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Old 06-17-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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I would fill the fuel tank and see if you can duplicate the shutdown. I'm just guessing it's fuel sloshing around away from the pickup.

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #16
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Item # 0057520 Volts: 120/240
Series: RV 65G Amps: 54.1/27.0
Serial: 5699723 Watts: 6500
Engine RPM: 2571 Hz: 60
Phase: 1 Fuel: Gasoline

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Old 06-18-2015, 11:32 PM   #17
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The unit is a Generac RV 65G. As you stated it is air cooled and you can find the specs here QuietPact 65G 6500 Watt Gas RV Generator

This unit features a premium 530cc OHV twin cylinder engine with low oil shutdown.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:18 AM   #18
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One issue with generators is fuel tank venting.. All fuel tanks are vented, On gasonline tanks the vent is a special emissions control device designed to prevent fuel vapors from exiting the tank (I do not think this is needed on big D's but I'm not a D expert so I'm not sure).

Sometimes the vent is "Just big enough" for the main engine..Sometimes not even that.. So a vacuum builds in the tank and the smaller fuel pump for the generator can not overcome it.

If this is the case the generator can run for days on end non-stop provided the main engine is not running.. But soon as you fire up that big as sucker...Generator stalls out and gives a NO FUEL indication.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:46 AM   #19
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I have a onan 5000 on a tiffin.Same thing for me, would not run going down the road. $100. for a fuel pump (easy to replace ) and just went 1,800 round trip to austin texas, no problems..
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:13 PM   #20
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Generator looks to be air cooled to me.. Oil level is at 3/4 up from the add oil line to the full line. I'll get the model number from the unit when it stops raining here... The unit is in the 2nd bay from the back of the bus so it's pretty close to the fuel tank..
That may be causing the shut-downs. Oil gets sloshed around on the road and triggers the low oil switch. Fill the oil to the full mark and try again.
If that is what's happening, there should be a fault code.
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I will investigate further, but the fuel starvation answer sounds the most logical to me. I will look in to that...

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