Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2003, 10:03 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
Tinsel Loaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Jim
I will take a flick this weekend and post.
__________________

__________________
Tinsel Loaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2003, 10:20 PM   #30
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pick's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
High Springs , Florida
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,310
Images: 36
Send a message via AIM to Pick
87MH, Amerigas just charged me $1.81 per gallon to fill the home tank. Local Flying J is at $1.34. Around "here" all of the local propane companies are big cheating, chiseling, ripoffs. Amerigas wants $23 to fill a 30 pounder, yet you can do it at Flying J for around $10.

The local Linde industrial gas dealer had some neat horizontal 40# tanks for around $150. They had a level gauge and big filler.
__________________

__________________
ARS WA8ZYT
2003 GMC 2500HD 4X4 D/A Ext. Cab
Propane Powered Honda EU2000i
Lots of Hot Sauce!
Air # 283
WBCCI 1350
Pick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2004, 12:59 AM   #31
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 19' Bambi
Falmouth , Massachusetts
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 124
Images: 9
Propane EU3000

Three years ago I modified my EU3000 to run as dual fuel, primarily on gas but alternately on propane. Details of the conversion, including pictures, are on my site:
http://www.mswartz.com .
Also, on www.irv2.com I posted several articles on the process and results (search for user mswartz, listing all postings.)

I used a conversion system from Carbturbo.com, and since the installation, I've put over 600 hours on the genset (has an hourmeter) with about 200 of that on propane.

My experience is that the unit works well on propane, but in cold weather (ie, propane tanks below 30F) the genset can experience fuel starvation under load changes, and I therefore usually run the unit on gasoline when I expect the temperature to be below 40F.

In warm conditions though, propane operation has run the genset well, reliably allowing the 11kbtu Dometic airconditioner to cycle in its normal modes. I leave the economode switch ON at temperatures over 40F. and OFF below that.

Lately the price of propane has reached record levels here in SE Massachusetts, costing $20 to fill 30LB tanks last week. Certainly gas is more economical for the delivered BTU, and from the standpoint of operating efficiency for this genset works best.

When I'm on a remote site for awhile with the trailer, I can connect to bulk propane tanks and avoid the gas refills, however.
__________________

__________________
Marshall Swartz
2001 19-ft Bambi
2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL
mswartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Propane Powered EU2000i? Pick Generators & Solar Power 8 04-09-2016 07:36 AM
Generators . . . again? dinoburb Generators & Solar Power 6 03-18-2008 08:36 PM
Propane tanks question Swingking LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 8 10-22-2003 10:55 PM
Propane injection Rik Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 13 09-23-2003 11:34 AM
Propane Usage COArgosy78 On The Road... 6 02-25-2003 10:35 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.