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Old 08-09-2016, 07:57 AM   #11
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Yeah, we looked into that. It's a very heavy frame and bracket area. Like I said my wife followed and we have no flex or torque while driving.

We also bought one of the nicest, well built, lightest racks I have ever seen. So we have about 90 lbs total.


I just can't foresee any problems but I know anything can happen at anytime. Will just always be vigilant.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:05 AM   #12
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Heavy duty 'welds' will not matter if the bumper itself is tin metal that moves and flexes and will over time come apart. Your generator will end up in the middle of the road smashed up.

on my last camper, I cut off the original 'bumper' and had super welded on and braced to the frame a 4x4 square steel pipe (yes you can get one that matches up to the original size or the bumper).
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:21 AM   #13
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I'm happy with my setup. Works great and no flex.. But I'll never haul a generator on it either. later ya'll..


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Old 08-09-2016, 08:31 AM   #14
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My solution was a 2" receiver on the front of the truck, with a platform for the bikes, generator, whatever. Works great and you can keep an eye on things as you travel. Did it for 2 years and would do it again if needed.


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Heavy duty 'welds' will not matter if the bumper itself is tin metal that moves and flexes and will over time come apart. Your generator will end up in the middle of the road smashed up.

on my last camper, I cut off the original 'bumper' and had super welded on and braced to the frame a 4x4 square steel pipe (yes you can get one that matches up to the original size or the bumper).
Les, maybe you confused the OP, who didn't specify exactly what he was going to do, with dwayneb, who discussed "heavy duty welds." Dwayneb didn't just beef up the welds; he also said, "and also added flat steel and angle for reinforcement."

7000 miles seems like a pretty good endorsement to me. I've had a similar receiver put on my last 2 TT's; I've got 1000 miles on my Mini Lite so far and I probably put 2500 miles on my Roo.

It CAN be done; just need to do it correctly.
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I'm thinking that was for the original poster. I also thought he was talking to me and it finally registered when he said something about a generator.


I had of course posted a smart A** response as is my nature but removed if for this reason...
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Got 3yrs. On mine, no problems. Welder said its good enough to pull a boat. I just need it for my bikes.
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My solution was a 2" receiver on the front of the truck, with a platform for the bikes, generator, whatever. Works great and you can keep an eye on things as you travel. Did it for 2 years and would do it again if needed.


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I had never thought about putting receiver on front of truck. My receiver hitch came from the factory with a 50lb hitch. I will look at that


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The frame on the camper has 2-12in I-beams that run from the back all the way to the front
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The frame on the camper has 2- 12in. I. Beams. That run all the way from the front all the way back to the rear and I was going to cut the bumper off and weld straight to the frame
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