Originally Posted by Bro Dean
I have been looking at the Westing house 3500... have ya got some info on one..?? and do you weld or bolt a rack to the back.. Harbor Freight has a nice rack the size I like..with a drop ramp.. ( I got a bad back) lifting is out..
Probably best to weld a rack to the trailer frame, although bolting would work if you have space to bolt a large enough flange to the frame to spread the load. Whatever you do, don't use the bumper as it won't support much weight.
I found my generator on Craig's List. Honda 3000is and it was virtually brand new. Still had all the tags on it. Much cheaper than buying new. I like it because the gas tank is big enough to run the AC for 8 hours overnight which is a must in summer in AZ.
The Westinghouse 3500 looks to be an open frame generator which will be very loud. If you plan on mounting on a rack on the rear of the trailer it will probably drive you nuts. As Eagle mentioned you want an inverter generator which for Westinghouse would be the 4500. It will be quiet enough you can still carry on a conversation and if you plan on using a computer it will provide more stable power.