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Old 08-15-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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generator cargo rack for rear bumper

Does anybody know where i can get a generator cargo rack for the back bumper of my camper. I have a 2000 watt inverter generator. Your help will be much appreciated.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:11 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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Does anybody know where i can get a generator cargo rack for the back bumper of my camper. I have a 2000 watt inverter generator. Your help will be much appreciated.
Doubtful the rear bumper would hold it. There are many stories of people losing bike racks (with bikes attached) because the rear bumpers are so flimsy.

You may want to mount a frame style receiver hitch, and then use an appropriate basket in the receiver.

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Old 08-15-2014, 02:55 PM   #4
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Yes. I agree with Cowracer. Bumpers on RV's will not hold ANYTHING!!

You would need to devise some type of bracket bolted directly to the frame that could support the genny. Much like the roach coaches have mounted.

Other than that, lots of people just carry the small unit in the camper itself and take it out during set up. Just make sure you have a good leash on your pet. They do tend to wander off sometimes.

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Old 08-15-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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No hybrid bumper is capable of carrying the bouncing weight of a loaded cargo platform nor bikes on a rack.
The only safe way is to have a receiver welded to the frame.
But this mod will probably void the frame's warranty.
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I just had a receiver welded to my frame on my 5r. I wanted to put my 1200 powerhorse generator on it. The shop that did it said I could put or tow anything now with the new receiver. A friend told me there was any article in trailer life last month that said something about NOT putting a generator on the rear of a 5r but I can't find it
I am also thinking of putting a camera on the back so I can see behind me when traveling or backing.
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I'm feeling really good about my Wildcat Maxx as it has a 250 lbs ( weight limit) metal foldable rack welded to the rear frame. Only thing Wildcat did wrong was put the 30 amp connector behind the rack so you have to lower it to connect the trailer to shore power. My guess is the rack was an "after thought" and became an option after the trailer was designed and in production.
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This discussion thread is in the Expandable/Hybrid trailer section.
These trailers do NOT have the beefier frames/bumpers that most 5ers have.
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This discussion thread is in the Expandable/Hybrid trailer section.
These trailers do NOT have the beefier frames/bumpers that most 5ers have.
5er's in the ultra lite or lite wt category should also be includes in NOT adding anything to the frames or bumpers. If it has a welded I beam frame, DO NOT ADD anything behind the axles.
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5er's in the ultra lite or lite wt category should also be includes in NOT adding anything to the frames or bumpers. If it has a welded I beam frame, DO NOT ADD anything behind the axles.
Here is a Coachman Lite with( 4) 3/8 bolts thru the sheet metal bumper outer side holding a Honda 3000 gen! Youroo!!
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