Does anyone have thoughts on adding a 2-inch receiver to the front of the frame on a 5th wheel? We were thinking of adding a rack under the "loft" of our Bigfoot
to store 2 batteries instead of the standard one and maybe a small generator
. There's plenty of room for turning since there are already compartments above the bottom of the frame (right below the bed) -- and we figure the easiest way would be to have a receiver there and get one of those racks that plugs easily into the back of a van.
I've attached a photo of a Bigfoot
(not ours) with an arrow pointing to the approximate location of the 2-inch receiver. You can see the frame of the Bigfoot
is not covered, so it's easy to access. Also, I attached a photo of a Scamp
(also not ours) with something similar to what we're thinking of doing.
My concern is attaching something to the frame rather than a bumper and whether or not we'd need to weld something and not just bolt it on. Any advice, risks, suggestions, or general thoughts would be appreciated.