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Extended Hitch Step and Generator Box

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David Cook, Hamilton, Montana
Extended Hitch Step and Generator Box
2014 Ram 3500
2018 Northstar Liberty

Northstar Liberty No Bumper Included

The purpose of this mod was that I couldn’t find an aftermarket bumper that would fit my camper.  With the volume of dry camping we do, I needed a way to carry the generator and some gas.

To accomplish this, I fabricated a hitch extension with a 1/4-inch by 4-inch by 6-foot bumper.

Rear Bumper Step

The A36 steel bumper holds a lockable generator box and a bracket for a RotoPax fuel container. The RotoPax holds the gasoline for the portable generator.

Rear Bumper Step With Generator Box

I had the typical 4×4 bumper bracket for the generator box. Attaching the bumper to the hitch extension was a great solution.

Rear Bumper Generator And Rotopax

The finished hitch extension, bumper, generator box and RotoPax fuel container works extremely well for a modest price.

It took me approximately two-hours to complete this modification and cost $175. Due to the fabrication work involved, in my opinion the skill level of this modification is hard.

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