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Most Desirable Onan to Acquire

Harry

Administrator
I've recently run onto a 6.5 nh-3cr/16004p for cheap. I'm wondering whether to hold out for something better.

I'd rather have Diesel, simply because the fuel is stable. Power range 4 to 10 Kw. 1800 rpm or less.

I've seen lots of CCK units on here, but what's the best?
 

Ben Cowan

Subscriber
Last Subscription Date
12/07/2019
Harry, What do you have now? CCK's are great but they are heavy. Is your unit for RV use, backup power ? I don't think there is one best unit. Just lots of units to choose from. Do you have propane or natural gas? Everyone seems to have a little different situation. Give us more info and we will help you guess. On the other hand, sometimes Price does have a big impact on what we have. I'd grab it. and then look for the diesel unit you spoke of. Luck, Ben
 

Harry

Administrator
My current Onan is a BGE Emerald Plus GenSet installed in the motor home. I have the service, installation, operators and parts manuals for it. Full #s: 4BGEFA26100J J910431831 4Kw.

I'm looking for one that's strong enough for running a freezer, full sized fridge and a few other household loads. As I mentioned, with today's ethanol gasoline, Diesel would make a better long-term fuel to store.

The 6.5 nh-3c is available locally, but it looks like it has seen some rough use and storage.
 

TheToolman

Registered
Age
71
Last Subscription Date
12/19/2009
Harry , the 6.5 emerald running 2 roof airs & lights in my tool truck burns 1 gal of gas an hour (at least) so its not cheap in a 10 hr day.
 

Harry

Administrator
Fuel consumption is certainly something to give extra consideration for determining the most desirable Onan.
 

Wayne 440

Registered
If you want a diesel, a DJC or DJE would do nicely, or maybe one of the later Kubota powered models. I advise you to buy the 6.5NH now if the price is right, it should serve you well until a suitable diesel set comes along, besides what would you do with a diesel if the only fuel available happens to be gasoline or propane?
 
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