Here's the setup I have and/or targeting:
Have: Truck - 2004 F350 SRW 6.0 Diesel (all the problems with this engine are fixed - daily driver but work from home, rig is solid, everything is stock right now).
Need: Truck Camper - Lance 855s (done all the homework for my application and have all this figured out).
Need: Cargo Trailer - 18 ft v-nose (probably steel and not aluminum) with 5400LBS (minimum) tandem axles.
The Abstract: I have in mind to turn the cargo trailer into a rolling power station, garage/toy hauler (Honda Talon 1000R for the toy) and water reservoir (like 300 gallons). I've got all the weight related items worked out and I am well under the GCVWR for my truck.
My thing is this (and I know this has come up before) but what kind of generator and fuel type to use? Since I work from home, Ill be working on the road so Ill need to run things like a laptop and external monitor. Right now, the plan is convert two Honda EU2200i's to LP, one being a Companion model because it has 30 AMP capability and I can plug the TC into it when needed to power everything (baffle boxes with proper ventilation, etc. for the generator(s) inside the trailer). We are talking four 100LBS LP tanks with a total of 100 gallons of LP stored in the trailer (25 gallons per tank). Im an engineer so Im not remotely concerned about weight or design of this thing.
Ive been mulling over whether or not to invest in a diesel generator given my truck is a diesel but run times between LP and diesel, as well as maintenance (LP being basically none), is a concern. Mostly boondocking but probably RV parks here and there. According to this I should kick some serious ass with my idea on the Honda LP gens: http://www.genconnexdirect.net/Litur...k_Runtimes.pdf
I should note I have my eye on a badass wind turbine to augment some of this as well: https://www.makemu.it/linea-prodotti/domus/?lang=en
. Battle Born batteries to store the energy but thats another post for another time.
I could sit here and go into much finer detail about everything Im doing but Im keeping this simple: need feedback on LP or diesel for my application. Yes I know solar, but thats down the road too.