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RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

I have the Predator 3500 from Harbor Freight and it will run a single 15k AC unit easily. You can parallel it with another unit to run 2 AC's and the cost per generator is pretty reasonable, especially compared to similar Hondas. And it has good reviews and lots of videos on youtube. They do make a propane conversion and I'm pretty sure a remote start as aftermarket items. My buddy has the Champion (I think it is 3800??) dual fuel so it will run on propane and he really likes it. So I think you would be good with either. I bought the Predator because I needed it that day and couldn't wait for Amazon. Otherwise, I might have looked closer at the Champion.
Bob E. 11/29/21 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Champion Generator

but you can count me as one of them.Of course, I'm not saying 'nobody' does, it just seems quite rare compared to the number of people on here who want a generator to run their air. Then again, perhaps I only run into people with generators that aren't capable of running air. The most generator use I see is fixing dinner and watching TV! :) Yeah...we weren't boondocking so we probably aren't the best example. If I were boondocking, I probably wouldn't use it for AC unless it got really hot...but then I probably wouldn't be boondocking. :)
Bob E. 11/29/21 11:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Champion Generator

A bit off topic, but in all my 15 years of boondocking I can count on less than one hand the number of RVers running air from a portable generator, even in 90+ weather. Not sure how many extra fingers you have, but you can count me as one of them. I have a HF Predator 3500 that I bought this summer when the campground we were staying at lost power. The power company said power may not come on for 2-3 days and it was nearly 100 degrees in the day time. So I found a Harbor Freight and ran out to buy one mainly so I didn't lose everything in my fridge (residential fridge). Anyways, that 3500 ran the AC easily. But if I remember right, we were pulling close to 1700-1800 watts with the AC and other misc items. So a 2000 watt genny likely wouldn't cut it. :) As a side note, the campground (Jellystone in Natural Bridge, VA) refunded us 50% of our fees for the entire week even though power ended up only being off for about 24 hours. So that helped pay for the generator.
Bob E. 11/29/21 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace gas valve

Thanks guys! These photos and information have been very helpful. I ordered the newer gas valve (#31098) because it looks like it has the gas inlet and outlet ports in the correct place (or at least close to it). Supposed to be delivered Thursday. I'll let you know if it works when I get a chance to mess with it...hopefully this weekend. If not, I may have to go with the 31150 and try to find that L-shaped tube on the outlet side. Otherwise, I don't think I will have enough room at the bottom of the valve to connect the gas line on the inlet side.
Bob E. 11/29/21 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace gas valve

Here are three photos of what goes in an 8531-II or III. It appears the gas valve is part of this assembly. 25M16V Type 701 is marked on it as shown. https://i.imgur.com/EEUPjJsl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/EEUPjJsl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SSLNyGWl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/SSLNyGWl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RvuMykul.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/RvuMykul.jpg Yeah…that’s exactly what mine looks like. I’m actually rebuilding my camper from scratch so I have some freedom to adjust my gas line however I need it. I just need a valve that will bolt up to my furnace and allow it to run. By the way, I’ve heard the actual burners are obsolete as well. I see you’ve gone through a couple. Where do you get replacements? I don’t need one now, but I might buy a couple to have on hand just in case.
Bob E. 11/28/21 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace gas valve

