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Old 08-11-2022, 07:28 PM   #1
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I am looking at a DRV and the seller stated it has an 8K "diesel" genny. I can't say that I have ever heard of that. Propane yes, and gas on a toy hauler yes, but never diesel on a 5th wheel. There would need to be a fuel tank on the camper, and I believe a fuel filter would be needed. This may be a normal thing, but jusy odd to me. Comments?
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:54 PM   #2
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I have seen a DRV advertisement video that said they can add generator options with propane, gas and diesel from 5500W - 10000W
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:35 PM   #3
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I am looking at a DRV and the seller stated it has an 8K "diesel" genny. I can't say that I have ever heard of that. Propane yes, and gas on a toy hauler yes, but never diesel on a 5th wheel. There would need to be a fuel tank on the camper, and I believe a fuel filter would be needed. This may be a normal thing, but jusy odd to me. Comments?
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Oman makes a very reliable 8k diesel generator. If it was serviced and exercised correctly It should be trouble free depending on age.

My generator is an 8kw diesel. Mine is 2 years old with over 500 hours.
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Old 08-12-2022, 03:33 AM   #4
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Buy the RV and I will swap you my 6500 Commercial LP Gen.
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Old 08-12-2022, 06:18 AM   #5
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DRV no longer will add the diesel.

I ordered our trailer with the 8KW diesel, it is an inverter genny, variable speed, also water cooled.

The enclosure and front baggage door are larger than normal.
I had it shipped with fuel tank loose and had a custom aluminum tank made. Also added a water separator filter.

Besides cost the negative is you know you have a diesel, it’s no tier 4 and you are aware it is diesel fueled
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Old 08-12-2022, 09:39 AM   #6
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We had an Onan 8k diesel generator in our diesel pusher we owned for 14 years and traveled 115,000 miles in. We ran it anytime we were on the road and it never gave any trouble. We only changed the fluid and filters.
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Old 08-27-2022, 07:30 PM   #7
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My Tuscany has a diesel generator. Love it, never had any issues with it. It seems very quiet. Can't hardly tell it's running from inside.
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Old 08-28-2022, 12:08 AM   #8
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I'll take a diesel powered anything over gasoline or propane powered.
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Old 08-28-2022, 03:51 AM   #9
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I donít know if DRV will install diesel generators today. I did have them install a gasoline generator in my 5íer because I dry camp a lot and I can always get gasoline easily, any time day or night. DRV installed a 14 gal marine tank in the belly with ventilation and charcoal filters. Iíve been pleased. My unit is a 2016 model.
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Old 09-14-2022, 04:17 PM   #10
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I had ordered my 2022 40kssb4 with a diesel generator how ever the new compartment configuration would not accommodate the diesel gen. I had to go with a 7000 watt gas gen with a 30 gal gas tank installed at the rear of the 5er. It works great.
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Old 09-14-2022, 06:30 PM   #11
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I had ordered my 2022 40kssb4 with a diesel generator how ever the new compartment configuration would not accommodate the diesel gen. I had to go with a 7000 watt gas gen with a 30 gal gas tank installed at the rear of the 5er. It works great.
Actually, the old compartment would not accommodate a diesel gen or a diesel gen and 3K inverter option.

In that situation engineering already has the capability to change the blue prints of the front compartment and side walls to accommodate the bigger gen and inverter.
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Old 09-15-2022, 01:29 AM   #12
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Diesel is the way to go.
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Old 09-15-2022, 05:48 AM   #13
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Diesel is the way to go.
Iím happy with it although it could be a bit cleaner burning. It does stink a bit.
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"Diesel do" just fine...
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Old 09-15-2022, 03:21 PM   #15
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Iím happy with it although it could be a bit cleaner burning. It does stink a bit.
You can easily extend your exhaust above the roofline.
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Old 09-15-2022, 04:57 PM   #16
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I'll take a diesel powered anything over gasoline or propane powered.
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Old 09-15-2022, 07:10 PM   #17
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Iím happy with it although it could be a bit cleaner burning. It does stink a bit.
Just a thought, how old is the fuel?
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Old 09-15-2022, 08:17 PM   #18
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You can easily extend your exhaust above the roofline.
I have a Genturi, good for longer stays but I donít use it when solo or shorter run times.
Even with a Genturi itís not 100% of the exhaust above and away. At best I would guess these are Tier 2 diesels.
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