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Old 02-19-2020, 12:05 PM   #1
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Mount generator on tongue?

Just wondering if any one has done this? if so pictures would be great. I thinking about eliminating the front storage box on my 19 and having something welded on above the 2 batteries or in front if there's room . To hold the Honda 2000I
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:34 PM   #2
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I have a Harbor Freight (raised) cargo carrier on the rear of my E-21 for carrying my Honda 2K generator. I have welded two pieces of metal to either end of the platform that is bolted to the bumper making it a very rigid platform. Sorry no pictures.
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Old 02-19-2020, 03:15 PM   #3
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Also, depends on what your tow vehicle is, you can install a front hitch and use a carrier to transport the generator and other stuff.
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I believe a member here named richardr has an E21 with a generator above the front storage box on a special rack. https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/m...ardr-6095.html
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I believe a member here named richardr has an E21 with a generator above the front storage box on a special rack. https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/m...ardr-6095.html
Here is what he did. He used the Universal over-tank Utility Platform made by Orbital Machine works and available through The Perfect Casita. Kept the front storage box behind.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post217215

This is the one Richard used:
Universal Over-tank Utility Platform

They also make one with a smaller top shelf:
Universal Short Over-tank Utility Platform
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:48 AM   #6
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Just wondering if any one has done this? if so pictures would be great. I thinking about eliminating the front storage box on my 19 and having something welded on above the 2 batteries or in front if there's room . To hold the Honda 2000I
Here's what i did. No welding required. I used angle aluminum from Home Depot, marine plywood, and topped it with a thick rubber mat. Screwed it to the tongue with vibration dampeners. Mounted the Low-Pro lockdown plate for the generator with additional vibration dampeners. I now have two 6v batteries in place of the extended run tank and single 12v battery shown in the photo.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:55 AM   #7
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Here is what he did. He used the Universal over-tank Utility Platform made by Orbital Machine works and available through The Perfect Casita. Kept the front storage box behind.

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post217215

This is the one Richard used:
Universal Over-tank Utility Platform

They also make one with a smaller top shelf:
Universal Short Over-tank Utility Platform

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Here's what i did. No welding required. I used angle aluminum from Home Depot, marine plywood, and topped it with a thick rubber mat. Screwed it to the tongue with vibration dampeners. Mounted the Low-Pro lockdown plate for the generator with additional vibration dampeners. I now have two 6v batteries in place of the extended run tank and single 12v battery shown in the photo.

this might be the plan for me. how did you handle the welded on battery tray ? did you just mount over it using spacers?
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:30 PM   #8
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The two pieces of angle iron my battery box was located on were simply bolted to the tongue. My trailer is a 2016 19 footer.
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