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Old 09-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Generator replacement

What do you think about this Diesel generator to replace a gas gen in a motorhome? Just thought I would ask for your opinions
Thanks in advance
Its the 3rd gen down on the page.
DuroStar Generators - MaxTool.com

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Old 09-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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If you are planning to run this as a standalone (external) gen then it looks like a nice gen. However, if it is to "replace" an existing enclosed gas system which is tied into your main fuel tank you should consider how you will fuel the thing, how to run exhaust piping, how to start/stop it from inside the mh.

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Old 09-01-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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I have a 25 gal gas tank i can convert to diesel fuel already on the coach for the gas gen. Then I was thinking of taping into the main diesel fuel tank and use a transfer pump tied into the old gas tank to refill it. This gen comes with 2 wireless remote start switches. I was going to extend the exhaust out from under the coach like the onan gas I have now.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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FWIW. Last year I was thinking about one that was similar, I believe they where called Apache. Sold by the same company Max Tools. I thought I might pick one up on the way by. They disappeared off their website so I assumed they either could not get them or where having problems with them. Now I see the one you are looking at and wonder why these and not those. It would be worth a phone call to ask them about their change of suppliers. Could be the same generator under a different brand name. It's like the smaller gas generators, there are a lot that are identical, branded and painted differently for various suppliers. Let us know if you call and what their answer is
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:07 AM   #5
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Despite it being a 6000 watt genset, it appears that 30A (3600 watts) is the max you are going to get out of it. The 240V/30A output does you no good, so 120v/30A = 3600 watts is what you get. Or you can get 2x 120v/20A. Is that enough for your RV?
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