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 Generator placement (Again)

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Freezers-full-in-Alaska

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Generator placement (Again) Mon, 12/26/11 10:34 PM (permalink)
I know this has been talked about I think I re-read them all ,But still stumped
Ok, I have been running for a while with lifting the generator in and out of my Excursion and it's getting to dang heavy (#300) for the wife and I. Now that I bought my own Generator and gave the old back to my friend. I wanted to mount it to the bumper but now I'm having 2nd thoughts ? I have my trailer at my welders shop and he said he would not recommend mounting it on the rear as it would take all the weight off the tongue and it bounches way to much back there. Any thoughts Besides buying a pickup truck He was maybe talking about building a platform on the tongue above the tanks in the front ,But then I would have to re-route the LP lines and tanks
 
Thanks
 
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    Barry Digman

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    Re:Generator placement (Again) Mon, 12/26/11 11:08 PM (permalink)
     
    This is how mine is mounted. The frame and tongue are designed for a rack. If yours isn't then you may have to go vertical. This is a Dreammaker Columbia XL10.
     
     

     
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      Barbeque barn

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      Re:Generator placement (Again) Mon, 12/26/11 11:09 PM (permalink)
      The only way is to put a scale under the tongue and then hold the generator on the rear and see the difference between with/without. I don't think there that much difference.
       
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        THE WILD DOG

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        Re:Generator placement (Again) Mon, 12/26/11 11:32 PM (permalink)
        i only wish I that problem.  
         
        still have to mount and bolt it down, road test it and build a cage around it so no one takes it. OH what fun. not to mention that it is 250 #
         
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          Freezers-full-in-Alaska

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          Re:Generator placement (Again) Mon, 12/26/11 11:43 PM (permalink)
          Barry Digman


           
          This is how mine is mounted. The frame and tongue are designed for a rack. If yours isn't then you may have to go vertical. This is a Dreammaker Columbia XL10.





          Cool!! That's A nice job . I'll print this and show it to him. He just called before I read this and said he could mount it on the front and put the tanks on top he was looking online for stuff also up with this. Thanks for the photos of both

          <message edited by Freezers-full-in-Alaska on Mon, 12/26/11 11:45 PM>
           
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            edwmax

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            Re:Generator placement (Again) Tue, 12/27/11 7:40 AM (permalink)
            Watch out for how much the platform cuts down the turn radius of the trailer.   The length of the tongue is for a reason.   You could crush the gen-set or the corner of the truck if turning real sharp.   ... just my 2 cents ...
             
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