Hi all! I'm fairly new to this, and I'm needing a little help with ideas on hauling a generator around. I try to do research on my own and I'm usually pretty good at problem solving unless A) it isn't my area of expertise or B) I've hit a wall and both of those factors are the case here right now! I thought I had made a decision, went to Harbor Freight and I picked up the Predator 4000w for $289 (I had a coupon) because it wasn't much louder than the inverter generator they has, and was less than half the price! Then I grabbed a steel hitch mounted cargo rack that comes apart in the middle, and was intending to have a friend weld it onto the tongue, one side to hold the generator, and the other to hold a metal storage box of some type, the likes of which you might find on an ATV. I measured the floor model to make sure it fit inside perfectly. It sure did. Yesterday I went and picked up my trailer, not feeling well BTW (I have a chronic illness) and drove it about 40 minutes down the mountain to my friends house to have him do this welding work for me. He gets everything ready to do the welding, and I say "Hey let's take the generator out and be certain it fits, before we do all this". He rolls his eyes but complies. What do ya know...its about FOUR INCHES LARGER in diameter than the floor model and comes nowhere near fitting inside. So we put everything back in my car, and I get to thinking I just don't like the placement of the generator there anyway. I mean, I was gonna build a silencer box for it, but having it right under the bunk is not only loud but seems dangerous to me. I walk with a cane most days so I can't move. 100+ lb generator off that rack during setup, abd it's just me and my 11 year old son camping. Also, if I'm backing the trailer in somewhere (still not so great at that) and I make a sharp turn I'm nervous about clipping that rack anyway. So, I gotta figure some else out. I'm back to square one, and there are so many factors that it doesn't make it an easy one. 1) I'm not sure how often I will dry camp and actually use a generator, so spending an obscene amount of money on one just sounds...well... obscene. 2) My TV is a car with a hatchback, at this moment, (I'm thinking of trading it in) and we'll have luggage as well, a few duffel bags. Maybe a grocery bag or two. Not a lot of room for a big generator. 3) I really wanted a generator powerful enough to power my air conditioning as well as other camper essentials, which I did the math, that was about 3000-3500w. 4) I want to be able to load and unload it from wherever it is on my own, and having a chronic illness (chronic pain to be exact) lifting a 100lb generator and moving it around isn't possible. I've seen smaller 2000w parallel Predator inverter generators with RV bridges that would power basically everything, but would wind up costing me around $900. About twice what I wanted to spend, but 2 small generators and a bridge would be easy to fit places, easier to move, but harder on the pocketbook. I'm just hoping some genius here has done something brilliant and can give me a few pointers. I don't know where else I could mount this big 4000w generator I have (I have not yet returned it) and I'm no longer comfortable with having that tongue rack like I had planned. As you can see in my profile pic, my PUP is tiny, and so is the tongue.