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Old 07-24-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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I have a 2015 Wildcat Maxx 28RKX.
The unit has a platform/spare tire carrier on the rear. I am planning on removing the spare tire, lowering the platform and securing with the pins provided. I plan to mount a Champion generator that weighs approximately 100lbs. My concern is the "bouncing" going down the road. The factory says the platform is rated 150lbs. Does anyone out there have experience/recommendations about this.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:28 AM   #2
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I suspect if it came from the factory with a fold down rack that is rated for 150# then 100# shouldn't be an issue. Is the rack solely mounted to the bumper or the frame?
Many factory racks mount to the frame.

It's the folks who add something aftermarket to bumpers that have issues.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:59 AM   #3
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Try running the generator on that platform be for you mount it. When I did mine there was to much vibration and it made a lot of noise inside the trailer.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:18 AM   #4
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I suggest you place something that has little value that weighs about 100lbs on the rack then have someone tow it down a typical road and follow it. Then make your decision. Based on my experience being behind items ( bikes/gensets) on the back of TT/5ers I would not do it.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:57 AM   #5
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I have a 2015 Wildcat Maxx 28RKX.
The unit has a platform/spare tire carrier on the rear.
Again... it depends on the rack.
These are the folding racks on many Flagstaffs/Rockwoods that come factory equipped.
I would not be afraid to load it to the rated capacity and use it as intended.
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I agree with FLYBOB, I built mine and I haul firewood, bikes, and sometimes extra propane bottles. I have had my friends follow me and said that everything rides smooth, but I have seen some that I was afraid to follow because the bounced around to much.
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