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Old 10-27-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
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Generator mounting ideas

Has anyone found a way to attach a small generator on the rear of a Air stream


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Old 10-27-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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There is a basic problem with mounting anything to the rear of an Airstream. The construction of the frame and shell does not have enough strength to do so successfully. The design uses the shell to hold up the frame somewhat, and extra weight can easily make it sag.

There is also an issue of stability--weight that far to the rear causes possible instability because it reduces tongue weight and can make the rear end too heavy.

There have been many documented cases of trailer sway caused by adding too much weight to the rear end. Best place for a generator is inside the Tow Vehicle, mounted over the A-frame, or simply carried in the AS forward of the axles...

I have a smallish (3200 Watt) dual fuel Champion Inverter generator--it lives in the bed of my pickup under a tonneau cover when in motion, and chained down when in use as far as I can get it from the AS.

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If you are near a good welding shop they would be able to fabricate a rack to mount your generator on the tongue between the propane cover and the AS. I know that Can-Am RV in London, ON makes and installs them.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:24 PM   #4
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I've carried a Honda 1000i on my 2007 20' strapped to the top of my battery box. A 2000 would fit, but it risks wearing the front panel of the Airstream if you take the generator out a lot. I pop riveted aluminum angle iron to make a track for the gen so it wouldn't slide around. NY to AK and return with no problem.
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