Originally Posted by OldCoot
With a cut off wheel on a 4"/4-1/2" grinder, skip welds are easy to cut.
That is my plan... quick and easy. Especially with how the frame is rounded on the corner where it will meet the plate there will be a nice void to fill with the weld, and like you said easy to cut... So my plan will be to stitch/skip weld as you mentioned.
Below are some pics of the plate just laying in position for now. It is in the garage drying from the numerous coats of paint from last night. Should be able to weld it on Saturday some time.
For those asking about shifting weight forward, I have a bunk house model and all that is rearward of my axles is the bunk house, and all that is stored in the bunk house is some towels and blankets, not enough to make a difference...
I do plan to add a second battery after my first trip or two out with just the plate installed.
I want to be able to load the rear kitchen, primarily the fridge, with whatever I want and not worry about it being too light on the tongue. I also tow a single jet ski behind with maybe 50 pounds of tongue weight...
Fairly confident the addition of the plate alone will be a major improvement!