Recommended Frame Mounted Trailer Hitch And Cargo Carrier For Lance 2375 Travel Trailer

Question:

Can the swagman bike rack be used to carry a 70 pound generator? Assuming of course that the generator is adequately secured to the bike rack. I have a Handi Honda Generator that I would like to secure to the ladder rather than to a hitch mounted tray on the back of my Lance 2375 Travel Trailer. The Hitch kit available from Lance is only rated at 135 pounds and when you consider a 27 pound cargo tray and a 70 pound generator along with any leverage affect I think I would be pushing the limits on that solution. What do you think.

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Expert Reply:

Using a bike carrier to carry a generator would certainly void the warranty of the carrier and may create an unsafe situation.

I recommend installing a frame mounted trailer hitch like part # 13703 on your Lance 2375. This hitch will work with C-channel, I-beam, or box frames from 22 to 72 inches wide. The trailer hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350-lbs. Per Curt, any non-trailer loads applied to this product must be supported by auxiliary stabilizing straps like part # 18050.

For a cargo carrier I recommend the Curt Cargo Carrier # C18152. This carrier measures 60-inches wide x 24-inches deep.

To secure the generator to the carrier I recommend tie-down straps like part # IMF12637.

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Gail J.

looking for a frame mounted, not a hitch mounted steel carrier that can be folded up when not in use. what do you have. 76488

Reply from Chris R.

The closest option we have to something like that is a bumper-mount carrier like the Mount-n-Lock # MNT54FR . These don't have the ability to fold up but they do offer a large and durable platform for cargo or a generator. Everything else we have available is designed to attach to a hitch receiver. 62414

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