Capt. Ron, thanks for the insight in modified sine waves and their effects on motors. I hadn't figured on that, and I'm not happy with the prospect. A pure sine wave producing inverter is too costly for me, (as yet) but I would really rather have a aux power source that would be motor safe. I guess this is a plus mark in the gas generator column.
But about this Propane/LP Gas conversion for gasoline running electrical generators, am I understanding correctly that a 20# LP tank is only equivelent to 5 gallons of gas? Wouldn't that put me into collecting and keeping filled, a large bunch of tanks to keep me on the air?
I 'un-propaned' my Scamp
for a few reasons ... one is that the fridge
and cooking use will use up a bottle of gas in less than two weeks ... another is that I would prefer not to cook inside ... and I would prefer to eliminate all risk of CO poisoning (a risk with mounted gensets too)
Having said all that I'm still looking for a good, on the road electric solution ... but keep in mind that we journey from plug to plug ... we don't go out in the boonies ...
5 gallons of gas in a 2000 watt generator
will run quite a while ... I think Honda claims something like 15 hours on a gallon of fuel ...