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Posted: 10/17/20 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Report on "Impressions" if you have one - and price/s??

Thanks!

On edit: My bad! Should have been posted to "Tech Issues" forum.
"Notify Moderator" won't fly.......so Mod/s if you see this pliz move over to Tech. Thanks again!

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generators that run on propane are fine, but they ARE hungry.


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Posted: 10/17/20 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Helped friends pick one out this summer.

Works nice but as mentioned, propane supply is an issue.

For the friends, it's not an issue as they are in a permanent site and are getting a big tank brought out to the site.

If you are out boondocking, it becomes really limiting and a hassle getting 30lb tanks refilled.


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Posted: 10/17/20 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I run my Champion 4375 on propane and haven't noticed excessive propane use. It's a good generator. I use mine for park model backup power.


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Posted: 10/18/20 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Champion Dual Fuel also. Ran it for 4 days on 2 bottles of propane this summer, mostly to run the A/C. Still had some propane left. Not sure if that is excessive or not. Without looking, I think mine is the 4375 or similar.

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Posted: 10/18/20 02:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I dislike using pounds for measuring propane use
A 30# tank is 7 gallons, a 20# tank is close to 5 gallons
Propane has less energy per gallon than Gasoline
So running the A/C uses more gallons of LP than Gas
Only You can compare your fuel costs more gallons of LP verus lesser gallons of Gasoline
Gasoline is usually easier to aquire and cost less per hour of use,
For home backup, where a large bulk tank is there for normal residential use , LP makes sense, For me it doesn't make sense for boondocking IF it will be used, on a regular basis
I lived in a Safari DP with propane Onan for 10 years, during a hot Midwest summer camping, i burned thru 100# aka 20+ gallons every 3 days using that Onan for the 2 rooftop A/Cs

The champion dual fuel generator, is a nice one
If the the price is right go for it,
But i would not use LP fuel , as my normal use fuel,
But it does give an option to continue use, if out of Gasoline, when camping with an RV where removal refillable bottles/tanks are the norm


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Posted: 10/18/20 06:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a hand start Champion 3500 and love it, wish it was electric start. I wouldn't have to get out of bed to start.


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