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Old 01-11-2017, 07:04 AM   #11
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Looks like it is "Dual Fuel"! Youroo!!
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:09 AM   #12
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Follow up. It looks like you got an LP gas genny.
I wonder about that.... LP is going to cost more than gasoline I believe but
you don't have to worry about a carb gunking up while the genny is
in storage so there's that up side.
Every generator I've ever owned has fuel cutoff valve. Just turn the valve and let the generator run out of gas in the engine.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:49 AM   #13
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It will run everything in your camper just fine.
Folks have been using generators just like yours for years for everything from home use (think off grid Alaska) to Emergency Med Services.

Yes, noise will be a concern but you've addressed what your intentions are for that.
Stay true to your intentions and you won't make others mad should you decide to drag that out in a campground.

As youroo said, if you have a Electrical Management System in your rig you 'may' need to explore the 'Edison Plug' which will allow the EMS to work with the generator's floating neutral.

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Remember, when running off propane, the wattage will be slightly less than when on gasoline.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:11 AM   #14
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Remember, when running off propane, the wattage will be slightly less than when on gasoline.
I keep hearing that but don't understand why. Are you saying the engine runs at a lower RPM when using propane? If not it seems to me that if the engine is running at the same RPM then the generator would have the same output. If the driveshaft is spinning at, i.e., 3,600 RPM then the generator wouldn't care if the shaft was driven by an engine or 40 hampsters running in a rotary cage.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:16 AM   #15
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Gasoline has a higher energy density so you can run longer on a gallon of gas compared with a gallon of propane. The output power of the generator won't decrease if you run on propane, you will just use more of it.
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Every generator I've ever owned has fuel cutoff valve. Just turn the valve and let the generator run out of gas in the engine.
Mine too but with the ethanol gas we have now it's not good to store more than a few months so when I'm done with mine-
I shut off the gas and run it until it misses. I turn on the choke and it
runs a bit longer then dies.
Mine has a carb bowl drain so I drain the remaining tablespoon of gas
out of the carb that you can't get just by running it with fuel shut off.

Then I remove the gas line from the carb and stick it into a 5 gal container
and drain the tank.

It's a big hassle but since we only use it for emergencies that's my routine.
LP I guess I wouldn't have to do all that....
But that week we needed it in hot weather I ran thru at least 3 5-gal cans
of gas. I have means to siphon gas from either my truck or one of the cars so we could go longer even if the local gas stations were in-accessible due to weather or lack of power at the gas station.

Everything's a trade off.
That dual fuel sounds interesting! I guess I never heard of that...
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Mine too but with the ethanol gas we have now it's not good to store more than a few months so when I'm done with mine-
I shut off the gas and run it until it misses. I turn on the choke and it
runs a bit longer then dies.
Mine has a carb bowl drain so I drain the remaining tablespoon of gas
out of the carb that you can't get just by running it with fuel shut off.

Then I remove the gas line from the carb and stick it into a 5 gal container
and drain the tank.

It's a big hassle but since we only use it for emergencies that's my routine.
LP I guess I wouldn't have to do all that....
But that week we needed it in hot weather I ran thru at least 3 5-gal cans
of gas. I have means to siphon gas from either my truck or one of the cars so we could go longer even if the local gas stations were in-accessible due to weather or lack of power at the gas station.

Everything's a trade off.
That dual fuel sounds interesting! I guess I never heard of that...
Stabil will help keep your gas usable longer. I use it will all my portable gas containers.
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I keep hearing that but don't understand why. Are you saying the engine runs at a lower RPM when using propane? If not it seems to me that if the engine is running at the same RPM then the generator would have the same output. If the driveshaft is spinning at, i.e., 3,600 RPM then the generator wouldn't care if the shaft was driven by an engine or 40 hampsters running in a rotary cage.
It's all about the efficiency of the fuel.
Propane is less efficient than gasoline and therefore won't 'react' to loading as well as gasoline especially as temperatures get colder.

You are correct when referring to the genny purring along at 3600 RPM it really doesn't matter what is powering it at that point.
But it is when you introduce a load(s) to the generator, as to which fuel can react better to keeping it purring at 3600 RPM. Propane simply cannot as it's BTU's per gallon (combustion power) is less than gas. Simply put, a propane powered engine just doesn't produce as much horsepower as a gas fueled engine, therefore the derating of the wattage.
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Non-inverter generators will NOT 'eat up' electronics if used properly. The danger lies in that the power they provide can fluctuate, especially during start up and shutdown. Which is why instructions say to turn off breakers during these times, although very few folks actually do that Some electronics will not handle power fluctuations well.

Inverter generators always put out clean, steady, power due to design so you don't have the power fluctuations.
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I have the smaller Champion open frame we got from TSC. I think it's 3500watt but only 30amp. Ran many times last year to power our 266rr toy hauler when boondocking. Just made sure ac was off before stopping or starting generator to avoid any issues but otherwise the champions are a great choice.
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