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Old 03-21-2013, 02:08 PM   #21
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The Solera has a 38lb propane tank, I don't know why FR doesn't list it as pounds instead of gallons? Most people I know always talk about their propane tanks in pounds.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #22
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The Solera has a 38lb propane tank, I don't know why FR doesn't list it as pounds instead of gallons? Most people I know always talk about their propane tanks in pounds.
Most of the gas stores in my area price their propane by the gallon... Maybe that's why?
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #23
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Probably so....
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:44 PM   #24
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Seems like motorhome mfg's can't decide either. We're about 50/50 for gallons/lbs looking at other brochures.

Just an FYI, according to my numbers its approximately a 50#(WC) tank. We have 9.8 gallons of usable propane (41.356 lbs assuming 4.22 lbs per gallon). 9.8 is 80% of the actual tank size (9.8/0.8 = 12.25 gallons or 51.695 lbs). If we're splitting hairs.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #25
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Thanks for the input I stand corrected.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #26
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I'll make it an easy decision...Diesel gen is not available at this time. This gen was being built in overseas, for Onan, not "By Onan". They had some electronic issues and decided to change product or plant (not totally sure which). We can't even get diesel gens at this time...not sure when we will get them going forward.

I'm thinking the diesel gen is a must for me because of the run time. I do not want to go looking for propane after a couple days of camping.

Can a Solera be orderd with the preps for a diesel gen and then installed at a later date?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #27
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I went with propane for the same reason. Plus my expectation that propane will have less odor.

We almost exclusively dry camp. We could never use the a/c in the TT because I only had a single Honda 2000. It will be interesting to see if we use the a/c now that we can.

I also have a Honda 2000, best gen ever made. It will run the A/C on our TT but it dosn't like it so I use the onboard gas gusler.

I don't know the size of the A/C unit on the Solera but have you tried to run the A/C off the 2000?
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You would need 2 to run ac (they make a companion)
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i installed the kit that lets you hook up portable propane bottles to the unit. We tailgate at LSU games ad if you have to run the AC the onboard tank only last one night.
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i installed the kit that lets you hook up portable propane bottles to the unit. We tailgate at LSU games ad if you have to run the AC the onboard tank only last one night.
I have not heard about this kit before now.

Can you provide or point me at more details about this kit?

- Where do you get it?
- What is in it?
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