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Johnnydo2

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Posted: 08/01/21 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought a 20' travel trailer and want to mount a box on back bumper for my 3200w Firman generator to run the generator in.
I need to know where to find such a box and accessories.
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Posted: 08/01/21 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sometimes carry my Firman 2000W genny on a HF cargo carrier mounted to my truck trailer hitch and other times carry it in the bed and I have seen similar cargo carriers mounted behind TT. They may have a hitch on the trailer or bolt the carrier to the bumper. I have a thick Honda cover for my Firman and then wrap it in large black garbage bag if suspect wet conditions. Carry the accessories in a small rubber mate container inside the camper shell.

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Posted: 08/01/21 01:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Running it like that makes it louder and vibrates the trailer.

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Posted: 08/01/21 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check tractor supply or harbor freight.

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Posted: 08/01/21 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine weighs less than 50lbs and I place it away from the truck/trailer usually on a small sturdy stool or campground table off the ground. Maybe OP can find a large rubbermaid like container for the firman just for carrying purpose and use it on a cargo carrier. I use different size rubbermaids for storage and they work great. I have seen boxes like he wants on the internet using Google search. To each his own

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Posted: 08/01/21 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Google "travel trailer generator mount"


Maybe one of these will work for you.

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Looks like that weighs 92 lbs dry. Figure 100 with fuel. Looking at the leverage a platform like the one pictured above would have, I would not hang that on a flimsy trailer bumper. I would suggest a trailer hitch welded to the frame.

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Posted: 08/02/21 02:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Exposed generators attract THIEVES !

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canoe on top wrote:

Looks like that weighs 92 lbs dry. Figure 100 with fuel. Looking at the leverage a platform like the one pictured above would have, I would not hang that on a flimsy trailer bumper. I would suggest a trailer hitch welded to the frame.


In addition to the 100 lbs, add the platform weight. No way would I consider the idea.





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Posted: 08/02/21 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seon wrote:

Google "travel trailer generator mount"


Maybe one of these will work for you.

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I like the A-frame mounted one. It adds to your tongue weight (as long as the truck has sufficient payload), which is generally a good thing for towing.

On the rear bumper of a 20ft trailer, be sure to check the tongue weight. If it's OK but borderline, that may reduce the tongue weight enough to make towing unstable.

Assuming 150lb with the mount and cover...it could easily be taking 100lb off the tongue weight.

If the trailer weighs in at say 4000lb loaded with a 450lb hitch weight (11.25%) and you drop it to 350lb suddenly you are at 8.75%. 10% is the typical break point where things get squirrely. Though higher is better.

It tends to be less of a concern on larger trailers. A 9000lb trailer with 11.25% tongue with will be 1012lb...lose 100lb and it's still at 10.1%. (5th wheels with 20-25% pin weight and wheels placed further back, tend to be even less affected).

As someone else mentioned, the rear bumper is not a structural member, so I wouldn't trust it to support much of anything.


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