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Old 01-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #15
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I have seen the front tongue mount storage compartment (tool box) on 2008 models and later. I am not sure about 2007s.

I believe the generator option was later than that. I looked at one and decided I was not interested. It is mounted between the frames under the front of the trailer body. That area is exposed to road spray and would be very difficult to access the generator to service it. I do admit that it would be nice to be able to start and run the generator from inside the trailer while it is raining. I do not like the idea of a generator anywhere in or under the body of an RV because any exhaust leak that develops would be more likely to infiltrate the living area.

The front storage box is separate from the body of the trailer. However I don't believe most generators would fit. I do see a couple of advantages to it. One is the 2 foot longer frame/tongue would stabilize the trailer. (For some reason trailer manufacturers have a phobia about making a longer tongue.) Another is it would be relatively easy to install additional batteries in it. If they would modify the storage compartment to accommodate a generator, the LP tanks and four 6 volt golf cart batteries (and keep the remaining tongue long enough to accommodate the weight) they would about have the perfect option.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:29 AM   #16
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Bruce, appreciate your input!

I like the flexibility the extended tongue offers & being at least prewired (controls in place) for a genny would be great.

Guess that means an 2008-09; more money

Assume there were no 2010 models; or the last few released were troublesome?


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I have seen the front tongue mount storage compartment (tool box) on 2008 models and later. I am not sure about 2007s.

I believe the generator option was later than that. I looked at one and decided I was not interested. It is mounted between the frames under the front of the trailer body. That area is exposed to road spray and would be very difficult to access the generator to service it. I do admit that it would be nice to be able to start and run the generator from inside the trailer while it is raining. I do not like the idea of a generator anywhere in or under the body of an RV because any exhaust leak that develops would be more likely to infiltrate the living area.

The front storage box is separate from the body of the trailer. However I don't believe most generators would fit. I do see a couple of advantages to it. One is the 2 foot longer frame/tongue would stabilize the trailer. (For some reason trailer manufacturers have a phobia about making a longer tongue.) Another is it would be relatively easy to install additional batteries in it. If they would modify the storage compartment to accommodate a generator, the LP tanks and four 6 volt golf cart batteries (and keep the remaining tongue long enough to accommodate the weight) they would about have the perfect option.
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