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Old 05-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #51
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Spare tire might be hit in a tight rh turn or in jackknifing back in a site.
Not only that, but what about the WDH brackets?
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #52
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Not only that, but what about the WDH brackets?
The guy at the dealership told me the wrong ball size, so I had to go to autozone and buy a regular hitch. I did not run the wdh and trailer towed just fine even in winds. I am limited to about 60mph due to aerodynamics of the jeep/trailer combo. I think the equalizer might still fit, but I sent it back and have had no problems with a regular hitch thusfar.

Will keep posted.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #53
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The guy at the dealership told me the wrong ball size, so I had to go to autozone and buy a regular hitch. I did not run the wdh and trailer towed just fine even in winds. I am limited to about 60mph due to aerodynamics of the jeep/trailer combo. I think the equalizer might still fit, but I sent it back and have had no problems with a regular hitch thusfar.

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You better hope you never tow with a side wind without some sort of sway control. You will get a real up close look at "the tail wagging the dog". Don't ask how I know.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #54
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And even that is a little scary, all things considered.
That is why I chopped the extra inch out between the spare tire and the mount. Then moved the mount out closer to one of the frame rails.
No wobble!
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #55
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Has been about 800 miles on the road so far with no issues. Nice to have the genny at rest stops for running a/c. No issues with clearance on spare mounted under tongue as of yet.

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Old 06-23-2013, 02:09 PM   #56
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generator mount

I took a mount that curt makes for the rear bumpers of travel trailers, designed for 4 " square tubing. no welding involved. then i went to onan & got a 2600 lp generator, took & fabricated a plate for it to bolt to & attached it to a reciever extenion tube & slid it into the curt hitch. then i ran a 12 volt wire from my panel to the gen set , protected by a auto reset 12 volt fuse , ran a gas line from under my trailer to the gen set . then ran the 120 volt wiring to an interior recepticle , made modifications where i could use shore power or generator power depending on which plug i used. topped it off with a remote control to start & stop it from inside the trailer, nice at night when u are watching tv from the bed. i cna give you more detailed instructions if you need, but i have used this set up on 4 different trailers since 2001 without any problems.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #57
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I have a yamaha 2400 gen and I put it INSIDE the camper. Never had any smell (other than bacon) inside and I don't worry about my camper bumper or frame. Worry free is the way to go!! If our campers were intended to carry a generator on the bumper there would be a special place for it back there. Remember: Weight x arm=moment. 75 pound gen 36 inches aft equalls 2700 inch pounds.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #58
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...Remember: Weight x arm=moment. 75 pound gen 36 inches aft equals 2700 inch pounds.
2700 lb/inches = 225 lb/ft or a good sized person bouncing on the back bumper.
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2700 lb/inches = 225 lb/ft or a good sized person bouncing on the back bumper.
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