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Posted: 12/17/19 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“I only plan on dumping the tanks once, at the end of my RV rental return”

Why? Dumping and refilling the fresh water is easy as you know. No need to ruff it that much.


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I wouldn’t want 14 day old poop in my tank...or my rental’s.

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As a reference point, the generator in my Class A, a 4000 watt Onan, uses about a 1/2 gallon per hour on the average, even when using the single roof top 13,500 BTU AC unit while boon docking.

Charging the batteries and running the refrigerator (Dometic 2652) in electric mode is childs play for my Onan 4K. It wastes a lot of fuel if that's all I do with it.

The Onan manual states that the fuel consumption at full load is about .75 gal per hour.

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For the geographically challenged, the OP said they're vacationing in the YUKON. Long ways from US gas prices.
To the OP, couple-3 hours of generator a day goes a LONG ways if you don't need AC, which you won't. I'd be surprised if you need to put more than 20-25 hours tops on it in a couple weeks. You'll WANT to turn it off, onboard generators in low end RVs are annoying when you're in the Rv.
You can use the heat as much as you need. You won't need "that" much in June.
Seriously generator gas will be about the least expensive component of the trip save for liver n onions. That costs $0 cause I hate liver n onions. Bait n tackle will cost more than genny gas.
You will want to dump your black tank probably once in the middle of 11 days unless you don't use it much.
Black tanks have a way of getting ripe if they're pretty full and you take a little bouncy trip down a frost heaved road.
Most importantly, sounds like an awesome trip!
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Are you flying up or driving? If driving, bring all the "gear" that you can. Even furnished rentals are typically pretty sparse and it'll save big $ at the Canadian Superstore stock up shopping in Whitehorse.

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jimlouisesophie wrote:

I am renting a Class C Motor Home for 2 weeks, and the generator on board burns 4 litres (aprox. 1 gal.) per hour. I think this is very high, so thought about renting a Honda 2000W for $225 for two weeks.. I will be dry camping with no hook ups. Comments, please?

The Honda 2000i uses about 33 cents per hour in gas @ current gas prices

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