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Old 08-28-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Generator carrier for truck camper

Hi, folks. I just ordered my first truck camper, a Capri Rodeo Deluxe weighing in at 1150 lbs. with shower, frig, mw, queen bed, etc. Its the low end of the spectrum, but I travel alone. Those of you looking for a well equipped light camper, for a 1/2 ton truck, check them out. $9450 brand new.
Anyway, I always need a/c living in the middle of Texas near Austin. It's 108 today, highest ever recorded. So I was wondering how to carry a generator to run the a/c. In this case the ac is only a 9200 btu Coleman, so I bought a 2400 watt Yamaha RV model. It weighs in at 75 lbs.

After much thought, and several false starts, I came up with the attached, and created it myself with a Hitch hauler, which I shortened, a dog crate and cover, and a swing away hitch hauler frame. The gen is strapped to the hauler with two cargo straps, and a heavy duty chain locks it to the carrier. Also has a locking hitch receiver pin. The only welding done was on the corner stands, for when I have to unhitch the thing when unloading the camper. The photos speak for themselves, but if you have questions I'd be happy to answer with the details. Haven't received my camper yet, but I'm ready when I do.

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Old 08-29-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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Looks good.

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Old 08-30-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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It looks great. You did a good job with it.
We purchased our first truck camper this Summer. It is a 2008 Sun-Lite 955SD. I need to come up with a way to carry my generators also. It is not going to be a good idea to carry them in the back seat of our truck with gas in them.
I hope you enjoy your new camper and have many pleasant adventures in it. Check out Truck Camper Magazine, here is a link to their homepage.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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At Lance owners.com there was a mod on how to changed the start capacitor in your a/c to a hard start model that will allow you to run your a/c on a Honda 2000 (47 lbs).
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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Hi Lazarus,

I, too, am interested in the Capri camper and would love to chat with you and get your opinion about them. Please feel free to email me here or at: TravelingFirefighter@yahoo.com. Thanks so much.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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That looks exactly like what I did when I had a TC. That swing away hauler is a bit heavy if it is from the same company that made mine, but well worth it for the convenience. I carried two honda 2000's and a custom fuel tank in an aluminium tool box modified for ventilation. Sometimes I carried it in a front mounted receiver when I was towing the boat.

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