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Old 02-26-2014, 08:06 PM   #131
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Plus it may interfere with the front window awning.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:48 PM   #132
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Might be good for unruly children/grandchildren ...
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:49 PM   #133
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Looks like a P.I.A. to turn your propane on and off. And another 40+ lbs. of tongue weight.
Excellent point about the propane... there's even an FAQ on that, which says
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The platform adjusts up to 12" fore and aft, and can easily be lifted off the supports if more clearance is needed.
"Easily" is, of course, a relative term. Propane tank access probably wouldn't be so bad if not using a tank cover.

As for the weight: alas, it is not even that "light"...
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It weighs 69 pounds, almost entirely carried as hitch weight.

The location is clever, and one FiberglassRV member uses this location for a bike rack (which of course has serious clearance issues to check). I declined to buy a used trailer which I saw, in part because of the spare mounted in this location (more crudely) to free up the bumper area for a cargo box.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:06 PM   #134
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So the carrier weighs 69 lbs. plus the weight of the generator?

I carry my generator inside the trailer or the tow vehicle. In the trailer I move it forward or aft depending on where I need the weight. I've had no issue with gasoline fumes since the vent on the Honda can be closed.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:29 PM   #135
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How about this cargo carrier from Camping World ..
I like the concept, but would be a bit concerned about the weight of the unit, plus the load it carries.
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I think the idea is dumber than a box of hammers.
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Heavier too.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:59 PM   #138
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So the carrier weighs 69 lbs. plus the weight of the generator?
Apparently, yes. They're only selling the rack, so the generator is just a prop for the photo, and the spec is for just the rack. The rear/main support tubes are 1/8" wall steel tube... I don't think it's a featherweight design, and to be fair it is intended to handle a significant load on top.

A lighter rack for a light box for odds and ends might be reasonable.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:11 AM   #139
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I think the idea is dumber than a box of hammers.
I have had my thoughts called worse things, I guess.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:33 AM   #140
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Noooooooo not you, Jimbo, the rack. The rack!... is IMHO the dumb idea. Jeez!
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