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Old 04-20-2012, 06:34 AM   #21
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Which size container? 24 gallon?, thanks, jim
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:37 AM   #22
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Which size container? 24 gallon?, thanks, jim

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The box is a good idea Bob, but if fumes escape from the generator and contained in the box, they are much more explosive than liquid gasoline. Maybe a few vent holes would be a good idea. Our Honda never seems to have any fumes escape, but I still would worry.

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Gene,

Are you related to Sandra?
She didn't even like the generator in the TV or the AS, but it's good now that it's sealed.

Plus it's on LPG now.

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Are you related to Sandra?
She didn't even like the generator in the TV or the AS, but it's good now that it's sealed.

Plus it's on LPG now.

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Ok, I'm caught. I used to see her in Mulligans (a sleazy bar in Buffalo) and we'd talk about gas fumes. Somehow this didn't impress her. I had found that lots of girls in Buffalo liked to talk about gas fumes, so I was surprised.

LPG does solve the problem of there is none remaining in the generator. Do you carry a separate tank for the generator in the Suburban, or hook up to the Airstream tanks?

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Ok, I'm caught. I used to see her in Mulligans (a sleazy bar in Buffalo) and we'd talk about gas fumes. Somehow this didn't impress her. I had found that lots of girls in Buffalo liked to talk about gas fumes, so I was surprised.

LPG does solve the problem of there is none remaining in the generator. Do you carry a separate tank for the generator in the Suburban, or hook up to the Airstream tanks?

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The pancake tank is stored in the AS trunk.

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I had found that lots of girls in Buffalo liked to talk about gas fumes ...
Well, just so long as they didn't HAVE a lot of gas fumes, that's probably ok, isn't it?
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Again, thanks for the additional advice.


Jim Foster, your TV charging comment surprised me. I called Ford (I have a new Expedition) and was told that the Tow Package wiring includes the 7-pin connector with a separate charge wire for the towed vehicle batteries and that a full TV battery would not reduce the charge rate for the trailer batteries. He said that years ago a separate charge wire was often added that was not standard in the vehicle, but the newer vehicles are set up to charge trailer batteries. I hope they're right!
I hope they are right too. My question to them would be "How is the charge to the TV battery being cut down?"

Interesting.
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I hope they are right too. My question to them would be "How is the charge to the TV battery being cut down?"

Interesting.

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Having the chassis battery fully charged doesn't limit charging output to the chassis battery. There's no vehicle with a properly wired charge line that works that way.

Modern alternators are voltage regulated. The voltage output, aside from temperature compensation, will remain constant until the alternator output approaches the maximum current rating. A growing number of vehicles have the power train computer dial back the output voltage a little after the engine has been running continuously for a certain period of time to prevent overcharging, but that's a small adjustment and is based on time and ambient temperature and doesn't make much difference.

As such the regulated voltage will be the same whether the chassis battery is fully charged or not. Less the resistive losses in the charge line and ground path, this is the voltage that will appear at the trailer.
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