That was my first trip to SMORR (southern Missouri off road ranch). Very nice park! The campground is very nice with all new facilities. Over 940 acres with lots of trails. Ranging from easy trails to almost impossible, almost
Cool,I'm planning to hit the "all american park" in auburn,AL a few weeks for our next ECORS race unless I get a bus first,used to hit Tellico ...enjoyed Harlan,Callalantee was my home...hit up URE a few times a year for get togethers with friends
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Hi, I have the same genny--you will love it it is so quiet. Have you looked into the propane change over for about $185? I'm thinking about it but haven't made up my mind. I'm concerned that I'll be pouring diesel in my genny and gas in my diesel--BOOM. What do you think?
Its such a great feeling, having it out on the road. I really can't wait to get it out again.
I haven't even had time yet to fire up the generator. I think the propane fuel is a good idea for the generator. Never worrying about the gas going bad, would be the biggest advantage. However, from what I have read you lose about 10% of your output of the generator running on propane. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need all the output most of the time. I hoping to mount the whole unit under the bus. Just looking at it quickly, I think I can also mount a extra tank right next to it and gravity feed it. I have a couple 20 gallon jeep tanks laying around I think I cand use. Then run the filler neck out the side of the bus. Not to worried about filling the wrong one because they will be on opposite sides of the bus.
I hadn't thought about a gravity feed system. I guess you could feed in through the original gas cap with a fitting of some kind but you'd need a shut off valve right there or you couldn't remove the gas cap without a fuel spill. I don't think I'd want to punch a hole in the Yamaha gas tank itself though. BTY Yamaha says that the propane and gas genny put out the same elect power--just that it takes a bit more propane than the equivalent gas to do so?!?
Do you have a link to this propane system? I haven't seen it. I have a hard time believing you wouldn't have a loss of output. I've seen gas engines converted to propane and they always had a loss of power. Propane likes a higher compression. Which if the engine is setup for propane from the beginning, then I could see it having the same power output. I'm not saying your wrong, I like reading about that kind stuff.
Has far as adding the second gas tank. I think there is a couple easy ways to do it.
1. Run the new gas line right to the factory shut off valve and not use their small tank.
2. Run new gas line to right after the factory valve and add a tee with another shut off valve on the new tank. If done that way, I could use the big tank and use the little tank as a reserve.
As you probably know there are a couple of ways to set up for propane. The actual Yamaha set up changes the actual carb while the add on aftermarket just ads a fuel jet to the top of the stock gas carb. Here are a couple of sites-- www.propane-generator.com/tri-fuel-kit.htm and next try entering the following in Google: Triple-Fuel Yamaha EF4500iSE Inverter Generator - YouTube. The second one is interesting because it shows a Yamaha being first run on propane and then being run on gas. Watch the rich exhaust on the gas run. I don't know for sure but it looks like the mixture was fattened up for the propane (to cover power loss?) and they forgot to lean it out for the gas. The first site talks about readjusting the mixture as you switch back and forth between fuels. What do you think?