Re: Generator rack
Originally Posted by Serendipity
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?
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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