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Old 05-12-2013, 10:27 AM   #41
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Our old trailer had a heavy rectangular tube frame, how nice that would be today!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #42
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Pics of generator and mount

Mount is a little bigger than the generator so I can bring it up snug with trailer for towing and then pull it out a few inches to run it. Absolutely no flex at all with generator on it and me standing on it and bouncing. I'll keep you posted as to its durability. I will say that noise and vibration are minimal inside the trailer.







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Old 05-12-2013, 07:39 PM   #43
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I have exact same generator, will wait for your responses after you've had it on there for awhile!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #44
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How much ground clearance do you have with the spare mounted like that?
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:11 AM   #45
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Mount is a little bigger than the generator so I can bring it up snug with trailer for towing and then pull it out a few inches to run it. Absolutely no flex at all with generator on it and me standing on it and bouncing. I'll keep you posted as to its durability. I will say that noise and vibration are minimal inside the trailer.






Great mod!!
I'm curious about the tire also. I like that location much better.
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How much ground clearance do you have with the spare mounted like that?
10.5 inches. Axle tube is still lowest point on trailer (at 9 inches). I just cut the mount off and welded it under the tongue. It is such that when you tighten the bolts down completely, the rubber of the tire is pressing against the metal of the tongue so the tire doesn't vibrate any. It is solid.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:29 AM   #47
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Spare tire might be hit in a tight rh turn or in jackknifing back in a site.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:12 AM   #48
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hallie, you may want to weld a reinforcing plate over the welds where the main frame meets the bumper and you added cross piece, as that will be the first place stress cracks begin.
Also, where your angle braces go down to the bottom of the bumper, it looks like you have just butt-welded them to the bumper. It would be a good idea to add some support there as well.
I have been welding and building steel structures my whole life, so my suggestions are only meant to add to your satisfaction with your project.
No criticism intended.
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hallie, you may want to weld a reinforcing plate over the welds where the main frame meets the bumper and you added cross piece, as that will be the first place stress cracks begin.
Also, where your angle braces go down to the bottom of the bumper, it looks like you have just butt-welded them to the bumper. It would be a good idea to add some support there as well.
I have been welding and building steel structures my whole life, so my suggestions are only meant to add to your satisfaction with your project.
No criticism intended.
Thanks for the advice. The 2x2 angle that sits directly in front of the bumper is butt welded to the frame. I cut it so it meets up with the vertical and horizontal parts of frame I beam. I thought about the plate tying all that together, just didn't do it, but would be easy to go back and fix.

I take no criticism, although there is room for some as I am just a hobby welder and slowly getting better at it. Got a pretty good sunburn (weld burn) doing that bumper (won't do that again)
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Spare tire might be hit in a tight rh turn or in jackknifing back in a site.
I think I'll be ok with turns as there is nothing under the jeep till you get to the tires or axle and I won't turn that sharp
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