Originally Posted by SULTINI
I think everybody should lighten up. I also think he knows better than to carry gens on the bumper and is awaiting ideas such as extending the frame past the bumper to handle the weight. I could be wrong I have been wrong many times before.
You're exactly right. I have my doubts that the bumper metal could handle the rigors of travel with a 300-pound load even with two reinforced points connected directly to the frame. However, I'm not convinced that the frame, itself, can't handle 300-pounds with two points bolted directly to the frame (even as thin as it is), which means each point bolted to the frame has to handle half the 300-pound load, or 150 pounds.
As I said before, all my assumptions have to be tested to determine whether they're true or false. And those tests would be under very controlled circumstances. I'm not about to put anyone at risk on a highway to find out if I'm wrong or not.
And if 2 receivers bolted to the frame can't do the job, then I may have to get a welder to reinforce the frame to support 4, 6, or 8 receivers until I have enough to do the job.
But most of you guys have the attitude, seemingly, that there isn't a solution.
I reject that notion.