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Old 06-17-2018, 02:40 PM   #1
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Kennedy Roll Away

Would the frame on the Keystone be strong enough to build some sort of roll off roll on rack on the back end to transport a heavy Kennedy Tool Box.I would like some thing were by I transfer the rack from the 5er to the truck at destination? (Mobile Toolmaker) Anyone dun it?
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:15 PM   #2
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Frame strength

I dont have any experience with rear end loading - but I was tinkering with the idea of carrying a champion generator (90 lbs + a hitch platform maybe?) off the back of my previous RV (keystone Laredo travel trailer) and after “researching” numerous forums looking for someone to say “oh hell yes - do it!”...I came away thinking it was not a good idea. Some RVs have the built-in carrier on the back, and our Montes come with a rear hitch, so the engineers designed the frame accordingly, but I have never read up on the weight limits are for the hitch or the platforms. I think the engineers design the frame for a margin of safety for the loads listed on the sticker but they don’t overbuild them like my neighbor builds barbecue pits. I would think you would need to add some supplemental stiffeners and supports to carry the load but I’m not sure about the additional sway that might be created. Anyway - like I said -I have no experiences to share...just an opinion.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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If a Monty has a rear hitch it's just for bike racks and other light weight things. I would call Lippert and ask their advice.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:36 PM   #4
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While at a previous Fall Rally I asked the Lippert Reps there if I could put a 2" hitch on the back of my 3582RL and they told me a flat out "NO" yet a good friend of mine had the same model but in the Big Sky and he put one on with no problems and they put it on at a business right across the street from Lippert headquarters. I would prefer one that has the double hitch for better stability and sturdiness. For some reason the Lippert folks told me that it was impossible to put said hitch on my unit. I asked why and they could not give me an answer. I do know that if the frame is compromised at all by putting on a hitch it can void the frame warranty. Since mine is a 2013 model I'm thinking the warranty is up on it by now and I should be able to do what I want BUT who knows. I'm going to try again this year at the Fall Rally and see if I get the same answer and if I do I'll ask why a hitch company right across the street can put one on and guarantee the installation for warranty of the frame. We'll see what happens.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:11 PM   #5
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I would talk to hitch shop or lippert. I know the hitch that comes on the Montana is only rated to carry 200 to 300#. sounds like your tool box mite be a little more than that.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:17 AM   #6
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The hitch on ours is rated for 300 pounds. The earlier model year had a fold down platform. Not sure what weight it was rated for.
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Have you considered a "swivel wheel" trailer with 2 wheels?
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:09 AM   #8
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Would exceed the length rule?
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