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Old 10-14-2016, 08:18 AM   #11
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Ultimately, they say the secret is to actually USE the generator in order to SAVE the generator.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:08 AM   #12
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I plan on running it two hours a month but having non ethanol gas and a stabilizer will keep carb in good shape. All my lawn stuff runs on ethanol free gas and it sits for months with out a problem
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:13 PM   #13
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Same here, plus putting a load on both phases of output
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:22 AM   #14
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I have the gas 5500 and absolutely love it. It has 358 hours on it so far in just over 6 years. It lives on non-ethanol gas 99% of the time and I put Stabil Marine Formula in each tank regardless of ethanol or non. I also run it for 1 full hour/month with a load on it and I NEVER miss doing this. The oil/filter is changed every fall and the air filter was changed last year.

I have a bad enough back that 30 lb lp tanks are enough for me. I wouldn't ever want 40 lb and if that is the amount of lp it takes to keep the 5500 happy I will definitely stick with the gas version.

For filling the onboard gas tank I use a TeraPump TRHA01 Battery Operated 2AA Pump. It works great and is $20.00 on Amazon or it was when I bought mine.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:19 PM   #15
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With three 40lb tanks in the new LP setup, how does refilling work? Would you have to remove the bottles to have them filled?


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Old 10-16-2016, 06:56 PM   #16
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I like the IDEA you presented on your fuel transfer...can you provide more detail, I would like to purchase same.

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Old 10-21-2016, 05:15 PM   #17
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So how difficult/expensive would it be to convert from gas to propane?

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Old 10-21-2016, 05:57 PM   #18
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Why would u want to convert to propane. If u r using it just fill it with regular gas. Than the last two tanks run non ethanol with a stabilizer and u r good to go. Just crank it up monthly and run for 1 or two hours. I have to laugh became mine has been at two different dealers over half its life and they do not run it. I just have to wonder why it is not a diesel motor. Have u seen a gas pump at the flying j truck pumps. And diesel is the most efficient in run time.
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:00 PM   #19
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Hey all, I'm new to the forum. My wife and I are planning to purchase a 377RLBH in the next couple of months. We have been discussing getting the Onan 5500 built in generator as we currently have two of the Honda EU2000's and I feel confident they will not provide enough power. I talked to the dealer and they gave me what I feel is a ridiculous price for the generator at $6,200 plus tax installed, and suggested gas vs propane since it is already prepped for gas. My question is does this price seem a little steep? And if it is prepped for gas how difficult would it be to change it over to propane? Thanks.
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If it has the prep buy one and put it in. Pretty much plug and play since all wiring and transfer switch is there.
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