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Old 06-26-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Anyone out there have an idea as to the hourly fuel consumption of the Onan generator?

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Anyone out there have an idea as to the hourly fuel consumption of the Onan generator?

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Old 06-26-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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Quiet Diesel 7500 about 1/2 gallon an hour according to Onan.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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is that figure for being under full load (2 ACs on) or is it for no load?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Quiet Diesel 7500 about 1/2 gallon an hour according to Onan. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


That's at 1/2 load.

Full load is about 1 gallon per hour.
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And don't forget, that's drawing over 60 amps. Might be tough to find enough things to turn on at the same time to fully-load it to capacity.

I'm constantly amazed at how frugal mine is.
I keep trying to invent ways to hook it to the drive-wheels or to power the entire stick-house when I'm there.
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Hello Dave:

When Donna & I were at the Cheyenne Rally in 2004 dry camping in 100? weather we left Paloma in the Coach with the generator running and the A/C's set at 75? I put 50 hours on the generator. I fuelled at the Flying J just before we arrived (8 miles) and again just as we left (8 miles) and the Alpine took about 12 gallons of fuel. I guess I used 2 gallons for travel and 10 in the generator. So if my guessing is close I used less then a 1/4 gallon per hour.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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David, that was a really good test for generator fuel consumption. And, your math was right on.

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