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Old 03-08-2016, 07:06 PM   #21
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I had some of time on my hands so my mind wondered a bit on this subject. Here's where it wondered.

I've thought of putting a tray on the front of the truck to carry the Yamaha 3000 gen.. By using a front hitch mount I could run the gen without having to leave the cap of my truck bed open during use and can leave the TV and trailer hooked together when we are at a rest area and want to take a short nap when it's 100F outside. The gen could run right where it's mounted on the front of the truck. Just attach the 30A cord from the gen to the front of the trailer.
I have found everything that is needed to do this online.
1. front hitch receiver (Etrailer) $130
2. Torklift gen tray called a Lock and Load (Etrailer) Torklift part number A7752 w/400#capacity $403
3. A Yamaha nylon cover for gen only when on the road about $35.
4. A Sears motorcycle lift on wheels to get gen up to the tray to shove it in place and lock it down (only needed before and after trip, no need to carry it in the truck). $90
If a person had 2 small 2000 gens I think you could do the same thing. Less the motorcycle lift.
Should work the same for an SUV too!

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:21 AM   #22
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Bluto, I did the same thing but for a single Honda 2000. I installed a front receiver hitch that I use for everything from a winch to bicycle rack to a small rack for the Honda 2000. I mainly use the front generator rack when I have a truck mounted camper, but have also used it when towing the Airstream. Works great.

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:46 AM   #23
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Trailbob, I guess I'm not the first to think about it. Also happy that you have proved that it does work. I think I'll be ordering some parts of the set up pretty soon.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:19 AM   #24
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Mounting this Honda 2,000 watt generator locking plate to a tow bar adapter for the front of the truck would slow down the casual thief.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:28 AM   #25
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I use 12 volt winch pur. on close out at Menards lumber for a song, mounted to front of cross bed tool box, 3/4 plywood with 2x3 on edge on top each side also keeps plywood from sagging, [keeps gen on ramp] winch in then slide ramp under soon as gen gets in bed then push all way in. Bed liner in bed makes sliding very easy w/out any lifting, [at my age 45 lbs. is a lot]. I some times leave in bed when running, also deters theft as I cable to side rails on top of bed.

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