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Old 04-25-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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I have got a smaller generator that I want to take with us. We dive a Subaru Outback, and could put it inside, but the gas fumes would be a problem. I have looked into a hitch mounted carrier for the back of the trailer, but I am concerned that the bouncing of the rack will break the metal of the bike rack receiver through fatigue. There is no room on the trailer hitch area. Any ideas?

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:44 PM   #2
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One possibility is to add something like this: Larger image at Big Picture. This is on the "Greyt Escape". Or, check with Reace for the status of the forthcoming fiberglass storage box...


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Old 04-25-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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I transport my Honda 1000 inside the trailer. With the gas vent closed, I have noticed no issues with gas fumes.
Once at camp it is either outside if we're at camp or it is in the back of the RAV.
It was in the RAV for all of our week-long trip to Campbell River. I never noticed any fumes.
And, I keep it inside the trailer when we are at home between trips. No issues.

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but I am concerned that the bouncing of the rack will break the metal of the bike rack receiver through fatigue.
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The bike rack receiver looks exactly like the receiver on the vehicle for the trailer hitch and I'm sure is just as strong. So, no worries, be happy.

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I have got a smaller generator that I want to take with us. We dive a Subaru Outback, and could put it inside, but the gas fumes would be a problem. I have looked into a hitch mounted carrier for the back of the trailer, but I am concerned that the bouncing of the rack will break the metal of the bike rack receiver through fatigue. There is no room on the trailer hitch area. Any ideas?

Jerry
There would be no problem with a properly mounted bike rack receiver. Think of the weight and torque placed on it (by design) with 2-4 bikes slung off the back. A small generator on a sturdy hitch mounted carrier would hardly compare (as long as you didn't surpass the weight limit of your carrier). Good place for it! The other solution is to covert your gas generator to one driven by propane. That way you already carry your stinky fuel in bottles attached to your camper.
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