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Old 06-30-2017, 02:21 PM   #15
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Check with a local Propane distributor. They usually sell small 50-100 pound bottles that they can setup for you either way.
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fugitive861, Have you considered a propane tank that was used for gasoline truck conversions to propane (and on some farm equipment). We do extended winter camping, and use one for heat. I bought a 50 gallon tank for under $200.00. Mine has valving for liquid and vapor. It may work for you! We bring it, a 55 gallon drum of water,and a Polaris Ranger on a little flatbed trailer behind our 5th wheel.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:18 PM   #17
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You could convert it back to gas.

Use a small propane tank for the stove and fit a large gas tank in.

Gas is so much easier to pour in a tank.
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I've never understood why propane to run a generator on an rv?
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:05 AM   #19
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I've never understood why propane to run a generator on an rv?
Some states have emission regulations that prevent using diesel generators on RVs. Example, CA. Not saying it is correct, just that is a big reason.
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We have an Onan Marquis 6500 LP generator and a 25 gallon onboard propane tank. The genset burns a tad more than one gallon per hour if an ac is on. We've been going four wheeling a lot lately which entails dry camping. If we start with a completely full propane tank, we are empty at about 20 hour of run time. It hasn't been a problem with cooler weather, but I cannot sleep in a hot Texas summer night without ac.
Our genset runs on liquid propane. Can I bring supplemental propane bottles in the event we run our main tank empty? BBQ propane bottle I believe draw off gaseous propane, right? So I cannot run genset on those. Would a forklift bottle work? I believe they feed liquid propane. Thanks.
Are you running more than 1 A/C at a time? The reason I ask is that there are some ways to combine (auto start generator) + (solar) + (LiFe battery pack) + ( healthy inverter) that would at least double your air conditioning run time.

No doubt a trailer with a big propane tank will be cheaper, but it is possible.
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I've never understood why propane to run a generator on an rv?
In my case it was converted to propane before I bought it since the ethanol fuel was eating up the aluminum carburetors and plugged the jets. They say not rebuildable and cost 500 bucks new. So the propane conversion was 700. Thinking of going back to gas . 75 gallon tank there.
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:49 AM   #22
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i prefer propane. the fuel does not go bad. No carb to clean.

I have a honda 2000 converted to propane by genconnex. I love it. I can put the generator in my excursion and it doesnt stink.

Sounds like your genset is permanently mounted. My generator runs on vapor propane just like the rest of heater, fridge and stove/oven.

Genconnex has some good propane tank burn time info. It also has some info on how big the propane tank needs to be based on power your using and temperature. The lower the temps outside the harder it is for propane to vaporize.

http://www.genconnexdirect.net/Litur...k_Runtimes.pdf
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Everything I find shows you can run an LP generator off a bbq tank, so why not add an "extend a stay kit and hook up a 40lb bottle to it?

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Everything I find shows you can run an LP generator off a bbq tank, so why not add an "extend a stay kit and hook up a 40lb bottle to it?

Propane Tanks for Portable Generators - Power Up Generator

My generator runs on LIQUID propane. Some run on VAPOR. Most of the stand alone generators will run on vapor. I'm not sure if I can simply turn the tank upside down and run it off a bbq tank...i've gotten conflicting information. I suppose I can try it and see how it goes.
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My generator runs on LIQUID propane. Some run on VAPOR. Most of the stand alone generators will run on vapor. I'm not sure if I can simply turn the tank upside down and run it off a bbq tank...i've gotten conflicting information. I suppose I can try it and see how it goes.
My understanding is that in the past, you could turn a 5 gallon LP tank upside down and it did give you liquid. A few years ago, they added an internal valve that closes when the tank is flipped upside down - at least the ones we have available here.
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NO NOT turn a regular propane cylinder UPSIDE down to try and use for liquid delivery.

Yes liquid propane will flow BUT the relief valve is now in liquid propane and should it open Super COLD liquid propane will spew out vs vapor which can dissipate quickly in the presence of air


OPD.......
Float inside propane cylinders.
They STOP flow going in BUT have no affect on flow out
(otherwise you would not be able to get any out after a full refill)





OP....
Your generator is pulling liquid propane off bottom section of your tank.
Connecting an 'extend-a-stay' type of adapter to your service line (vapor) would allow you to valve out service valve on tank...connect 20#,30# etc portable cylinders for coach LP System (stove/oven, fridge, water heater) and continue to use MH Tank for liquid feed to generator
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What about just not running the genny so much? If you only need it to sleep, then set the AC sorta high, and run genset only at night. My AC will turn my trailer into a refrigerated box car if I let it.
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As your unit is based on liquid propane you may have to put a shutoff valve and quick disconnect at the tank and get a certified liquid propane tank. Basically an extendastay for liquid.
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