My furnace is an older hydro flame 8531-II. the gas valve is not functioning so I was going to order a new one. But it appears that part number 31155 is no longer available. Does anyone know if the gas valves are more or less the same? I found one that looks similar except the propane inlet fitting is on the side rather than the back. Mine actually has a couple of fittings that connect to the propane line in the side. So I’m wondering if this alternate part would work. Hi, I'm not sure where you found the Atwood 31155 aligns to the Atwood 8531-II. From the 2015 service manual, they call out 38607 for the 8531-II. And and the 38607 is now obsolete and I found the trail that 31150 is what replaces it. The 2015 manual says the 31155 fits the 85XX-LD furnace. I have bought and installed 2 of the 31150 this year with the last installed one in October. And ordered 2 more for stock last week. See if this will work on your setup. Pics below. The 31150 looks like this https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51008678238_d50a082b03_o.jpg width=640 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51008678223_957f4f3e97_o.jpg width=640 A bench leak test on the new one before I intall. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51009384341_45b4035054_b.jpg width=640 The is the old one leaking, but a pic of the orfice tube you have to move from the old to the new. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51009384421_1139be1a56_b.jpg width=640 Duct tape is over the gas line brass fitting for the inlet https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956601648_358c71eeb4_b.jpg width=640 If the 31150 is what you are looking for, here are 2 places I have bought from with positive outcomes. https://pantherrvproducts.com/31150/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAy4eNBhCaARIsAFDVtI1_GmJlz19kVMwZV8JZAGXS8hQVNCG9EVyOTf7f5OvMM7AB7R9DGBQaAgTUEALw_wcB https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Atwood-31150-Gas-Valve-For-Hydro-Flame-Furnaces-p/41-0100.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQiAy4eNBhCaARIsAFDVtI2PeuzQvWTDtv2skPmkGa3H-iGMLDHKaOknuwlIIxH2F8TdSitIP1saAq7OEALw_wcB https://www.dyersonline.com/atwood-38604-furnace-hydro-flame-side-out-gas-valve.html Hope this helps John For the 31150, the gas outlet is in the wrong place. In your 2nd photo, the gas outlet is on the far side. On the 31155, the gas outlet would be to the right where your finger tips are, which is how mine is. Once mine is mounted in the furnace, the solenoids sit upright and the gas flows straight through from back to front. I suppose I might be able to rotate a 31150 and mount it sideways and use some fittings to get the gas line to the inlet port, which would face down, which is how it looks like yours is mounted. But I don’t have that L-shaped tube between the valve and the burner that is shown in your last photo. Do you know if those caps with the allen head screws are removable? If so, could I swap the outlet from the side to the front?
Bob E. 11/28/21 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace gas valve

I have the 8531-II and have some parts from a III in it. I can't keep the part numbers straight. I found this info: "Note there are three versions of gas valves that are applicable to the models listed below. Prior to ordering, please compare the picture of the valve to your existing valve to ensure that you are ordering the correct gas valve. If you have a 31096 or 31097 gas valve, you must order the 31155 and transfer the fitting, coil harness and the gas manifold from the old unit." from: https://pantherrvproducts.com/31098/ I have a photo of either the II or III's with some other parts-burnt out burners etc. That shows how the gas valve is in a II or III (same). Not sure what is meant by "side" in the OP https://i.imgur.com/igovOaIl.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/igovOaIl.jpg What I mean by “side” is…if I assume the gas outlet feeding the burner is the “front” of the valve, then the gas inlet is on the rear of the valve feeding straight through. However, mine also has a 90 degree fitting and then a short “S” fitting at the inlet so that the gas line actually enters the furnace box from the side. The replacement gas valve shown in your Panther link is the one I was looking at with the inlet on the side where my gas line enters the furnace box without the two fittings I mentioned. It looks like it should work but I figured I’d ask before I blew anything up.
Bob E. 11/27/21 09:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace gas valve

Try this search.yep. Already did that. Every single one of those leads said that it is either no longer available, back ordered, or something along those lines. The only one that said it was available was some auto dealer up in Canada that linked through Walmart.ca. I actually tried ordering there but said my address wasn’t valid…I took that to mean they weren’t shipping across the border.
Bob E. 11/27/21 07:43pm Tech Issues
Furnace gas valve

My furnace is an older hydro flame 8531-II. the gas valve is not functioning so I was going to order a new one. But it appears that part number 31155 is no longer available. Does anyone know if the gas valves are more or less the same? I found one that looks similar except the propane inlet fitting is on the side rather than the back. Mine actually has a couple of fittings that connect to the propane line in the side. So I’m wondering if this alternate part would work.
Bob E. 11/27/21 05:59pm Tech Issues
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