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Old 07-15-2007, 01:45 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by HowieE
The same fuel idea is worth considering but since I assume you will be using the generator while using the trailer I would suggest you consider a propane generator, less expensive per KW, propane engines will last longer than gas, and a wider varity to select from.

If you look at my site Page 3
you can see how I take propane from the trailer to fuel my truck when I want real power. The same idea could be used to fuel a generator.

Honda and Yamaha both make propane generators in the 3000 watt size that will meet the needs. yes the Airstream has a 30amp service but that does not mean it has to be supplied with 30 amps just to work. I assume your hause has at least a 200 amp 3 phase service but I doubt you ever draw 1/3 of that.

was actually looking at a DIESEL generator NOT gas. I like Diesel (less volatile) than both gas and propane.

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Old 07-15-2007, 02:40 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Streamer1

was actually looking at a DIESEL generator NOT gas. I like Diesel (less volatile) than both gas and propane.
Hi Steamer1

Popane is a completly contained fuel and would be be no less dangerous than ant other propane equipment in your trailer. Give it some thought.

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Old 07-15-2007, 03:17 PM   #17
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Streamer----Sorry for the confusion. 110v, 120v, 125v are all labels for the same thing. The household voltage we use for lights, TVs, kitchen appliances and airstream lights and appliances. Your local power company provides a nominal 120v and slight variations don't matter. Your engineer friend may have used 240v to show you how the calculation is made, not meaning it to apply to the airstream electrical system in particular. The amp capacity is the maximum load you may safely pull through a circuit before it over heats. when in fact the radio or light bulb is drawing only one amp.

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Old 07-15-2007, 03:49 PM   #18
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I wondered about the 110, 120 and 125 volt thing for years until I ran across an article that explained there really is no more 110 A.C. unless you have a really bad line. The voltage was increased so you will usually see more in the range of 120-125 volts. I went out to the trailer and my voltmeter registered 121 volts. When it drops down to 113 volts then it goes into the red area. Fortunately I have a Hughes Autoformer which will keep the voltage up or shut the system down should I hook up to a line with low or very high voltage.


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