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Old 02-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #29
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Although propane engines last longer i am with the majority for all the above reasons. Take care of a gas genset and it will last longer than the rig. I start the genset for 10 to 15 minutes everyother weekend in the winter.
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I have so many comebacks, but they would all be edited, get me evicted or close the thread down.

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People, all I am saying is that the facts show propane fueled engines, those designed to run on propane, not conversions; which by the way there is nothing wrong with so long as the heads are hard, you fully understand this jlyons I am certain, are by far more reliable than gassers, especially with the onset of corn gas being used in older gensets- If you have an older unit read the literature and see if any blend of ethanol is approved.
However the all important caveat is that you must be a 'normal' person in order for propane to be the best choice for YOU and being normal does not include having the NEED to run your generator for extended periods-within ear shot of others- as this makes you a very very rude person, which some here appear to be.
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Why not have the BEST of both worlds, buy a portable Honda EU2000i generator with the Tri-Fuel kit that allows you to use either gas, propane or natural gas.

See link here. Propane Powered Generator Honda EU2000i + Propane Conversion Kit | Technomadia

It is only a 2000 watt which may or may not be enough depending on your circumstances.

I do know from experience that the Honda generators are really quiet compared to others.

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Dr., thats a great heads up, tnks. The people say the EU2000 starts the ac but I don't see how, running current for the Cub is 11.1A or roughly 1300w so this is not an issue but the inrush current to start is what I would be concerned with as the gen is maxed out-on paper anyway- at 2004w, regardless, the owners say the genset starts the ac and that is all that matters PLUS you could always get the twining cord and run two-I -believe- you can twin all of these Honda models, and they are really works of art.
Get the propane tee into thing and life would be very nice indeed-imagine the fuel consumption, or rather the lack of fuel consumption-even jlyons would be happy with this, then again.....

Good grief, those can run over seven hours on 1.1 gallons of gas, or with the adjustment for propane, just over two days with the standard small rv tank-thats running only a genset, but even this is impressive.
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Dr., thats a great heads up, tnks. The people say the EU2000 starts the ac but I don't see how, running current for the Cub is 11.1A or roughly 1300w so this is not an issue but the inrush current to start is what I would be concerned with as the gen is maxed out-on paper anyway- at 2004w, regardless, the owners say the genset starts the ac and that is all that matters PLUS you could always get the twining cord and run two-I -believe- you can twin all of these Honda models, and they are really works of art.
Get the propane tee into thing and life would be very nice indeed-imagine the fuel consumption, or rather the lack of fuel consumption-even jlyons would be happy with this, then again.....

Good grief, those can run over seven hours on 1.1 gallons of gas, or with the adjustment for propane, just over two days with the standard small rv tank-thats running only a genset, but even this is impressive.
There is a capacitor mod you can make for easier stards on the AC
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Hi taz, hard start kit? are you also surprised that the 2kw gen will start the ac??
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