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Posted: 08/07/20 11:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shorter trailers will have much less bounce back there. I think you can do it. I put a rack on the tongue of my trailer for the generator and decided it was just too much work to get the generator all the way up there, not to mention the extra noise from it being so elevated.

As long as it's secured firmly to the frame and doesn't offset the tongue weight too much, it sounds like a good option to me.


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I often carry my Yamaha generator in the shower. With the fuel cap and carb valve set to off, never had a problem with gasoline smells.


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I just installed the Mount n Lock arms and Safety Struts on my rear bumper and, so far, I couldn't be happier. I would post a couple of pics if I could. Look this product up and I think your problem will be solved. If you read the reviews on a website with the same name as a South American river you will see my pics of my Champion generator and 2 five gallon cans.
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Posted: 08/14/20 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

as many have stated, the 4 inch square sewer tube is not a frame member and not suitable.

What kind of dinky sissy frame must you guys be towing around that cannot handle a little generator? Most trailer frames would have no problem with 1,000 lbs or more loaded to it. Everything behind the trailer axle is supported by the frame alone, so it is built to handle weight. Almost anyone who can weld will be able to figure out where to weld to the frame, so the "frame" concerns are just getting repetitive and silly.

The only issue will be the quality of the welding done to modify it.

There is no warranty concerns, that is another silly thing. Trailer frames do not break off at the rear, this would be rare and strange. Welding will weaken the steel as all welds do, but this is not a concern for this application. Whatever warranty exist, say if the trailer tongue breaks, the factory is not going to blame a weld all the way at the back of the trailer as the culprit. Just stop the sillyness!

Sway increases as the trailer gets longer and longer behind the axle. Adding more weight to the back may or may not make it sway. Moving some interior weight forward can counter the weight of the generator if needed.

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No way I would have a generator mounted above the propane tanks.... Just 12" away from the head of the bed.

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