Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > RV Systems & Appliances
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
tekrsq's Avatar
 
Mid Atlantic Campers
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 240
Onan fuel usage

This past weekend was our first prolonged use of our Onan Emerald 1. We ran it 32 hrs straight, and used about 19.5 gallons of gas. We ran the A/C (mostly on high), microwave, TV, and a couple fans the entire time. I was curious if this is normal fuel consumption? I;m not complaining because I actually thought it would have used considerably more, but when it didn't, it got me curious.
__________________

__________________
'87 Coachmen Leprachuan 27' on Ford E 350 w/ 460 cid, Hedman Headers, dual flowmaster exhaust
tekrsq is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-11-2011, 03:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bluepill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 2,214
For the loads that you mention, your consumption sounds about right. My Onan 8KW diesel is rated at 0.49 gallons per hour at half load, and I would expect a gasoline unit to burn closer to 0.65 gph.
__________________

__________________
2008 Itasca Meridian 37H & 2015 Flagstaff T12RBST
2011 & 2012 Len & Pat's "One lap of America"
27K miles & 41 states in 13 months - Woo Woo
Yellowstone Lake 6-1-2012
bluepill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
JC2
Senior Member
 
JC2's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mo/Texas
Posts: 3,143
Your pretty much on the money for usage by a gas gennie, about .6gph for what you were using.
__________________
04 Newmar DSDP 4015-Cummins ISL 370hp-Spartan MM Chassis-2013 Chev Equinox AWD-Ready Brute Elite Towing System-FMCA 402879-SKP 120487
JC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 06:47 AM   #4
Registered User
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake George, Mi
Posts: 385
I had the same genny in my '92 E350 Four Winds. Under light loads it would get 1/3 gal hr. Under heavy loads (A/C) it would get upwards of 2/3 gal hr. So looks like you're right in the ball park.
__________________
jlyon69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
tekrsq's Avatar
 
Mid Atlantic Campers
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 240
Awesome ! Thanks guys !!!!!
__________________
'87 Coachmen Leprachuan 27' on Ford E 350 w/ 460 cid, Hedman Headers, dual flowmaster exhaust
tekrsq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fuel, onan



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
onan generator- fuel issue jimzz2001 Vintage RV's 14 07-08-2011 10:47 AM
Onan Marquis 7k fuel pump billr30656 MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 05-29-2010 09:36 PM
Incorrect fuel pump mystery possibly solved Brazels RV Performance Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 6 04-28-2010 06:29 PM
Anyone change generator fuel hose from tank to fuel pump? vacation on wheels MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 07-19-2009 08:39 PM
Fuel Contamination Problem CampingCaptain Cummins Engines 5 04-07-2009 02:46 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.