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Old 06-23-2018, 02:57 PM   #1
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My 29RE front baggage area does not seem to be strong enough to put anything heavy in it other than spare tire...could it be reinforced to handle two 2000w inverter generators???
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi,


I have no apprehension about putting weight in the front compartment of my Silverback, and in the first year I had it, I carried two Honda 2000s in there.



But I was always a little troubled by the gas fume potential, even though it was largely theoretical. So now my air compressor, spare hoses, BBQ grill, screen enclosure, and other stuff rides there. While it may not be exactly equivalent in weight, those items approach the weight of the Hondas.


And now in my third year of heavy use, I see no distortion of the floor or other signs of stress.


Hope this helps you decide how to proceed.


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Old 06-23-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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The front compartment was originally designed for a generator. If no genny is ordered the compartment has a cheap sheet metal floor dropped in.
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I carried four six volt batteries in there plus a 2500 watt inverter plus some other stuff
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I had the same concern, but have carried a lot of stuff in there, pancake compressor, coolers with ice, cases of drinks, etc. No issues.
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My 29RE front baggage area does not seem to be strong enough to put anything heavy in it other than spare tire...could it be reinforced to handle two 2000w inverter generators???
I cut a sheet of 1/4 plywood to cover the floor. It spans the support members and is substantial enough to hold the weight of stuff I store there.
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I cut a sheet of 1/4 plywood to cover the floor. It spans the support members and is substantial enough to hold the weight of stuff I store there.


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X3...1/4" ply --caulked around perimeter then carpeted....Carry big tool box jack and small fridge ++++++ No PROBS in 4 yrs
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Correction - I used 1/2 inch plywood
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I added another angle iron under the area. It was 1/8" plastic on 12" o.c. angles. Plus the existing angles were dribble welded. (those are the ones you don't show your friends when you are learning to weld).
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