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bgum

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Posted: 06/17/21 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sagebrush wrote:

I wouldn't use square tube stock myself. 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" X 3/16' steel angle comes in 4' lengths. Welded together as a frame you could make it a tight fit or add some storage space. Some build a box with expanded metal sides and top. You can hinge a side for easy removal, make it all lockable with pad locks. The full box secures the generator too. You could then bolt that to the tongue via some custom clamps, no drilling needed. Or just weld it solid if its going to be permanent.


I really want to keep it light and simple. I'm not concerned about theft but will put a lock on it. I do plan to bolt the rack to the tongue without drilling the frame.

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This looks pretty cool.. Stole the image from CW, so it's for sale under $200..

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Mitch, I really want something that sits lower, something behind the tanks and above the battery. Between the tanks and trailer itself.
Since I have a hard tank cover something as pictured would block access to tanks. With AGM batteries I don't need access to them often. But I do appreciate the suggestion.

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Posted: 06/18/21 11:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not want to PUT a generator between the trailer and the propane tanks,
ISSUES ARE
heat from the generator
Access to the generator
Refueling the generator
Generator would be an ignition source, if there is a propane leak


I can explain it to you.
But I Can Not understand it for you !

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Posted: 06/22/21 08:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’d prefer to have gen secured in truck box. Noise isolation from trailer just one good reason.


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