Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2014, 12:19 AM   #31
Member
 
KB3MMX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 49
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by JLeising View Post
My last propane fill preceded the recent "winter freeze" induced shortage and price run-up. I believe I have been paying $2 to $2.50 a gallon for propane. I have been paying $4 to $4.50 a gallon for "ultra-low sulfur, <5% bio" diesel. Using above "BTU/Gallon" numbers, about 37,500 BTU per dollar with propane; 30,500 BTU/dollar with diesel. Even at $3 per gallon of propane, propane is close to diesel (28,300 BTU/dollar).




Wow, I wish we could get propane that cheap here in PA. It's been between $3.50 and $6 a gallon around here...LOL(Way more expensive per BTU)





Quote:
Originally Posted by bclemens View Post
Diesel gens are back on the option sheet.

Please note, the 15k BTU A/C with heat pump is not available with the diesel gen. Diesel gen is only 3.2k. Propane gen is 3.6.

I still hope to get a larger LP tank some day, but the tank itself is 100lbs heavier not even counting the added propane weight.

No offering of the 6Kw or 8Kw QuietDiesel ? Booooo !!
__________________

__________________
-Forest River Sierra 355QBQ Bunkhouse
-2007 Duramax/Allison Stage 2 Garrett Turbo W/ KB3MMX EFIlive custom tuning & lots of other goodies...
KB3MMX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 01:48 PM   #32
GM
 
bclemens's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elkhart, IN
Posts: 7,098
We only have so much space on a 24' unit. Eventually you have more generator than living space.
__________________

__________________
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only. Our owners manuals are available online and via iPhone/Android Apps. http://www.dynamaxcorp.com/OnlineManual.aspx
bclemens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 06:28 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Hmnbrdlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 16
We just looked at the 2015 24R and fell in love with it. I asked the dealer how big the propane tank was, and he said 20 gal. I didn't look at the tank to verify. However, when I got home, I looked up the spec sheet and found out the LP tank is only 9.8! We mostly dry camp and during the summer need to run the A/C most of the afternoon. With an LP tank that small, we'd run out way too quickly. So was the dealer wrong, or do the newer models have a larger tank?
__________________
Hmnbrdlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Mikegjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange Park Fl.
Posts: 1,329
Make sure you are not equating pounds to gallons.
__________________
2014 Solera 24R
USN Retired
Mikegjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 08:02 AM   #35
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 74
It's probably 9.8 gallons but you can fit a larger tank. The larger tanks are heavy. When doing extensive dry camping, I bring along a Honda EU2000 generator. It weighs around 70 lbs and will run the A/C all night long on just over a gallon on of gas. It's also VERY quiet.
Sure a diesel generator would be nice, but they weren't available when I purchased my 24S a couple of months ago.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
mphair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 11:44 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Ecopco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by mphair View Post
It's probably 9.8 gallons but you can fit a larger tank. The larger tanks are heavy. When doing extensive dry camping, I bring along a Honda EU2000 generator. It weighs around 70 lbs and will run the A/C all night long on just over a gallon on of gas. It's also VERY quiet.
Sure a diesel generator would be nice, but they weren't available when I purchased my 24S a couple of months ago.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums

We have the 15K AC Unit and are considering the Honda EU2000 Companion inverter generator because of the 30A plug. Does anyone here know if that would be enough power to run the 15K AC unit? Otherwise, we would additionally purchase a EU2000 and a parallel cable. Also under a full load the 1 gal. run time is only about 4 hours according to the Honda website.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________

The Peterson Family
Southeast Louisiana
2015 Solera 24R

Living our dreams one day at a time!
Ecopco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 12:37 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
Taranwanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,446
I don't believe the Honda 2000 will run a 15k AC...I could be wrong, there are some others with more direct experience with this issue around here...
__________________
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
Nights- ('12)23 ('13)23 ('14)15 ('15)31 ('16)27 ('17) 20
2016 Ford Fusion Titanium (gulping gas again, camping support vehicle)
2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)
Taranwanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 05:06 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taranwanderer View Post
I don't believe the Honda 2000 will run a 15k AC...I could be wrong, there are some others with more direct experience with this issue around here...
Absolutely correct Taran. You'll be a bit shy there with your Honda 2000. Well.. not really even close.

Without shore power I'll typically run my 2 Yahama 2000's in parallel if I'm just desperate for a little A/C, but even then it's quite a load. You can forget ecomode.

Life saver?? A 12v socket and one of these:

Amazon.com: Fan-Tastic Vent 01100WH Endless Breeze 12V Fan: Automotive
__________________
rana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 05:55 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
RSchleder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,277
Yes, I have had both and have a very strong opinion. It all boils down to the on- board availability of fuel. With diesel in a diesel coach, fuel is readily available and no special effort is required to refill the tank the generator draws from. Propane sucks up your propane from your tank, is limited by how much propane you have and is basically a pain in the a-- because filling with propane is certainly not as convenient as going to the diesel pump!!
__________________
Days camping (2016)----181 days
Days camping (2017) --- 82 days
2016 Wildcat MAXX 28RKX (33' TT), 2007 13' Scamp
2015 Ram Laramie Hemi, w/air suspension
30 years RV'ing
12 different RV's
RSchleder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 02:24 PM   #40
GM
 
bclemens's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elkhart, IN
Posts: 7,098
We're still looking at a larger tank...but the tank is 200lbs not including the extra weight of the propane.

Can't someone make a nice lightweight aluminum LP tank?
__________________

__________________
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only. Our owners manuals are available online and via iPhone/Android Apps. http://www.dynamaxcorp.com/OnlineManual.aspx
bclemens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diesel, generator, propane

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.