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Old 06-15-2012, 10:52 AM
desertjack desertjack is offline
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Default rear platform for trailer

Hi All,
I have a 2011 HIdeout 26RLS and would like to add a rear platform to hold a generator. Has anyone added one and if so how did you do it ? I know that some units that cost more than ours have a slide out rear platfrom but ours doesn't so I'd like to add one if possible.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:14 PM
Halibutman214 Halibutman214 is offline
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Everytime I see a post like this the image of that rear bumper that someone put nothing more than a bike rack on pops into my mind. If you didn't see it do a search.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:31 PM
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Ever watch the rear end of a TT bounce when going over RR tracks? IMO think about a front mount hitch on TV, and put it there.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:26 PM
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If it’s *just* a generator, there may be room at the front end next to the battery. I have a single battery (for now) and the space next to it is large enough for my Yamaha EF2000iS.

If you’re looking to mount anything larger, you’ll need some serious welding to handle all that bouncing out back.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:43 PM
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Not recommended. TT bumpers are rated at 200 lbs and the force of the bouncing generator could wreck the bumper and the generator.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:30 PM
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Howdy All;

A friend of mine had a mount made for Her TV. slides into a 2'
hitch reciever mount she had weilded to the FRONT of Her van.

Only a suggestion ...

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:43 PM
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just remember that thing on the back of your trailer is NOT a bumper. It is a sewer pipe holder/storage device! Unforetunetly, that's about all it's good for or rated to carry w/o reinforcement. They usually aren't even a square tube, they are often a folded up and seam welded piece of sheet metal!

I cut mine off, then welded on a 4.5" square x 3/16" thick square tube using full penetation welds on the attachment to the frame and reinforcing gussetts. Now I can carry bikes or my motorcycle.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:06 AM
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Default thanks very much

Thanks to all who replied to my post. I really appreciate all the responses. The reason I asked about this is that I saw a trailer some yrs ago with a platform out back and a generator on it BUT maybe this is not a good way to go so into "file 13" it shall go !!

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:43 AM
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Don't attach it JUST to your bumper. You can weld the receiver to an extension and weld extension to the frame. I've seen it before and that's the way the dealer was going to attach one for me..... until he quoted me the cost. Anyway, that's my project for the summer allowing me to use the added platform for storage. Looks very similar to an aluminum "box" but it's actually a storage bin sitting across the back end of my camper. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:51 AM
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Correct! There is nothing wrong with putting a platform on the back but you have to have it done properly. As is discussed above, most TT bumpers are nothing more than sheet metal bent to form a cover of the frames. If you decide to go the rear platform mount route, thats fine, just have someone that has structural welding experience do it and make sure it is welded to the main frame I beams. Overkill is neccessary with the stress bouncing will place on the receiver. It can be done, but do it right or you will be out a genny and maybe cause damage to the TT and who ever is following you when it lets go.

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