After seeing the pix of the 3000 & the Bambi, we were thinking about doing the same.
Increasing the tongue weight by 130Lb did not looked good, and we did not do anything yet.
Then, I don't know if any of you followed a post by SteveB2 where he talked about Airstream rating by the RV consumer's group ?
I thought he would be back on this forum and talk about the answer he got from them, and has posted on the Escapees forum:
"The hitch weight is another problem factor with Airstream because it is not only generally above the 10% optimum but, in many cases, it is close to or above the practical limit of 1,000 lbs that can be safely handled by most weight distributing hitches and towing vehicles."
Putting the generator on the tongue looks like a great solution.
In our case, we are not concerned with tow vehicle, but with the hitch rating. We have a fabricated hitch, 2" standard material.
Anybody cares to comment please on the possibility of going over hitch rating ?
here is the full thread on Escapees: AIRSTREAM and the RV Consumers Group