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Old 05-29-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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I want to mount a Yamaha 3000ISEB portable generator to the rear bumper of my fifth wheel. Need suggestions to how to make it safe and sturdy. Dry weight 151 lbs.

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Old 05-29-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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I want to mount a Yamaha 3000ISEB portable generator to the rear bumper of my fifth wheel. Need suggestions to how to make it safe and sturdy. Dry weight 151 lbs.

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Old 05-29-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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....mount it in the P/U bed and tie it in.....safer and quieter....geofkaye
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Thanks for the response. Paul
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Old 05-30-2005, 05:48 AM   #5
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I have to agree on the PU bed. Trying to attach much of anything to the rear bumper of a trailer creates a couple of problems. One is the undue stresses on the rear frame due to the added weight and constant shaking and the other is the shift of weight off of the htch or pin.

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On what. Skipper entry level over fifty years.
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:45 PM   #7
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I put our Yahama 3000 ise in the front compartment. I put it on a slide so it would not overheat. If you email me I will send a picture.
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I did this with my Honda EU3000 on the back of my Cedar Creek 5th wheel. I had a rack welded w/ two receivers, but before I attached it to the trailer I cut off all the factory cheap box metal and welded in new heavy duty box tube off the trailer's frame and then a heavy duty bumper. Then mounted two receivers to stabilize the off center load. Here is a link to a picture of it.
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....it isn't so much an a issue of being able to hang a genny off a bumper-strength wise ,and it isn't that much of a issue of adding to the sway or loading issue-just shift some load......THE problem is there is a gasoline tank on the generator in the crash zone and one needs to be very careful with a container of a fuel in that area....gasoline-propane-propane cooking cylinders make for a **** of a fire in a crash.....remember the Jeep guys that went up in flames a few years ago because of the 2 five gallon cans attached to the rear of the Jeep were hit and caused an inferno.....fried everyone in both the Jeep and the car!.....avoidable accident and avoidable deaths....." form follows function"...."safety first"....."you think your ugly now-wait till you have burns all over your body".....catchy phrases to remember....geofkaye
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Old 05-31-2005, 03:48 AM   #10
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I had a Honda 3000i mounted via rack on the back of a Cougar Fifth Wheel.
Due to safety (I never had a problem and was lucky) consider putting it in your truck. Quiter, no vibration plus safer.
I went to the Grand Canyon from South Carolina and back with no stress problems. I did enjoy having a generator to run the air when we stopped for lunch.
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I have seen pictures of that size generator hung from a frame mounted to, and forward of, the king pin. That part of the traler never gets close to your truck's back window (it is the front corners of the camper that do that when you turn tight). I would put mine there but my genny is a Honda 5000 (to big to hoist up to the king pin area). Maybe some one has a picture of the Yamaha or Honda EU's mounted there.
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It sure looks like a lot of weight hanging on just a small bracket in that pic. I agree with the comment about the back being a bad place. Heck. If you just accidently back into a pole, you've destroyed your genset.

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A couple years ago someone posted a link to many pictures of thier king pin mounted genset framework project. This initially sounded like a very good mounting spot, but then my wife pointed out the noise and vibration right next to the bedroom. Sissors cut paper - ya know.
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I went for 10+ years with a gen set mounted in the back of pickup; sure got tired of that thing allways being in the way--I even had it mounted on a rack about 6 inches off the floor so I could slide in a 4X8 sheet of plywood and close the tailgate. I now have a box much like shown in an earlier post,with the exception that it is mounted closer to the rear of the trailer and I enclosed it in a hinged, diamond plate aluminum box. So far after about 4K miles we are happy with the set up. While there is generally fuel in the gen set, I do not carry extra fuel there.


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