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Old 07-26-2011, 07:12 PM   #15
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Gensets need to be run to be happy. We just serviced an Onan generator on a 1999 coach with 43 hours. Installed a new fuel pump and carburetor to make it run properly.

All gensets should be run for 30 minutes/month with a load to keep things working properly.

Run the generator. Shut it down periodically to check the oil level. It will service you for many thousand hours.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:14 PM   #16
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Assuming you have enough fuel can you run a genset for say 2 or 3 days strait or does it need some down time?
Just curious what conditions do you have that require a genset to be run 2-3 days straight. Most CG's have quiet hours from 10pm to 8am.
I usually run mine 2-5 hours a day when dry camping to recharge the batteries, unless running A/C is necessary.
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Just curious what conditions do you have that require a genset to be run 2-3 days straight. Most CG's have quiet hours from 10pm to 8am.
I usually run mine 2-5 hours a day when dry camping to recharge the batteries, unless running A/C is necessary.
Probably not at a campground we used to boondock at Delmoe lake near Butte MT in summer and winter (snowmobiles) and left ours running for days at a time.
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