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Posted: 07/06/20 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was wondering if anyone has converted their onboard propane generac to gasoline.
I figured I might use it more if it didn't use all my propane after running for like two hours.
Thought it's already in there and I wouldn't have to cary my honda then.

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Posted: 07/06/20 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And some keep advocating propane generators...


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There is safety issue with using gasoline engine mounted on small RV.
Even if you find gasoline carburetor for it.
For carburetor contact the manufacturer.





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I think it would be theoretically possible although you might be able to buy a gasoline generator for the cost of roll your own conversion.

If you have to carry gasoline, you might as well carry propane unless you’d rather have a gasoline generator because of other reasons like how quiet they can be. The reason why small RVs don’t have gasoline engine generators is they don’t typically have gasoline storage built in.


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jimh425 wrote:

The reason why small RVs don’t have gasoline engine generators is they don’t typically have gasoline storage built in.


Removing 1 of 7.5 gallons propane cylinders make plenty of storage for gas can.... with triple running time.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Removing 1 of 7.5 gallons propane cylinders make plenty of storage for gas can.... with triple running time.


Sure, but fridges, water heaters, stoves, ovens, builtin generators, and furnaces don’t run on gasoline.

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Think a carburetor (with choke, etc) and a fuel pump is all you need. Well, along with a fuel tank for the gasoline.


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jimh425 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

Removing 1 of 7.5 gallons propane cylinders make plenty of storage for gas can.... with triple running time.


Sure, but fridges, water heaters, stoves, ovens, builtin generators, and furnaces don’t run on gasoline.


That's why I said remove 1 aka ONE.
I also removed generator, what gives me storage for 2 more cans, while generator sits on front hitch.

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If you want to change it why don't you just remove it. A gas 2KW genset will weigh a lot less, will be easier and less expensive to work on. The genset will fit in the compartment where the LP unit fits. You might be able to store one or two gas cans in the same area. You will have to put a floor in the compartment but that's no big deal. I help folks in removing two LP units and we used an aluminum stop sign for the floor. It can from the county maintenance barn that had bee shot full of holes.

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Posted: 07/06/20 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I think it would be theoretically possible although you might be able to buy a gasoline generator for the cost of roll your own conversion.

If you have to carry gasoline, you might as well carry propane unless you’d rather have a gasoline generator because of other reasons like how quiet they can be. The reason why small RVs don’t have gasoline engine generators is they don’t typically have gasoline storage built in.


I'd much rather carry an extra LP tank than a can of gas.

Where are you going to mount a gas tank if you do convert the generator to run on gas?


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