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Old 08-22-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Any feedback on mounting a 120 lb generator above propane tank on a 13 ft scamp it would be at least the distance to remove propane tank tongue wt still way under max
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:04 PM   #2
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Any feedback on mounting a 120 lb generator above propane tank on a 13 ft scamp it would be at least the distance to remove propane tank tongue wt still way under max
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:03 PM   #3
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As you would guess, in that position most of the weight will be on the hitch, some on the trailer axle.

I'd be tempted to approximate the effect by resting the weight of the generator on the tongue (while parked on a scale) using steel weights. Then you could assess the impact. The actual height of the generator would affect handling and center of gravity.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:50 PM   #4
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Ron,
you said tank, as in one, tank full wt.'s in at 47 lb.s, you would be top weavy from the git-go!! May add sway on hitch and tug, not good. Just saying.
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most of 120# would result in about 100# added to hitch.
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Ron, I'd be more concerned about the stock frame standing up to that much extra weight load on the tongue. Seems most of the frames that crack or break is at that point.
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Ron, I'd be more concerned about the stock frame standing up to that much extra weight load on the tongue. Seems most of the frames that crack or break is at that point.
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