Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:43 PM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:12 PM
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:19 PM
Not unless you reinforce it with some extra gussets and a god welder. It would bounce up and down and eventually rip off your bumper. You cant even monut a bike rack off the back unless you beef it up or that too will be highway debris.
Wow. Thanks for the feedback. Thought I might be asking for trouble.
Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:35 PM
2003 25RS-S Equal-i-zer/ActivatorIII/Atwood 3500#
Yamaha ef2600c w/lp conversion/ 2 exide 145 gc2 6 volt batteries/LED conversion
Central New York
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:31 PM
Search around the site a bit, and you will find several very effective solutions to your idea. There are some pretty sharp people in the family.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:57 PM
2006 Outback 31RQS, Reese Dual-Cam
1999 K2500 Suburban SLT, 7.4L, 4.10, Prodigy
Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:33 PM
Assuming you make the mount strong enough (which is certainly possibly), you still have to worry about the potentially drastic and dangerous change to the tongue weight.
A 150 lb gen with a 75 lb mount/bumper removed only 80 lbs off of the tongue weight on my rig to let you know. But like Dan says, if you are at a 10-12% percent tongue weight right now, could be in trouble with a new bumper and generator.
What is your present tongue weight right now?
Posted 24 December 2007 - 01:07 AM
Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:17 AM
2006 Outback 28RSDS - Desert Rose
Reese Dual-Cam, Prodigy
2005 F-250 Diesel
Posted 25 December 2007 - 07:21 AM
04 Nissan Armada
05 26RS Outback
Reese WD Friction SC, Prodigy
Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:38 PM
Hi Tim, definitely not to the bumper as everyone has already mentioned. We mount the setup shown on a receiver welded to the back of the Outback. Our hitch setup is pictured in the CAD model. A junk yard hitch section, some ¼” plate, a torch, and a welder are needed. If you can get one mounted for $200 then go for it unless you have tools and time for steel work. Several have accomplished the same type setup in other equally effective ways.
I was actually thinking of doing something very similar to this for mounting a generator on the back of our 25RSS. I am going to weld to the frame in a similar manner as shown in the drawing. However, I was also planning on welding the 2" receiver to the bottom of the bumper. Not so much for weight support, but just for stability. We are planning on getting a Yamaha 3000 and I am a little concerned that having a 200lb load (generator plus rack) hanging off such a long, unsupported span might be a problem. I imagine it gets pretty rough and bouncy back there and there would be quite a bit of torsional stress on the tow bar. Hate to have the setup fail while I was driving down the road. Probably not nearly as much as the person behind me that suddenly has a 150 lb generator flying at them.
Also a bit concerned about tongue weight (25RSS is a bit light here to begin with) though I plan on compensating as much as possible for this with how I load the trailer.
Any thoughts? Advice?
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