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Old 05-10-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Spare tire

I would like to be able to carry a generator, can I replace the spare tire bracket with a rack to carry a 125 pound load.
The under belly of camper is enclosed, can not see the frame to see how sturdy it is..

I have a 2005 28 foot Grand Surveyor.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:15 PM   #2
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I would not recommend it. Lots of threads here on this topic.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:19 PM   #3
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I would not recommend it. Lots of threads here on this topic.

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Old 05-10-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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What kind of tow vehicle do you have?

If a truck or SUV then perhaps a front mounted receiver could be installed. People carry bikes and small motorcycles up there. A generator should not be a big deal.

Just don't forget about it (as you can't see it while driving) and crunch it into something!

And I agree anything heavier than a spare tire or couple of bikes should not be mounted on the rear of a trailer.
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Thank you, I have a 2007 Ford expedition, has any one done this my vehicle??

Hadn't thought of this, many years ago I had a PU that I had a rack on the front,for a dirt bike, but had METAL bumper then..
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many years ago I had a PU that I had a rack on the front,for a dirt bike, but had METAL bumper then..
Might require some custom fabrication or at least some serious research. Would not mount to the bumper but to the frame underneath. Might go in the holes where the tow hooks would mount.

Maybe.

Any case, I have seen these front receivers on trucks and they have been discussed here on FRF.
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