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Old 09-15-2016, 05:55 AM   #1
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Another Power Supply Question

For you who have used your Generators how long have you used it and how much fuel did you use? Or. If I have a 20 gallons of Gasoline how long will it last using bare power such as lights, and one ac unit? Just trying to figure out if I crash on side of road somewhere I would like to know how much time and fuel I'll have.

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Old 09-15-2016, 06:54 AM   #2
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I didn't keep exact track of it but we used ours this summer and put 64 hours on it and used probably around 30 gals of fuel. I haven't filled the tank back up yet to know for sure but should be close. it comes out to around 1/2 gal an hour.

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Old 09-16-2016, 11:48 AM   #3
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X2 with gkn. Our onboard Onan uses right around half a gallon an hour.

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Old 09-16-2016, 12:07 PM   #4
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I read the below statement (for an Onan 4k) on another forum one time...

"Onan manual says 0.29 g.p.h.-no load, 0.48 g.p.h.-half load and 0.71 g.p.h.-full load"
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:43 PM   #5
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X2 with gkn. Our onboard Onan uses right around half a gallon an hour.

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