Engine in question is a 5.3 liter Chevy Vortex (Silverado truck).
Outfit in Canada has a conversion package that allows you to use propane and petrol to run your vehicle. Automatically switches to petrol if propane pressure runs low, or you can manually switch (while in motion) back and forth. Supposedly exceeds EPA clean air requirements.
Since I am already buying propane, and, have a wet hose by which I can fill extra tanks, this seems to be an excellent way to beat the cost of petrol. Right now I am paying $ 2.40 for a gallon of propane. Petrol (here in Oregon) is running $3.55 per gallon currently.
At a savings of $20 ± per tankful, this might have a payback within, say, a2 year period. Downside would be the tank I would have to lug around in the back of the truck. However, the savings would allow me to take more trips with the 5th wheel.
Has anybody in this group tried this, or know somebody that has? I am going on the assumption that there will always be a large price differential between these two energy sources, especially since you pay a heavy tax on the petrol.
All comments appreciated. If you tell me that I am stupid to consider this, please tell me why!!