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Old 11-28-2014, 11:09 AM   #15
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The generator was the selling point of the rv, In my latest pull behind I go to marine events for my shop and the generator is always lacking some when everything is in full run. But in this one it is just enough for both a/c 's and appliances. In my pull behind we usually bring my miller welder (diesel) and it runs quiet and fuel efficient with huge amounts of power. It requires a second truck to haul it.
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Thanks KIX, I didnt know that it was supposed to be that low of a percentage.
I stopped playing with it for the holidays although I am replacing everything from the regulators to the unit to compare the fuel usage. It must have a fault somewhere. I will test it Monday coming week.
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Hook up a fuel line (gasoline) from the carb to a pump, to a length of hose with a quick-connect on the end (such as Evinrude) then find the wire that goes from the controller to the propane solenoid.
Install a SPDT switch in this line. Panel to common, other end of wire to one contact of switch and second contact to carb shutoff solenoid and the to electric fuel pump. If you see the power lead goes to a vacuum switch on the intake manifold as well as the LPG solenoid, make sure to install the DPST switch between this and the controller. This is known as a vacuum-proofing control for the propane setup and can be a real PIA.
This setup would give you the best of both worlds as you could switch from one fuel to the other simply by plugging into a portable fuel tank and flipping a switch.
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My shop is a marine shop, and I did test it with a simple fuel quick connect without the use of the propane. The way you described (Rvpapa) is what I was looking for.
Tomorrow I will go out to the rv and try to get that to work. I have the diffuser / regulators being fixed currently and ordered new fuel hose for the propane side. I have to be leaking something for it to run as inefficient as it is. But after seeing I have 2 optional fuels I want to have that advantage. Thanks.
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