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Old 05-27-2011, 06:03 PM   #15
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I'd go with gasoline due to the fact you can find gas 24/7 just about anywhere and you don't have to find someone to put it in your vehicle.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #16
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Keep in mind when you mount a generator in the bed of a truck that you may pick up some carbon monoxide, be sure you get a co detector. they can be a life saver.
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I would rather have a used diesel than a new gas. I believe if you look around, you will be able to find a used diesel at a reasonable price. If you had a gas truck, then I would advise you to go gas. Dealing with two fuels is a pain. Propane is just too much trouble. To save money, a lot of the early DP manuf. installed lp generators. I never had a customer who liked the setup. They all went to diesel when they traded.
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Lots of good input and things to consider - thanks !

A question about the paired Honda option, which I hadn't thought of- what are the pros/cons vs. a single generator ?

No electric start.
Easier to load/unload.
Separate fuel tank(s) and gasoline
Could run only 1 w/o A/C running
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Propane is just too much trouble. To save money, a lot of the early DP manuf. installed lp generators. I never had a customer who liked the setup. They all went to diesel when they traded.
Exactly what we did!!
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had a propane 7000 Onan on lp just a hog on lp.Have a 3000 big red (Honda) elect start great runner sips the gas I have the 2004 battery still and just change oil syn.since 2005 change every year one thing I would not buy would be a Generack junk they shake apart or are short lived and rattle Your teeth that is not good .The Honda line of the ie units are quiet and fuel friendly Yamaha makes a ie units also remember not all the Hondas and Yammies are ie they make a construction grade also they are loud . If is not red it is not a Honda, Yellow is not My colour but some buy them lol more junk --------Red or Blue ------------
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Ok I think I'm over the LP and Generac idea.
Further checking into the parallel Honda idea, I see Wise has a 'Triple-parallel kit' that can link a EU3000 (electric start but not enough for the AC) and a 2000, to be able to handle the AC. I like the remote start on the 3000, but need to run the AC at times as well.
Anyone done this ?

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The question of which fuel is best answered by where it it going to come from?

If you are mounting the Generator in the trailer.. Your trailer fuel tanks are PROPANE.. NOTE: many propane powered generators want LIQUID, not gas so you may need a special bottle to feed them liquid and your "House" gas.

If you are mounting in the truck.. Well it carries a different liquid.. (Gasoline or Diesel) and that is your answer.

If you are using it portable.. Diesel is safer, but Gasoline is more popular.
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