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Old 04-11-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Carrying Generator on Rear of Camper

My camper has a rear 300 lb rated tongue weight 2 inch receiver hitch. I want to get a 2 inch receiver hitch cargo carrier to carry my portable generator on the rear of my camper. My generator weighs about 110 lbs. There is a lot of bounce at the rear of the trailer, especially when the highway gets rough. So, I'm a little concerned about the amount of stress that the cargo carrier would be subjected to. Has anyone had any experience doing something like I'm considering?
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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From what I've seen on the road, there is a significant difference in the bounce at the rear of a trailer between a 5th wheel and a TT. Which do you have?
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I carry a generator and also two 12 volt batteries on the rear carrier of our fifth wheel. Difference is that we have the carrier that is a slider built on the trailer. Have used it since we have owned the trailer. Almost 5 years now. It was rated to carry 250 lbs. I did add some additional straps to enhance the caring ability. I chain the generator down with locks both for theft deterrent and also to keep it from bouncing off. Has worked very well. Personally wouldn't have a trailer without the tray in back.
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I have a fifth-wheel.
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