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Old 12-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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I am interested in mounting a Champion 4000 remote start generator in my 33ft Cedar Creek Silverback 5th wheel. Has any one done this and how?
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Bump this thread, only because I have exactly the same question ..

I was thinking of having a welder mount a class 5 hitch to the frame of TT and use a utility rack to mount the generator.. Thoughts?
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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I was thinking of having a welder mount a class 5 hitch to the frame of TT and use a utility rack to mount the generator.. Thoughts?
seems like that should be plenty strong
while you and the welder are down under there
((after reading some other threads around here))
check out your trailer frame
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stress cracks etc etc

time to take note possibly
a little extra reinforcing
may be worth the money at this time

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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I am interested in mounting a Champion 4000 remote start generator in my 33ft Cedar Creek Silverback 5th wheel. Has any one done this and how?


I have been considering the same but I have seen many with one receiver and it is really wobbly.
I then started looking at mounting 2 receivers that will hold a platform ($99) to place my generator on. Harbor Frieght had a great aluminum one that can be easily modified.
Aluminum Hitch Cargo Carrier - 500 Lb. Capacity

A little modification welding can mae it very stable.
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no wonder they are killing us !!!
can not beat that THING for a hundred dollars
showed off well by -- Pat here

yes
if and when I need one I will be buying one
but
I would still be willing to pay two hundred dollars
if
it was made in the USA
bet we could build one and sell it for 150 ??

come on where are those factories
somebody put a call in to Obama Mama

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no wonder they are killing us !!!

can not beat that THING for a hundred dollars
showed off well by -- Pat here

yes
if and when I need one I will be buying one
but
I would still be willing to pay two hundred dollars
if
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bet we could build one and sell it for 150 ??

come on where are those factories
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I have one of those, and they're waay cheezier than they look. The corners are plastic, abnd already showing small cracks. I had to grind the end of the tube down to get it into the receiver.

It works okay, but I doubt if I'd put a genny on it.

I use it when I go Jeep camping, and only carry sleeping bags and such on it.

I also bought the cover, which, IMO, was made better than the carrier.

You can catch it on sale for $69.95 quite often.
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seems like that should be plenty strong
while you and the welder are down under there
((after reading some other threads around here))
check out your trailer frame
for
stress cracks etc etc
Our trailer is brand new, I am now quite nervous about welding anything to the frame that might stress it further after reading the other threads regarding stress cracks and failures. I am also thinking that if I do weld anything to the frame it could void any warranty I do have on the TT. Thoughts?

The bottom of our TT is enclosed, kind of difficult to inspect the frame, how do I know if I have a frame that is suseptable to these stress failures?

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