Originally Posted by meck51
It sounds like you have done your homework on it so far and have experience towing, so no need to tell you your business.
Your original idea goes in the right direction for what you want, but you are doing something that would take some work to undo ( I realize your situation and that you are capable but it's still work to cut off, clean up and repaint).
Not sure of your set up, but have you considered putting a tool box on the a frame? You could store all of your set up aides there, ie leveling blocks, wood, wheel chocks etc. Maybe you could beef up your DC electric system by adding a new battery tray and second battery?
Just throwing some ideas at you, if your gonna add weight it may as well be functional.
Tool box has already been installed!
My plans to attach the weight would be to weld angle Iron on the underside, on the inside of the frame up against the frame and drill in tap 6-8 holes on the inside of the frame to bolt the weight on. Allowing for quick easy removal. I have also relocated the spare tire from the back bumper where it was originally to under the tool box as well... The second battery has been a thought for a while, and will definitely happen at some point.