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Old 09-14-2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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The total amount I can carry is 250lbs, I am assuming this does not include the weight of the cargo assembly. What I plan to carry are bikes, extra tent, tent canopy, stuff that can't in the trailer or the small opening of my cargo hold. But mostly light weight items and items you don't want inside trailer.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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Rather than add extra weight to the rear of my 5er & throw off the pin weight, I decided to look at the other end of the equation.
Will test this arrangement this weekend with a 300 mile trip to the Allegheny National Forest to watch the leaves change.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #13
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Rather than add extra weight to the rear of my 5er & throw off the pin weight, I decided to look at the other end of the equation.
Will test this arrangement this weekend with a 300 mile trip to the Allegheny National Forest to watch the leaves change.
Wow that looks like it will cut a lot of the cooling/air flow from the rad and oil cooler.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #14
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Wow that looks like it will cut a lot of the cooling/air flow from the rad and oil cooler.
You canít really see from the pic but there is 7Ē between the generator & the grill & more than a foot on each side.
I took it for a 20 min spin around town doing 30-40 mph with several traffic lights & the temp gauge stayed @ normal.
80% of the trip this weekend will be @ 60mph so I think there shouldnít be a problem.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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Also the sticker on the P/U shows a front GAWR of 5600 lbs. From the CAT scale with two passengers the Steer Axle weight was 4700 lbs.
The hitch, rack & generator adds 200 lbs +/-.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #16
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Thats a big gen! Are you powering the whole campsite????
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:31 PM   #17
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Rather than add extra weight to the rear of my 5er & throw off the pin weight, I decided to look at the other end of the equation.
Will test this arrangement this weekend with a 300 mile trip to the Allegheny National Forest to watch the leaves change.
That's the way to carry additional stuff "safely", asking for trouble in the rear unless camper outfitted from the factory to handle it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #18
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Welded receiver on rear of fifth wheel for bikes
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:52 AM   #19
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I put a bike rack back there when I first got my camper and it was a "around the spare tire type." When I lost my bumper caps on the second leg I realized it was twisting the square bumper so much it was popping the rubber caps out.

Now when I travel with the bikes they are in the front of the truck.
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Before the weld assembly, my bumper caps were coming off. I have been out four times with bikes on rear. Caps now stay on. I also moved the spare tire closer to where the frame and bumper meet.
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