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Old 10-10-2018, 11:18 PM   #1
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Generator running time

I'm new to a 5th wheel. How long will a Genny run on 2ea 30 gal propain tanks?. We have a 3810MS Montana?. I had the refig on for two days and ran the genny for 6 hrs each day when it was empty and shut off by itself. The frig kept going. How long can i expect it to run? Going to Florida from NJ. Takes 3 days. Thaks
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:59 AM   #2
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Why are you running the generator?
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:39 AM   #3
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If you have a residential fridge, I just make sure my park lights are on and it keeps the fridge running while driving down the highway, I've drove 11 hours and fridge is as cold as when I left. Don't see a need to run the generator.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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I usually get 6-8 hours per 30# tank on the 5500W Onan. When it ran for multiple hours, it was running one AC, the refer and the converter and occasionally the microwave. I've been using the same generator since 2006. I transferred it over to the new 2019 the day the trailer was delivered. It only has 155 hrs on it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:02 PM   #5
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Jetskier is correct. Around 1 gallon / hour, depending on load.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:46 AM   #6
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I have run my honda 7000 for 36 hrs straight , running the ac for a weekend
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