Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-06-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
New Member
 
2018 27' International
Manakin Sabot , Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 3
Adding rear rack for generator?

Has anyone added a rear tow hitch receiver to accommodate storage for transporting a generator or other items?
__________________

CarltonFAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
Rivet Master

 
2007 22' International CCD
Corona , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 6,397
Adding rear rack for generator?

Not a good idea. Frame and shell is only strong enough for a lightweight bike rack. Itís also extra weight far behind the axles and can easily contribute to an out of control sway condition.
Search the forums for more data. Itís not a good idea.
My generator is only run on propane and lives in the bed of the pickup truck under a locking tonneau cover.
__________________

__________________
Rich, KE4GNK/AE, Overkill Engineering Dept.
'The Silver HamShack' ('07 International 22FB CCD 75th Anniversary)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch, Prodigy P2 controller.
2012 shortbed CrewMax 4x4 Toyota Tacoma TV with more antennae on it.
rmkrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2018, 11:18 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2007 27' International CCD FB
San Diego , California
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,036
There's been some prior art here with relatively lightweight Honda eu2000s. Depends what you're trying to put back there. A larger 3000W unit? If you can look past the aesthetics and work through some of the structural and weight distribution concerns, potentially possible but not exactly recommended.

Here's a thread on some relevant discussion:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ts-166481.html

I personally would recommend the tongue position:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ue-187346.html
__________________
Boondocking option package:
'07 27FB Ocean Breeze "See Turtle", 3" lift
'09 Lexus LX570, on 33's
Tongue Mount Honda eu2200i
Rear Bumper Hitch
pteck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2018, 06:15 AM   #4
Well Preserved
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarltonFAM View Post
Has anyone added a rear tow hitch receiver to accommodate storage for transporting a generator or other items?
Adding anything like that is seriously not recommended by Airstream, and may void your chassis warranty. Just like SOB manufacturers that don't recommend adding things to their bumpers, either. People do it, but that doesn't mean they should.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Hitch Generator rack?? philly_air On The Road... 19 04-02-2018 11:11 AM
Adding roof rack to Interstate EXT with existing awning thoswoods Sprinter and B-van Forum 2 08-09-2016 07:04 PM
Experience with Rhino Rack track mounted rack? wecoyote Tow Vehicles 2 11-12-2015 02:25 PM
Generator Rack OldGADude On The Road... 11 06-03-2015 02:53 PM
Adding towel racks and spice rack twestover Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 18 12-10-2009 10:26 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.