We have wanted to get a platform on the back of the 5th wheel. The ones we found online for sale were rarely close to what we wanted. Most were over $350, used a receiver hitch, and would wobble side to side with the motion of the road. We got a custom made and very sturdy platform for under $300 and that includes the primer and paint.
The reason for the platform is to hold the generator, gas can, and a couple of other things. Before, we had to lift the generator into the back of the truck and then move it to the front of the bed so it would not interfere with the hitch movement.
A man at the RV park is a retired welder and offered to weld on a much better platform than I could ever find pre-made. He jump up and down on the platform after he finished it to make sure it was secure. It holds me standing on it without any movement at all. Here are the before and after priming and painting images.
Everything is strapped down and did not move at all on our drive. The generator, gas can and sewer connector box are locked to the platform.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...