Diesel VS LP Generators

Discussion in 'Class C Motorhomes' started by Pacamyhm, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Pacamyhm

    Pacamyhm New Member

    Can anyone tell me there thoughts on which is better for a Class C Winnabago? 3.6 Onan LP or 3.2 Diesel. I would be interested in your experience
     
  2. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Re: Diesel VS LP Generators

    In my opinion it would be whichever mates up best with the chassis. If the chassis engine runs on diesel, I would go with a diesel generator. If gas, a gas generator.

    I don't have any experience with LP generators except for the 15kw emergency generator here at home station. I do know it runs cleaner with less oil and sparkplug fouling, and propane doesn't evaporate or gum up like gas or diesel. But a propane generator for my MH would take more propane than I can carry without seriously upgrading my propane tank. Plus propane fired generators have lower output than a same sized gas or diesel generator.

    Good luck with your decision, and post back to let us know how it goes.
     
  3. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Diesel VS LP Generators

    I would go with either Diesel(preferred) or gas and the last choice propane. If your into boondocking you will be running for propane much sooner than with either of the other two. Plus most of the propane in a C is built in so the C has to move to the propane with gas or diesel a refill can can be used.
    JMO

    LEN
     
  4. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Diesel VS LP Generators

    now I get to agree with Len :laugh:
     
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Diesel VS LP Generators

    And I can even agree with Hollis and Len!! :laugh:
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Diesel VS LP Generators

    Now Chelse you that not a good thing to do,, agreeing with me.
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Diesel VS LP Generators

    Well Hollis you know us southern boy got to stick together :laugh:
     

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