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Old 11-09-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Generator - diesel?

I'm probably 4-months or so away from buying some kind of generator setup for my camper. My camper is not pre-wired for a generator, so whatever I get will have to be portable. I like the quietness of the Honda or Yamaha generators. My thinking is that I'll get a single 2000 watt or double up and get a pair of them with a companion cable.

However, I'm curious if there are any diesel options for portable generators? Since I already have a diesel engine in the truck; just carrying one type of extra fuel would be nice.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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I think diesel generators probably start at about the 6000 watt size and I don't they are portable in the sense that they can be picked up with one hand. I.E. honda or yamaha!
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Ive seen a few but they are larger in size and heavy. Would keep you to one fuel source which may be a plus but the weight of them might be a bit much. It would last forever though! I like my paralleled Hondas. Just added the Berg tank for our FL trip which was awesome!
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Here is another option for fuel compatibility, propane powered generators. Cummins Onan makes built in RV generators that are plumbed in to the onboard tanks. Also found this link for a small yamaha conversion option to propane.

Propane Generators for Home Power or Prime Power

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To piggy back off your comment... I converted my home generator (5500 watt Briggs and Stratton) to Tri-fuel. Very easy to do and works very well.
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