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Old 08-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #15
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Onan with 4500+ hours and going strong.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:59 PM   #16
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Ours is Onan 5000. One year old. Have used it once or twice. I start it occasionally when on the road. Not that often. Should I start it more? Anything else I need to do? They say it needs workout??

I believe the rule of thumb is you should exercise the generator regularly, every month or two, and with a load on it such as the airconditioners in the summer or electric heaters in the winter. Run it long enough so that it warms up completely - half an hour or more.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:12 PM   #18
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9 year old QD 7500. Only has 765 hours but we are working on that problem. LOL Because of the limited info on previous genny service we opted to do the 1000 hour/5 year service this summer. Glad we did for a couple items that actually needed replacement and peace of mind.

BTW...the biggest surprise was that ALL 4 BOLTS that held our genny to the front slide rail were GONE! According to the tech, missing bolts are not rare at all but all 4 being gone is extreme but not unique. The problem seem rooted in the self tapping bolts used to mount the genny to the rails that get over torqued. They drilled and tapped all 4 mounting bolt holes to correct the problem.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:40 PM   #19
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Have a 1999 7500 onan where is the air filter
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #20
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Somewhere between 1,300 and 1,400 hours on mine. Runs great, service it annually.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:18 AM   #22
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The 7.5 Onan in our old 91 Beaver had 3000+ hours on it and going strong. Had to replace the fuel pump twice. The 12.5 Onan on our Monaco has 1400+ hours and usually runs whenever the coach is moving. Absolutely runs great. We like to be comfortable when traveling, so we run the roof AC most of the time.
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Here's a picture of the fuel filter ripped open. This is the one that came with the coach when I bought it. Judging the color and residue, I think this one was way past it's replace interval:



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Our 2002 Fleetwood Bounder 39r with 330hp Turbo Diesel has 115.000 miles. The Onan 7.500 Generator has 4,436 hrs on it. Both have no problems beside regular service.
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12.5 Onan diesel with 5300+ hours. Normal scheduled maintenance with no issues so far. I was also told to expect well over 10k hours with proper care.
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How many hours on your diesel genny?

Our '02 DS has about 63k miles and the 7.5 Onan about 780 gen hrs. The first two owners put on 45k miles and 425 hrs in 10 years. I've put on 18k miles and 350 hrs in 2 years. Running fine.
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My Onan 8K will outlast me. Way more hours on me than the Genny.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:39 PM   #28
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