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Chinolbz

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Posted: 08/28/20 11:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless you like frequent chats with the local LEO's I would relocate the license plate to the rear facing side of the generator. Buddy got a ticket a couple of weeks ago! Chino

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Posted: 08/29/20 05:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's in the bed behind the hitch, as long as you point the exhaust away from the sides, you can run it in the truck bed.

Alternatively, it's fairly simple to build a rack on the pin box of the trailer. That's about the most stable position you can find and doesn't conflict with anything.


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Posted: 08/29/20 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've done both. In bed and on the back like Padredw. We had a 3000 Yamaha so very similar weight.

Our hitch on the back cracked and sagged first time out. Luckily we caught this. WE reinforced the hitch, but never did this again.

Back of truck bed has worked well. Typically would unhook truck from 5er when running genny.

New rig is a TH so it's built in.


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I mounted a set of wheels on my generator and made a couple of ramps from 2x8’s. It is very easy to push it up into the truck now. There is room in front of the hitch up against the cab. I have run it right from there (with an extension cord) and also unloaded it at a campsite.
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Posted: 08/29/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like the ramps. This generator is a two person job.

Also note: I do have a cover and use it, just removed for the photo.





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I added a 2nd receiver and had a cage built for the generator.

I used a rack similar to the one in the previous posts for ten years. The 2 inch receiver had a much higher rating than 350 lbs.


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Posted: 09/05/20 01:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed a “transfer switch “ to facilitate our gen in front storage space. This is also location of inverter so we have two options up front.


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https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29746971.cfm

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I went the route on the safety struts and generator carrier tray from this company. About 15000 miles no issues.
https://mount-n-lock.com/all-products-category?sort=p.model&order=ASC&limit=100

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Posted: 09/05/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

just short of 4 years on the LCI rack, I have a 30amp cord that reaches in place.
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