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Bumper Extension And Generator Addition I'm now fully self-contained

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:15 AM

Looks great! I hope you plan on putting a lock of some sort on it?
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:40 AM

View Postpuffer, on Nov 23 2008, 08:15 AM, said:

Looks great! I hope you plan on putting a lock of some sort on it?



I bolted our gen thru the wood, then welded the nuts.. The only way to remove the gen is with an air cut off grinder.. But my gen is dedicated to the rv..

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:08 PM

View Postpuffer, on Nov 23 2008, 07:15 AM, said:

Looks great! I hope you plan on putting a lock of some sort on it?


Thanks for thinking about that! doh

But I already had it covered. thumbleft

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:20 PM

Have you noticed any change in the way the trailer tows with the added length and weight? I have a Kipor 3000W that I'd like to mount to the back of mine but was considering bolting it to the tongue since the 310BHS has the propane tanks in the side of the trailer. I am worried that adding it to the back will cause bounce.
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:23 AM

View PostDub, on Dec 8 2008, 03:20 PM, said:

Have you noticed any change in the way the trailer tows with the added length and weight? I have a Kipor 3000W that I'd like to mount to the back of mine but was considering bolting it to the tongue since the 310BHS has the propane tanks in the side of the trailer. I am worried that adding it to the back will cause bounce.


Nope, it appears as nothing changed in the towing department. I completed a 1400 mile trip over Thanksgiving, which included driving Highway 1 from Morro Bay to San Francisco, through the city across the Golden Gate Bridge, and back onto Highway 1 to Casini Ranch. and back down to Southern California via Highway 101 and through Los Angeles (again) and home. It worked great, but unfortunately I never once got the chance to fire up the generatorl
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:53 PM

That's good news, I will be adding this to mine come spring!
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:42 AM

Nice job. I really like what you did. However, being that you 'set back' the bumber will the trailer lights need to be relocated? We have a state inspection law in virginia and I guess I need to ask an inspector. I would really like someplace other than in the back of the truck to put my smoker,cooler,gen,or other camping stuff.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:03 AM

View Postn2striper, on Dec 14 2008, 04:42 AM, said:

Nice job. I really like what you did. However, being that you 'set back' the bumper will the trailer lights need to be relocated? We have a state inspection law in Virginia and I guess I need to ask an inspector. I would really like someplace other than in the back of the truck to put my smoker,cooler,gen,or other camping stuff.


Yeah, that's crossed my mind. But in my 1400 mile journey over Thanksgiving, I passed and was passed by a number of officers of the law, yet I wasn't ticketed (yet). It would be fairly easy to put two additional lights on the bumper and have them wired into the existing turn signal/brake lights on the OB. But I'll continue to press my luck until I get a "fix-it" ticket. :D
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:23 PM

Very nice job!!! We thought about doing something like that but we ended up buying the two Honda 2000 generators and now we won't even use them because we have parked the OB in a seasonal spot. I'll hang on to the generators for future use though, we will probably take it to a race or two next year or so when the economy turns around.
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