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Old 04-10-2021, 11:32 AM   #1
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Propane/Dual Fuel Generators and running from Propane Port on Camper

Hello,
Wondering if anyone has had luck using a propane powered generator and instead of connecting the Propane Generator to a bottle, running it from the propane port on the lower front portion of the frame.
Ideally, it would be nice to run only the AC on Low with a small 2200/2000 ish Generator. I would prefer to not have to carry around gasoline- it seems to always spill or slosh just enough to stink up whatever is around it. So this would make it so you didn' t have to put a gas can inside the base camp while driving. (I pull with an SUV so don't want a gas can in my SUV either).

This one looks nice, however the store could NOT sell me, or find, a hose to hook up direct to the LP Port on the frame.
https://www.campingworld.com/champio...or-123244.html

Are there any LP Dual Fuel Generators that are plug and play?
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Old 04-10-2021, 12:23 PM   #2
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Yes, lots of folks here run gens off the propane low-pressure [LP] port:

https://www.google.com/search?q=prop...=airforums.com

Most of the threads are in the Generators etc. sub-forum -- there is nothing unique about the BC LP port:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f448/

One recent long thread FYI:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...se-153363.html

We have a small Yamaha 1000 watt unit, which works fine to top off the batteries, and keep an already-cold fridge cold:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Y...=airforums.com

Most propane-fired generators have readily available hoses for connecting to the LP port. Extension hoses are easy to add on.

Good luck.
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