No, it's a welded frame out of the same steel as the trailer, and the cupboard and oven above it need to be able to open. If I catch it on something, it isn't going anywhere, but neither is my trailer.
Here's the only pic I seem to have of the back of it, this is right after I painted it.
I wanted it sideways on the fender, which is perfectly okay here.
Nice trailer. Take an angle grinder and cut the plate bracket off. Then, drill 4 ea holes into the fender and bold it there. My custom aluminum trailer has a plate bracket above the bottom of the fender. I dragged it all over in the woods, and it never hit. That spot you have MIGHT, depending on the articulation and angles. Your tongue sticks pretty far out, which is great for backing up and highway driving. You might not like it back that far on trails.
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Trailer: Custom built Montrose aluminum 4.5'Wx6'Lx3'H off-road utility with 3,500 lb Dexter torsion axle. Known as the Zombie Escape Trailer.