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Old 10-01-2014, 07:29 AM   #21
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Airrogant, thanks for the link. Jim
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:45 AM   #22
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How does everyone carry extra gas for these small generators or do you refill them by siphoning gas from the tow vehicle. I wouldn't want to travel with a gas can in an enclosed vehicle like the original poster's Sequoia.

Another option is to convert your generator run on propane. Before I had my AS I had a Casita and a 4Runner. I was thinking of buying a Honda generator but I didn't want to carry extra gas in the 4Runner so I looked into propane conversions. I carried a 5lb propane tank for my BBQ and campstove in the 4Runner an didn't have any issues with fumes. The Yamaha can be converted.

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How does everyone carry extra gas for these small generators or do you refill them by siphoning gas from the tow vehicle. I wouldn't want to travel with a gas can in an enclosed vehicle like the original poster's Sequoia.

Another option is to convert your generator run on propane. Before I had my AS I had a Casita and a 4Runner. I was thinking of buying a Honda generator but I didn't want to carry extra gas in the 4Runner so I looked into propane conversions. I carried a 5lb propane tank for my BBQ and campstove in the 4Runner an didn't have any issues with fumes. The Yamaha can be converted.

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Yes, you can buy conversion kits and aren't that complicated to install. They are actually tri-fuel kits that allow the generator to run gas, natural gas or propane. Super handy.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:28 PM   #24
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See comments on portable fuel tanks, generator tips, etc., in this related thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ml#post1461891
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Hi, I carried my Yamaha 2400 inside of my trailer and never got any gas fumes from it. Draining the tank will never remove the fumes in it so this would be of no help. I would never put a gas generator in a plastic bag; You'll be looking for static electric. [BOOM] I carry my gas can on my trailer tongue.
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Draining the tank will never remove the fumes in it so this would be of no help.
Draining the tank isn't to prevent fumes; it's to prevent spills.
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Hi, I carried my Yamaha 2400 inside of my trailer and never got any gas fumes from it. Draining the tank will never remove the fumes in it so this would be of no help. I would never put a gas generator in a plastic bag; You'll be looking for static electric. [BOOM] I carry my gas can on my trailer tongue.
I used to carry my 2400 inside with no fumes either.

Now I carry a Honda 1000, run dry. It just fits in one of the outside storage bins. I've only needed to use it once, and that was for a friend's camper, not mine.


Running it dry will eliminate fumes. Maybe not immediately, but once it all dries out it will.
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Running it dry will eliminate fumes. Maybe not immediately, but once it all dries out it will.
Hi, from my experience this is not true. Once in High School auto shop, a kid brought in an old intake manifold that was sitting in the dirt for years. For some reason he put a lit torch to it and flames shot out of every open hole. When I worked at a Lincoln Mercury dealer in the 70's I had to fix a small leak in a Mark IV gas tank. I removed the empty tank, washed it out twice and steam cleaned it twice. Clean as a whistle. Be fore attempting to solder the tiny hole up, I passed the torch passed the filler tube and got a final flame out; Now it was safe to work on / solder with a torch.
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Hi, from my experience this is not true. Once in High School auto shop, a kid brought in an old intake manifold that was sitting in the dirt for years. For some reason he put a lit torch to it and flames shot out of every open hole. When I worked at a Lincoln Mercury dealer in the 70's I had to fix a small leak in a Mark IV gas tank. I removed the empty tank, washed it out twice and steam cleaned it twice. Clean as a whistle. Be fore attempting to solder the tiny hole up, I passed the torch passed the filler tube and got a final flame out; Now it was safe to work on / solder with a torch.
30 years ago, a local marine repair business sent a welder try to repair an inside hull of a fuel barge that hadn't been quite completely "de-fumed". Blew windows out of buildings for a mile or two around the dry dock. The window I was looking out of didn't break but one next to it did. Whew! They never found any remains of the welder, but if they had, a wet-dry vacuum could have worked as a coffin.
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Has anyone seen how long these RV friendly units will run on, say, a 20lb propane tank ?
I see manuf. estimates for gasoline but I've not seen any for propane. Am I correct in my assumption ( and we all know what that gets us) that propane does not have the fuel system fouling issues we all see with today's gasoline ????
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Just like with any other generator, it varies with the load. My Interstate has a 14.7-gallon built-in propane tank, and a 2.5kW built-in Onan propane-fueled generator. If I ran the generator at 50% load, I could run it for 24 hours, or just over 0.6 gallons per hour.
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Thanks Pro. That's sorta / kinda what I was looking for.
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I have a portable propane generator that I bought at HD a couple of years ago. Works great.
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How does everyone carry extra gas for these small generators? Kelvin
I purchased a Rotapax fuel container that I take with us when we're bringing the generator along. They are available in multiple sizes - I bought the 1 gallon size.

Fuel Cans : Gas Pack : Gasoline Containers : RotopaX.com
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Has anyone seen how long these RV friendly units will run on, say, a 20lb propane tank ?

This information doesn't say how loaded the genny is, From the Gennconnex site: "The average runtime on a single 20lb propane tank is 16-20 hours, and for a 30lb tank is 24-28hrs."

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The smaller Honda and Yamaha inverter generators are able to use much less than full load fuel consumption when they are not fully loaded. This is not true for most generators.
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So just as a heads up the yamaha 2000kw does not fit in the 24 gallon action packer. Handle us a few inches too tall. Nice container though...
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