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Old 04-17-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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Diesel generator upgrade cost?

Deciding on the upgrade but can't find the additional cost.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:13 PM   #2
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My dealer quoted $4,193 for the 3.2 Onan diesel generator last December.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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My dealer quoted $4,193 for the 3.2 Onan diesel generator last December.

WOW !
I guess that is what they cost after researching.
I'll think I will stick with the propane and buy another toy instead.

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I think you'll be rather pleased with the propane for a variety of reasons. I originally wanted the diesel generator but they weren't available at the time of my order (2/2014). The propane generator is quieter, burns cleaner, requires less maintenance, and won't stop running if your Sprinter fuel tank gets down to 1/4 of a tank. The only downside is Solera's relatively small propane tank which is 10 gallons. The new units may be coming with a larger propane tank.

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Working on that larger tank still. Proto's coming in. We still need to shed weight, so might need to rethink the glass shower door in that case.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:01 PM   #6
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I chose the diesel generator and paid about $2500 after negotiation. Heard good and bad about propane and diesel. I just didn't want to worry about finding propane. Can always find diesel. Doubt it will get used much either way, but it was a personal choice.
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Working on that larger tank still. Proto's coming in. We still need to shed weight, so might need to rethink the glass shower door in that case.

You can Proto mine being built in the next couple weeks
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I just matched the spec sheet.
They seem to have the same DB rating at 68.
Diesel also weighs a little more than the propane.
Probably go with the propane and bring along a 2.5 or 5 gal spare (I use it for the bbq also) and the fittings for the "extend a stay" .
I am going to eject the glass door on the shower anyways for reduced weight, comfort and ease of maintenance.
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It seems to me, to extend dry camping, you need not just larger LP tank, but also larger fresh water and grey tanks. But that's not what the sprinter based coaches are about. So I would just work with what I have, and fill up/dump frequently.
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In addition to camping, we use our 24R for weekend errands with the family (2 kids and a golden retriever) instead of a SUV. We turn the Sprinter engine off and run the generator and house A/C for whoever is staying behind. It's so much nicer to be able to stretch out, watch TV, have your own private bathroom Etc.


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