Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-11-2009, 08:38 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Southeast Missouri
Posts: 59
Obviously the hour meters only go to 999.9 so it will not read 3000. But if you are doing regular maintenance you would know when it turned over and I think would keep track of it - thus you could know that it has 3000 hours on it. I remember my old cars turning over to zero after 99,999.9. I Knew they had over a 100,000 miles on them, the odometer didn't have to tell me. His point was - use the generator, it is made to run for hours.
__________________

__________________
SEMO Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
blacktie.shooter's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, USA (WA, that is) the first one!
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Snipe View Post
I remember an article in Motorhome magazine a couple of years ago where a gentleman borught his MH in to the dealer because he was having an overheating problem, the tech found a mouse had made a nest and it was blocking the air flow. Upon cleaning it out, the genny ran fine. When they looked at the hour meter, the generator had over 25,000 hours on it and never had anything but routine maintenance done on it!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triker56 View Post
That is a big Hour Meter. Most RV hour meters can only go to 9999.9 hours then turn over to 0000.0 and start all over.
Even a google search for a hour meter only came up with ones that could only go to 9,999 hours. Found none that could record 25,000 hours.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DandS View Post
Exaggeration is the fuel for legends.
I have to back up Old Snipe, I remember the article, and posted the gist of it in another thread. I'm not saying you're not all correct, I thought about that, also, at the time. I cannot quote exactly what the article said, but I do recall that it satisfied my question as to the real number of hours.

I'm not an electrician, nor even particularly knowledgeable about it, but it does seem to me that gensets are like electric motors - they run for freaking ever, when they are allowed to run. What kills them quicker is the surge from starting and stopping. I do understand that gennies are designed to accommodate that more than a simple electric motor.

You also have the petroleum powered engine; same deal. Why do over-the-road tractors go so long between in-frames or majors? They run! Sometimes almost continuously. So a couple grand on your hour meter? Don't sweat it, just run it (frequently) and maintain it.
__________________

__________________
Ken & Carolee, 1994 36' Pace Arrow/Ford 7.5L, Mobil 1 full syn & Banks Pack. Towing a 1999 Saturn SL2 with Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain & Brake Buddy.
blacktie.shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 11:17 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
hamguy's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Posts: 1,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by DandS View Post
Exaggeration is the fuel for legends.
I've told you a million times. DON"T EXAGGERATE!
__________________
Wretched excess is just barely enough.

2002 Itasca Suncruiser - WH Chassis - 35U - 2006 Jeep Liberty
hamguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 02:34 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Gainesville, VA
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triker56 View Post
That is a big Hour Meter. Most RV hour meters can only go to 9999.9 hours then turn over to 0000.0 and start all over.

Even a google search for a hour meter only came up with ones that could only go to 9,999 hours. Found none that could record 25,000 hours.
Don't blame me, it was in MH magazine. Now I'll have to track down the issue.

Ken, thanks for the back up! I only lose my memory occasionally!

Best Regards!
__________________
Paul D

2007 Winnebago Journey 39K Freightliner Chassis, Cat C7
Old Snipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
blacktie.shooter's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, USA (WA, that is) the first one!
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Snipe View Post
Don't blame me, it was in MH magazine. Now I'll have to track down the issue.

Ken, thanks for the back up! I only lose my memory occasionally!

Best Regards!
There is something that causes that, but I don't remember what you call it!
__________________
Ken & Carolee, 1994 36' Pace Arrow/Ford 7.5L, Mobil 1 full syn & Banks Pack. Towing a 1999 Saturn SL2 with Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain & Brake Buddy.
blacktie.shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 12:47 AM   #20
Moderator Emeritus


 
Monaco Owners Club
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hangin' with Sacs and the Pins
Posts: 9,413
...so Bama ...will you use your Sawzall when it is time to replace it? (I'm sorry- I couldn't resist!)
__________________

__________________
MM
*MonacoMama with the 2 Pins & SacsTC Nearby*
*2007 Monaco Diplomat 40' SFT<>2006 Chevy VortecMax Toad<>2006 Buick Lucerne Leading the Way*
MonacoMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xantrex auto gen start problem Techie RV Systems & Appliances 3 09-15-2008 07:54 AM
Dimensions Inverter "Battery Charger Draw - Set Input" theroc Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 05-24-2008 08:12 AM
Gen Set Issue - No House Power Okie Malibu Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 04-28-2008 11:27 PM
Gen. set help trapshooter MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 12-07-2006 04:19 PM
Using MH Gen Set to Power House BIGRED1 RV Systems & Appliances 9 10-16-2006 06:15 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.