Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-03-2007, 09:26 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Jim Clark's Avatar
 
2012 28' International
Currently Looking...
New Orleans , Louisiana
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,077
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrAgent007
Thanks for your information.
Heck the generator is not the real problem; I suspect the stiff suspension on the Hummer may just shake the trailer apart. Again do a search on posts by Andy from Inland RV and he explains what an excessively stiff TV suspension can do to a trailer.
__________________

__________________
Jim N5TJZ Air# 174
2012 International Serenity 28
2005 Safari 25 SS Traded
1968 Globetrotter Sold
2011 F150 Ecoboost
Jim Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 12:45 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Condoluminum's Avatar
 
1988 25' Excella
Sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,858
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to Condoluminum
It ain't the static loads...

Alex-

As the owner of short stout Airstream with receiver hitch mounted to very solid frame rails by Prior Owner, I've been through same dialogues..

We did risk it all by adding bike rack and bicycle on trip to Salem last summer.. We've now switched to folding Dahon Espresso bike that can fit inside or on top of tow vehicle...

The static load is minor, as you noted, and you could park a generator on the platform for storage purposes, or even when camped.. The problem is that the moment arm and mass of a generator creates a strong bending moment dynamically when the rear of the trailer is bouncing over potholes, drainage channels, pavement joints, etc.. Many of the most notable failures occurred with 1970's models when Airstream owned by Beatrice and cost reduction efforts reduced margins for a number of rear bath jmodels with heavy tanks under rear bumpers... Still a design issue, however... Airstream not identical to aircraft monocoque, since bottom is open and attached to flat wood floor attached to frame, but any stressed skin/shell design is marginally able to handle impact of incremental weight levered out from CG in vibratory motion..

There are threads offering examples and pictures of mounts for spare tire under A frame at front, and for mount of generator on top of A frame behind propane tank(s), even if some mod welding is needed. These might load up rear of tow vehicle and tongue weight, but put less potentially harmful stress on trailer..
__________________

__________________
Condoluminum

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
Condoluminum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2007, 09:46 PM   #17
2 Rivet Member
 
MrAgent007's Avatar
 
2006 22' International CCD
Hershey , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 66
Images: 21
Thanks!

Hello, thanks for your information!
__________________

__________________
Alex
MrAgent007 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
Moving the Rear Bath Forward? jabra General Interior Topics 6 07-05-2016 11:52 AM
Hitch Setup Jabba Hitches, Couplers & Balls 2 10-04-2002 11:33 AM
Bent Trailer Door Argosy74 Doors & Locks 3 09-03-2002 09:31 AM
Trailer Friendly Camping California bkpine Our Community 31 08-19-2002 02:26 PM
New trailer, old club rally Pahaska Other Rallies & Events 7 07-24-2002 02:26 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.