Dual Fuel & Tri Fuel Generators

In an RV or a power outage, many people choose to live off of a generator’s power supply. It may not mean that you are completely comfortable, but it does mean that you are more comfortable than those without a cell phone charger, stove, or refrigerator. However, generators are not perfect. They do require fuel and if you are unable to get the type of fuel you need; you are still stuck without power. That is why more and more people are choosing Dual Fuel and Tri Fuel generators. Perhaps you should as well.

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What is the Difference between Dual Fuel and Tri Fuel Generators?

A single fuel generator is one that runs off natural gas, propane, gasoline, or diesel. These are great in situations where you have a little time to plan, especially the natural gas portable generator or propane because only certain places have this type of fuel available. The thing is, they burn cleaner than either diesel or gasoline, which is more easily accessible.

When you have a dual fuel or tri fuel generator, you have two or three fuel types available. This means if you run out of your preferred fuel type, you still have a backup available until you can get the fuel you want to use. In most cases, the tri-fuel generators will use gasoline, propane, and natural gas. The dual will use gasoline and propane or some other variation.

Is One Fuel Type More Efficient?

If you are trying to figure out whether a dual fuel generator or a tri fuel portable generator is most efficient, you have to look at the types of gas that you are using in it. For instance, anytime you can use diesel fuel, you have a more efficient generator, but diesel fuel is not often found in a dual or tri-fuel generator. The other fuel will go down from there with propane being second most efficient, gasoline being third, and natural gas being fourth. This means if you can find a dual or tri generator that uses diesel and propane, perhaps even gasoline, you have an extremely efficient generator. At the very least it will be better than one that runs propane, natural gas, and possibly gasoline.

Why Do People Prefer Dual or Tri Fuel?

One of the biggest reasons people prefer the dual or tri-fuel generators is convenience. If you are in your RV traveling across the United States, you may not be able to find propane or natural gas, but typically diesel and gasoline are available at every exit and in small towns. Therefore, you may choose to run the fuel type that you prefer, but have another fuel as a backup in case you run out somewhere along the way.

It is also nice for homes that use a portable generator as needed because of price and the way that sudden power outages that may leave you unprepared. Propane and natural gas often have to be delivered to your home and often, they are not cheap. If a power outage hits your area, you may be able to run to the local gas station to get fuel, but may not have time to get fuel delivered.

To give you a better idea of what each type of generator can do for you, take a look at the reviews below. They are popular choices among the people who own them and offer the versatility that you may be looking for in a generator.

Powerland PD3G10000E Tri Fuel

Powerland Tri Fuel GeneratorThe Powerland tri fuel generator uses gasoline, propane, and natural gas to power its 16HP motor. It has an electric start. The watts on it are 8,000 with surge watts up to 10,000. It switches easily between fuel types and has a low oil shutoff to help prevent damage to the generator. More On Powerland⇒

Honda Tri Fuel Generator

Honda Tri Fuel GeneratorThis generator uses a 13HP motor that provides up to 8,500 watts of starting power and 7,000 running watts. The smaller motor ensures that it will last longer. The 8-gallon gasoline tank can run approximately 13 hours on a 50% load. It uses natural gas, liquid propane, and gasoline fuel. More On Honda Tri Fuel⇒


Champion Power Equipment 76533

Champion Dual Fuel GeneratorThis is a dual fuel generator that provides 3,800 running watts and 4,750 starting watts. It runs on either liquid propane or gasoline and meets all carb guidelines. Running time is 8 hours on a full tank of gasoline or 5.5 hours on a 5gal/20lb propane tank when running at a 50% load. More On Champion Power Dual Fuel⇒

DuroMax XP10000EH

DuroMax Hybrid GeneratorIf you like power, this dual fuel generator provides it using an 18hp engine that is powered by either liquid propane or gasoline. It has a rated ac output of 8,000 watts and a max output of 10,000 watts. Other features include 2 three prong outlets, an oil warning light, key start switch, and more. More On DuroMax Hybrid⇒