn=ps


I don't think rack is substantial enough. If genset is heavy enough that a ramp is required to load genset onto platform,then rack should have 2 attachment points to frame of rig to properly carry the weight.

[image]

The generator I am looking to buy is 95# the ramp is for ease of getting it on there without having to pick it up. that cargo rack is rated for 400#

I totally understand what your trying to do. BTDT. Despite its rating I don't think that ramp rack and its single attachment point will withstand the bouncing and forces that occur on the rear of a RV trailer.
If you look at some bike racks they will have a disclaimer denying warranty if used on the rear of an RV.


I think I would rig up two more braces/struts to stabilize it. I have seen these carriers doing a bit of a dance before.
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Bumpyroad wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Colo Native wrote:

Has anyone used a small wheel chair rack that has a ramp?
https://www.ebay.com/i/171927231445?chn=ps


I don't think rack is substantial enough. If genset is heavy enough that a ramp is required to load genset onto platform,then rack should have 2 attachment points to frame of rig to properly carry the weight.

[image]

The generator I am looking to buy is 95# the ramp is for ease of getting it on there without having to pick it up. that cargo rack is rated for 400#

I totally understand what your trying to do. BTDT. Despite its rating I don't think that ramp rack and its single attachment point will withstand the bouncing and forces that occur on the rear of a RV trailer.
If you look at some bike racks they will have a disclaimer denying warranty if used on the rear of an RV.


I think I would rig up two more braces/struts to stabilize it. I have seen these carriers doing a bit of a dance before.
bumpy

This is another thing that might help the bounce:
https://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Tightener-Anti-Rattle-Stabilizer-Hitches/dp/B0001CMUV4/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_263_bs_tr_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MN139404F3PPZ5SSYXJM

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