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Old 10-06-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
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Adding rear rack for generator?

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

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Old 10-06-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-06-2018, 11:18 PM   #3
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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:

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Old 10-07-2018, 06:15 AM   #4
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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.
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