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Old 10-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Propane Generators Pros and Cons

Just bought a 5th wheel which the Onan Generator runs on propane would like to know some do and donts with using propane compared to reg gas?

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Old 10-26-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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You pretty much treat it as gas but there's no concern about ethanol, varnish etc. No additives to the tank.

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Just be sure you don't get too far away from a propane fill station if you use it. It will eat through 7 gallons of propane in a hurry.
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nice to have when you need it ...... wish ours had one.
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The pros are trouble free operation - the fuel is clean and requires no special care or winter additives. The cons is the rate of fuel consumption - LP contains much less energy than gasoline or diesel, so uses a lot more fuel.

You still need to exercise the generator regularly. The main reason for running it is to make it heat up enough to dispel moisture from the electrical components.
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