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Old 08-20-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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I did my oil change and filter on my Onan today, easy job, sitting on a stool. I also blew all the road dust out, and blew out the air filter element. I have a total of only 71 hours on the unit. The reason I'm posting this is a reminder, don't forget the Genny...
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I did my oil change and filter on my Onan today, easy job, sitting on a stool. I also blew all the road dust out, and blew out the air filter element. I have a total of only 71 hours on the unit. The reason I'm posting this is a reminder, don't forget the Genny...
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Good deal!! I have to do mine after every trip to my S.C. pad down 3 miles of red dirt road. I'm thinking of getting a bigger air filter as the stock filter is just too small. Good Luck!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:44 PM   #4
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I don't think you can change the filter size on the Genny, it looks like it was manufactured specically for this application. If you have to run 3 miles on a dirt road, why run the Genny???
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:05 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">total of only 71 hours </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wow -- that's about as close to unused but still sufficiently exercised as I can imagine for a 5 year old rig!!! Our genny had 134hr when we bought it "new" -- it had been a dealer show coach for 9 months. Ours has 885 hrs now.

With a rear genny, not running it when driving on a dirt road is a really good idea!! That is the same reason we don't run our basement air when on dirt roads, even just the short stretch entering/leaving RV parks.
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Cap'n Bud, I don't have to have run the genset to have to have had to blow it clean after having had to go down the red dirt road. Why do you think I would suck dust into the windings and risk scoring up the slip rings? Good luck!!
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How do you blow out the air filter?
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