Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Boondocking
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2017, 08:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posts: 275
Champion 3400 dual/fuel on RV propane system

Hi folks, a little how to on running a Champion 3400 Dual/Fuel off the RV auto switch over propane system. Endless continuous run without the hassle of gas cans.
First we convert the propane engine for quick connect.
This is what you get with the generator from Champion.



We remove the regulator due to the RV system is all ready at 4 psi with it's own regulator.


Now we install the RV male quick connect fitting.






Simple.
Here we are running off the RV propane quick connect system.
https://youtu.be/jN6ZFCmc9nI
And here is a video running the Coleman mach 3 15K air conditioner at 6200 foot altitude on eco mode.
https://youtu.be/U9wc4ULWuus


- Jeff
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0484.jpg
Views:	502
Size:	227.1 KB
ID:	164865   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0485.jpg
Views:	540
Size:	240.8 KB
ID:	164866  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0486.jpg
Views:	485
Size:	242.8 KB
ID:	164867   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0488.jpg
Views:	481
Size:	231.6 KB
ID:	164868  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0489.jpg
Views:	469
Size:	222.3 KB
ID:	164869   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0490.jpg
Views:	485
Size:	246.2 KB
ID:	164870  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0491.jpg
Views:	479
Size:	238.4 KB
ID:	164871   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0493.jpg
Views:	519
Size:	265.7 KB
ID:	164872  

Attached Files
__________________

__________________
2016 Cougar XLite 26RBI
2015 F150 Lariat SCrew 4x4 3.5L Booster
unyalli 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 06-12-2017, 10:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Posts: 1,495
You must be geting your propane a lot cheaper than I can.
Bill
__________________

__________________
2003 Bounder 38N
5.9 Cummins 3000MH Allison Trans.
Towing a 2014 Honda CRV with a Blue Ox tow bar.
WILDEBILL308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2017, 11:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Changes Weekly!
Posts: 411
Ooh I really like this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDEBILL308 View Post
You must be geting your propane a lot cheaper than I can.
Bill
The big advantage is we can run these generators for 20+ hours on a bottle of Propane, as opposed to 8hrs on a tank of fuel. With the duel fuel unit I have, I usually run off Gasoline but it is dang handy to have the propane when you need it/run out of gas - or want to run the AC overnight. Even better if you can run those long pulls on the house RV system and not have to worry about slinging propane bottles or gas cans around in the middle of the night.
__________________
2017 F-350 6.7 Diesel, CC, SRW, Fx4 Curt Q16/R16 - 11.5K GVWR
2005 Alfa See Ya! SYF30RLIK - 16K GVWR. 4xGC2, 600w Solar w/MPPT --Full timing in our 20's.--
mrgrayaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 04:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posts: 275
Can't edit, here is the video starting a Coleman Mach 3 15k on eco at 6200 feet altitude.

- Jeff
Attached Files
__________________
2016 Cougar XLite 26RBI
2015 F150 Lariat SCrew 4x4 3.5L Booster
unyalli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 09:32 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Posts: 1,495
I am to spoiled. You couldn't hear my 7500 Quiet diesel from that far away. I see the benefit of longer run time but you still have to shut down to check oil per your owners manual every 8 hours. Long runs like this is where I would be using a full synthetic oil.
Bill
__________________
2003 Bounder 38N
5.9 Cummins 3000MH Allison Trans.
Towing a 2014 Honda CRV with a Blue Ox tow bar.
WILDEBILL308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 04:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Bellville, Texas
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDEBILL308 View Post
You must be geting your propane a lot cheaper than I can.
Bill
Me too, I pay $2.49/gallon and thought it was a fair deal at Tractor Supply Co. Regarding the A/C start on Eco Mode, I stopped doing that with mine due to taking a chance in "brown starting" the compressor. Not sure that it will hurt the compressor, but didn't want to chance it, so if I decide to run the A/C(s) then I go off Eco Mode and let the genset run. I realize the genset ramps up fairly quickly, but not as quick as full throttle. My Honda EU7000i will run better than 18 hours on 5 gallons of gas on Eco Mode. Of course, this is subject to what is going on inside the RV with coffee pot, hair dryer, microwave, etc., but we have been able to go the 20 hours during tailgating weekends! Oh, and 60dB(A) @ Full Load; 52dB(A) @ 1/4 Load. Your 7500 Quiet Diesel is probably 52dB(A) @ Full Load, they are sweet!
__________________
2012 Cardinal 3675RT
2014 Ford F350 CC KR SRW FX4 6.7L 3.55 E-Locker
Austin County, "Colonial Capital of Texas"
CMelder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 03:14 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 15
I am lucky I pay $7 for a 20 lbs tank at the reservation.
__________________
GaryMaryanne is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 03:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Posts: 1,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryMaryanne View Post
I am lucky I pay $7 for a 20 lbs tank at the reservation.
Wait till you get off the reservation. Propane is fairley cheap right now but I have payed $4.00 a gallon before.
Bill
__________________
2003 Bounder 38N
5.9 Cummins 3000MH Allison Trans.
Towing a 2014 Honda CRV with a Blue Ox tow bar.
WILDEBILL308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 06:44 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by WILDEBILL308 View Post
Wait till you get off the reservation. Propane is fairley cheap right now but I have payed $4.00 a gallon before.
Bill
and I've paid $4 a gallon for gas in the past it's a moot point. I don't have to horse around with gas cans I don't have to try spilling gas all over a hot generator it's just convenient to run it off the RV propane system especially due to the auto switch over of the propane tanks.
__________________
unyalli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2017, 10:49 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 234
I bought a honda eu2000i converted to propane by genconnex and i wont go back to gas. Love it. Can store generator in my excursion and it doesnt smell like gas.
__________________

__________________
2017 ORV - Black Rock 18DB
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 Liter 4x4
https://tinyurl.com/AJs18DB
ajohansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fuel, propane



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
Excessive propane use + backup propane system JerryHooper Toy Haulers Discussion 10 11-22-2014 08:54 PM
Montana 3400 RL Outside Water Faucets dudg291 5th Wheel Discussion 2 05-19-2014 06:58 AM
1989 Champion Eurocoach - system(s) ?'s mrtinker RV Systems & Appliances 5 08-10-2011 01:22 AM
Bounder: Bedroom Dual Dual Closet Door Hinge Screws The General Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 13 01-12-2011 11:35 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 AM.


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