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Old 08-27-2019, 06:36 AM   #1
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Cargo rack mounted on bumper or frame?

Hello all, I need to install a cargo rack on the back of my 2015 Eagle 314 TSBH travel trailer. I've been looking into mounting a receiver on the bumper but sounds like it will not be able to carry much weight. I would like to mount the rack directly to the frame so I can put my Honda eu3000 generator on it. Does anyone know where I can purchase a frame mounted rack for my trailer? Thanks
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #2
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I went to a welding shop and they welded square bar to my frame and extended them far enough to mount a custom cargo rack. Had the cargo rack built for the width of the bars and have a great rack for storing stuff. Only cost a couple hundred bucks total.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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I went to a welding shop and they welded square bar to my frame and extended them far enough to mount a custom cargo rack. Had the cargo rack built for the width of the bars and have a great rack for storing stuff. Only cost a couple hundred bucks total.
I did the same for my receiver hitch for my bike rack. Don't attach anything to the bumper, weld to the frame.
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I been looking into this company so I can carry a 3500 watt gen set on the back of my 145RB I don't want the gas smell in the SUV. I like the reinforcement brackets and the receiver hitch mount. The tray is nice but I like The Harbor Freight Mobility carrier with the ramp. Its wide enough to accommodate a 3.5 generator and you can push it up the ramp instead of lifting a 100 pounds. depending on the wheel size it may require some additional slates or just deck over the ramp with a piece of plywood. while I not "old" yet I'm starting to realize that after the 30th anniversary of my 25th birthday I need to work smarter not harder.


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I ordered mine with the class 3 hitch,still only rated for 300 lbs so I may weld it to the frame.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:17 PM   #6
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I also had a 2" receiver hitch welded to my frame. They added gusset plates, to reinforce the attachment points. It's been rock solid. I can mount various things this way.
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There's an article in this month's Trailer Life magazine about securing a cargo carrying tray to the rear bumper of RV's. It's titled Securely Behind, but I'm not finding it on their website. Might be worth your time to read.
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Thanks everyone, I'm leaning towards having a custom frame mounted rack made for my trailer. I would hate to arrive at a campground only to find out my $2000 Honda generator bailed out somewhere along the route.
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Thanks everyone, I'm leaning towards having a custom frame mounted rack made for my trailer. I would hate to arrive at a campground only to find out my $2000 Honda generator bailed out somewhere along the route.
Sounds like a good plan. Please post some pictures when complete.

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