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Trailer Hitch to Carry a Generator on the Back of a Travel Trailer

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i know the weight is less than 300lbs. but not certain about bolt on receivers, some look hardy? trailer is an aljo with 4inch bumper generator is Yamaha EF3000 ISEB. also thought maybe a double receiver to distribute the weight on the bumper. any advise would be appreciated. thank you

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For a cargo carrier holding a generator at the back of a travel trailer I definitely recommend installing a frame mounted trailer hitch. It is unlikely that a bumper will be rated high enough to carry the generator and carrier and be able to withstand the stresses involved.

If your trailer has a frame that measures 31 inches to 46 inches wide, I recommend installing hitch # 5350. I have included a link to the installation details and I recommend having the hitch professionally installed. You will need to take the trailer to a shop that works on trailers to determine if the hitch will fit based on the instructions.

If the frame requires a different width hitch there are other options and I have linked them for you.

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