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Old 05-25-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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I have struggled through several years and Airstreams trying to figure out the best way to haul a generator. I have always put them in the bed of my truck and once I tried to leave it in the bed while in use but I actually melted a gas container doing that. I have also tried to lift them in and out every time I use them that doesn't work very good with a larger unit.
I do see some Airstreams out there with a generator on a rear mounted rack. I have never had the opportunity to speak to anyone that uses a rear rack on their Airstream TT.
Can I get some thoughts and ideas on this?
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:48 PM   #2
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There is company making generator racks that fit on top of the battery box. You can find it using Google.
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:06 PM   #3
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I've certainly seen some mounted to front hitches on a truck, hanging off the front end.

I read something somewhere about mounting on the tongue could alter the tongue weight?? I haven't looked into deep enough to know, and I also don't own any generators. But, I saw this while researching it and thought it was pretty nifty

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Here's a page about gensets on the tongue

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I think over battery mount certainly would add the weight of the rack and the generator. Cost of easy storage and access I suppose. Personally I think it would be a bit of a bother to have to remove the generator and mount every time I wanted to check the batteries.
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I really hope I can find someone that has experience carrying a generator on a rear mounted rack. Similar to a bike rack.
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From what I understand, it's a bad idea to mount too much weight to the rear of a trailer. But some gensets are very light....
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If you mount a generator on a slide out rack, does it need a ground strap to prevent static during fueling?
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Great question. Would you be fueling directly from the pump, or from a plastic gas can? I would think a ground would be a good idea, but aren't the plastic cans static free?
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If you mount a generator on a slide out rack, does it need a ground strap to prevent static during fueling?
That setup looks AMAZING!
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Love my Bed Slide. Had it installed immediately after purchasing my 2006 diesel pickup. It has been a great help in NOT having to crawl into the front of the bed when I can just slide the platform out and reach into a storage box.
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