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Old 11-24-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
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How long does LP gas last?

Hello, I'll be buying a Forest River RV on Mercedes Sprinter chassis in January. Still trying to decide on options. I'd like to ask how long my LP would last when running the air conditioner while dry camping in the desert during summer? And the same question for running the furnace while winter camping? And does anyone have a generator that runs from the diesel fuel tank? Is it much louder than an LP generator? Thanks for any guidance. Bob

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Old 11-24-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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Hello everyone. We recently retired and will soon buy a Forester MBS or a Sunseeker MBS. I posted a question in the general forum about using LP gas. Also, does anyone have options to recommend on these 25' Mercedes diesel models? I'm thinking that the 15,000 BTU air conditioner is a good idea. How about an LP vs diesel generator? Please take a look and reply if you have any guidance for me. Thanks! Bob

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Old 11-24-2015, 11:33 PM   #3
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welcome to the forum.

I prefer the Onan Propane generator (over gasoline in my rig) because I don't go through a lot of propane and this allows me to go further between fill-ups on a tank of Gasoline fuel. If the MH you buy is Diesel and you think you will go through a lot of propane (cooking and heater cold climate areas) by all means go with the Diesel gen, the diesel gen puts out a little more watts than the propane also.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Your two threads have been merged into 1 thread to avoid confusion.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:21 AM   #5
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On our Solera, the diesel generator available at the time was 3200 watts; the propane 3600 watts. Don't believe that has changed...
Not sure the diesel generator will support the 15k AC unit.
Believe the propane generator uses about 0.6 gallons an hour at half power. You can verify at the Onan site. The propane tank is 9.8 gallons, as I understand.
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