Originally Posted by ssyrett
I have a rockwood Ultra lite 5th. Replaced the original bumper (very thin) with a 3/16" 4X4 for $100 dollars (my son bolted and welded)plus $80 for a Curt hitch. A bit more weight but I compensate by carrying the spare in the truck. I tow a boat or carry a bike rack.
Funny you should say. I am hardheaded and went with a 3/16 4x4 square tube as well. Ran 1" square tube under the 4x4 tube and welded to the frame rail. Also ran a 2x2 angle right in front of the 4x4 bumper and welded all of this up. Took spare tire off and welded the spare tire carrier under the tongue of the trailer (axle is still low point of the vehicle).
I am fabricating the generator mount tomorrow. Will post pics and let you know how it goes. Generator is about 150 lbs with gas and will be centered 9" behind the bumper. Hopefully with everything solidly welded and not sticking out too far, it will be OK. I will watch things very carefully.