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Old 08-12-2019, 02:21 PM   #21
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"Propane is cleaner and requires less maintenance."

Not when compared to a diesel.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:26 PM   #22
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Sounds like LP is the right choice for you.

An 'extend a stay' and a few 20lb propane bottles may be all you need if your use changes a little.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:33 PM   #23
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Sounds like LP is the right choice for you.

An 'extend a stay' and a few 20lb propane bottles may be all you need if your use changes a little.

^^Agree^^as little as you plan to use generator, you can install the Extend-A-Stay and use portable bottles to supplement your supply. There's a reason for the diesel up charge but if you don't need it...don't buy it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:00 PM   #24
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Sounds like LP is the right choice for you.

An 'extend a stay' and a few 20lb propane bottles may be all you need if your use changes a little.
Keep in mind there are storage and transport issues with 20# bottles.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:56 PM   #25
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Everything is a sacrifice with RV's. They most likely will never need extra bottles. If so, get a rear carrier rack or carry them in the toad.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:49 PM   #26
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If you store them in the Toad: you might want to install a "Blast shield" between it; and your RV...
Just in case it ever got hit hard in a traffic stop...

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Old 08-13-2019, 05:24 PM   #27
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If you store them in the Toad: you might want to install a "Blast shield" between it; and your RV...
Just in case it ever got hit hard in a traffic stop...
And perhaps a blast shield between the on-board propane tank and the occupants would be a good idea as well.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:16 PM   #28
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If they center-punch me at an intersection: I'd rather not survive the encounter anyway...
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I own a Class B diesel sprinter with propane gen. Works great. Always starts (unlike the gas 4KW gen on my previous Thor which would gum up if you didn't run it for a couple of wks). We don't boondock so no issues about running low on propane. Consider: you can buy a lot of propane for $6,000. Not much to service on it either.
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If the motor home is diesel I would also get a deselect gen set. It will be more cost effective in the long run.
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We have a 2018 Thor Freedom Elite Mercedes Sprinter with the propane generator. We have to dry camp for two of the three months we stay at Key West Naval Air Station RV park. I run the onboard generator periodically to exercise it, but our main power comes from two Honda 2000i gas generators. Cheaper to run and maintenance less expensive. I also added a Camco Extend-a-Stay valve to the propane tank, that allows connecting it to a 20 lb propane tank if needed (and also a connection for grill).
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I had a Thor Citation Sprinter for four years. We rarely boondock and or run the generator for long periods of time. Since our travel pattern was more touring than camping the propane generator was fine. No maintenance issues at all, it started readily every time we needed it. But if you're anticipating heavy use of both the furnace and oven, plan on buying propane frequently.
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And, there you have it. A resounding vote for whatever YOU want! LOL It all boils down to your needs, budget and preference. Enjoy the new coach whatever generator you end up with!


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I am planning to purchase a diesel Sprinter which comes standard with the LPG-fueled generator. The diesel generator is an option and at a cost of a few thousand dollars (perhaps 3-4 thousand). Currently, I have a diesel generator in my Synergy which is fine. Sometimes the diesel gas emission can be strong especially when initially starting, but I have no other complaints. Does anyone have any input on the pros and cons of each, especially anyone who has actual experience in using both? Thank you for your help!
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