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Old 07-01-2011, 01:51 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the info! I'm encouraged to know I may have about 8000 more hours left in it! It certainly shows no signs of giving up right now!!
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Properly maintained, it will outlive your coach, you, and all of your relatives and friends. In other words, don't sweat it. Now if the RV as a whole was that reliable and durable.
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My 2000' Generac has 920 hrs.

Cant see yours needing spark plugs every year .
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:18 PM   #18
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At the racetrack we actually run into Onan reps quite often. According to them, the number of generator failures not due to maintenance issues is virtually zero. Race teams routinely put thousands of hours a year on gensets and normally send them in for overhaul every 4-5 years (which is 15,000-20,000 hours) just as part of their preventative maintenance during the winter.

In short, keep oil in them, etc., and they will run forever in RV parlance.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #19
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Mike Canter privately pointed out a mistake I made that I should correct less someone be led astray. Only the 7.5k and 8k Onan QD's are inverter generators - the 10k and 12k QD models are direct generation. Therefore they also run at a constant speed - 1800 RPMs in their particular case.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #20
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My 2000 Harney Coach has a 6.3 Onan that runs on LP and only has 161 hours on it. The Coach only had 19,000 miles on it when I bought a couple of months ago. I am running the generator at least once a month under load (2 AC units).
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #21
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My 7.5 Onan QD only has 469.2 hours on it in the five years that I have owned the coach. I expect that like the 350 CAT pushing this rig down road, it will outlast me.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #22
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We have a 75K in the coach we purchesed new; I just checked the records;; I am ashamed to say; But I have not changed oil since 2001 That was 300 hours ago; But i changed the oil and filter it runs like new; Oh it's a onan diesel;. Our other coach had over 2500 hours it was a 45k Onan ;
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My 2002 Fleetwood Fiesta has 72,000 miles on it and my 4000 watt Onan Microquiet has about 1700 hours on it. Still runs like a champ. I do all the maintenance on the MH and the generator.
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Mike Canter privately pointed out a mistake I made that I should correct less someone be led astray. Only the 7.5k and 8k Onan QD's are inverter generators - the 10k and 12k QD models are direct generation. Therefore they also run at a constant speed - 1800 RPMs in their particular case.
Our Power Tech 8.0 is also a constant speed (1800 rpm) 3 cyl. Kubota engine. I expect it to still be running when we're pushing up daises!
At medium load it's a db of two louder than the Onan QD's but at full load it's a db or two quieter than the QD's although it's a lower tone (1800 vs 3600 rpm).
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My 2000 Harney Coach has a 6.3 Onan that runs on LP and only has 161 hours on it. The Coach only had 19,000 miles on it when I bought a couple of months ago. I am running the generator at least once a month under load (2 AC units).
I also run ours for an hour a month when stored. I run both heat pumps to load it, one in heat mode and the other in cool, then after hour I reverse them.
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We have a 20 year old Onan 7.5 Kw Diesel with 2,460 hours.... and she purrs like a kitten for hours on end. Very VERY reliable power source period. I change oil and filters once a year weather it needs it or not.
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Owners of diesel inverters

Now that we got a room full of RVQD owners.....

Question about the inverter Quiet Diesels-Onans

How does the Is the "no load" idle .13 gallon an hour consumption rating really work?

Is it calculated like a honda/yamha/subaru inverter where no load is really whatever you get at idle - like 2-400 watts?

As a guy with multiple gennies now my next one will be an inverter diesel type.



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My 1996 Allegro Bay has 168 hours on the generator.
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