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Old 04-25-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Generator on bumper?

We are taking a long trip next year. We will need a generator because we will be dry camping. Can we mount a carrier on our bumper to carry a generator? The one we are looking at weights about 119 lbs. Several companies make an attachment that hooks around your bumper and it has a hitch receiver that you attach the carrier to. Will the bumper support that kind of weight? We have the tracer 2800rld. I would welcome RV guys input. Thanks in advance. Bob
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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man thats a future istic model re your signature ! 2102 tracer 2800rld !

Any way your bumper wont support much more than your spare tire .

check with your dealer or the factory but doing what you've asked will most likely void the warranty !
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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No, you will rip the bumper right off the frame.
The only way to carry anything at the back is to fabricate a subframe that attaches securely to the frame, and distributes the weight forward from the very rear. Unfortunately, that will void your frame warranty, not that the warranty is worth much anyway!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I spent a small fortune (ok a few hundred bucks) building a home for our generator and mounting it on a 500 pound rated aluminum framework with steel supports that went back to the frame. I was so proud!

When I went to put the "blue boy" on the rack I made, I almost freaked out that the bumper end caps popped off right in the driveway.

The bumper was twisting right off the frame welds

Generator Mount - FAIL

Took photos and spent the next weekend taking it all apart.

Everything lives in the truck now.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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Technically putting a rack on your bumper will void your frame warranty.

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Technically putting a rack on your bumper will void your frame warranty.

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I put mine in the front of the truck bed secured with a tie down and padlocked in.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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I haul mine on my snowmobile trailer with our four wheelers behind a second vehicle !
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I put mine in the front of the truck bed secured with a tie down and padlocked in.
We have an expedition. No truck bed.
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I would put a front receiver and rack on your expedition. $161! Curt Front Mount Class III Receivers - JCWhitney
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