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Old 02-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #29
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I know this isn't what you want to hear, but if that is the original gen in a 11 year old coach inactivity is most likely the problem. 30 hours isn't even half of what it should have for just the monthly start load to keep fresh gas and the windings from dampness.
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We worried more about there not being any hours on the gen when we looked at it, rather than the oposite - the guy selling it to us said "look, no hours" we said "bummer"... I'd rather have it used than the problems we're having now...
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Bought a new Champion in 1976 and it came with a Generac Mincom 3500. This unit was so noisy that I could hear it running going down the Hwy at 70 MPH. It only made power for 50 hours and then it quit. Two trips to a Generac repair center and several hundred $$$ later it still would not produce any power. I replaced it with a 4.0 Onan and have sworn to never own another Generac. Several motor homes later all have had Onan power plants.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #31
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As long as we are talking slime there are two gas stations in Needles California.
One is a Shell next to it is a Mobile highest gas price in town then they walk around your RV touching your tires and looking under your RV while you are pumping gas then try to tell you that it looks like something is wrong with the suspension or tires are not wearing right.
I let them quote me a price for replacing one equalizer $800.00 about four times the cost.
My RV was only 6 month old at the time
so be ware if you see 5 or 6 mechanics sitting on chairs at a gas station drive on
these two stations are on the north end of town
All of Needles should be avoided. The whole town is a rip off period!!!!!!!!
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I will be darned! I stopped at that gas station to put air in two tires and a fellow came out, looked under the trailer, and told me I needed to replace my suspension because it had flattened out. Also said I had abnormal wear on all tires and I'd better replace them. Tires had less then 1,000 miles on them. I went on down the road but have been worried every since. I can't see any such problem(s).
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I will be darned! I stopped at that gas station to put air in two tires and a fellow came out, looked under the trailer, and told me I needed to replace my suspension because it had flattened out. Also said I had abnormal wear on all tires and I'd better replace them. Tires had less then 1,000 miles on them. I went on down the road but have been worried every since. I can't see any such problem(s).
No worries... except having to stop there again
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Don't ever stop at needles!! If you are going thru on I40 stop at the The Ariz. 95 off ramp at MM 9 in AZ. They have a Pilot and a Love's, both with RV pumps with both gas and deisel. They have the lowest prices in the area.

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Those Needles tricksters have been doing that for years.
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My 79 Pace Arrow has a 6.5 Onan. It had sit for many years and fired right up for me. Works perfectly!
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so did you put a review in RV Service Review?
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My onan did the same, engine ran no juice. All they did was "excite" the windings and it worked.
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My onan did the same, engine ran no juice. All they did was "excite" the windings and it worked.

If you "EXCITE" my windings, I work well also!
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Well, we got the genny back on Friday from the shop and put it back in The Beach House today, wired it up and fired it up.... Still nothing... Wasn't putting anything out, we turned it off and back on and nothing, then I remembered something the tech told me when I picked it up. He said when I start it I have to be sure to hold the start button in for 5 seconds after it starts running. I've never heard this before but as my frustration level grew I was ready to [moderator edit] can the whole thing, what difference could it possibly make if I held the button in for 5 seconds.
Well, it made all the difference in the world! I turned the gen off, let it sit for about 10 minutes and fired it up again, held the button for 5 seconds and wouldn't ya know it, we had power!!! All this headache and now we think there wasn't anything wrong with it in the first place! Ohh well, it was tuned up, serviced, and we were educated with valuable information!
How many of you know about the 5 second rule? The gen guy said you should do it with all generators, it would save people a lot of money on costly repairs. I am so happy with this outcome and to finally have a fully functional RV! Now it's time to get her ready for our maiden voyage in her for spring break in Moab towards the end of next month! Thank you all for your support!
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Well, we got the genny back on Friday from the shop and put it back in The Beach House today, wired it up and fired it up.... Still nothing... Wasn't putting anything out, we turned it off and back on and nothing, then I remembered something the tech told me when I picked it up. He said when I start it I have to be sure to hold the start button in for 5 seconds after it starts running. I've never heard this before but as my frustration level grew I was ready to s*** can the whole thing, what difference could it possibly make if I held the button in for 5 seconds.
Well, it made all the difference in the world! I turned the gen off, let it sit for about 10 minutes and fired it up again, held the button for 5 seconds and wouldn't ya know it, we had power!!! All this headache and now we think there wasn't anything wrong with it in the first place! Ohh well, it was tuned up, serviced, and we were educated with valuable information!
How many of you know about the 5 second rule? The gen guy said you should do it with all generators, it would save people a lot of money on costly repairs. I am so happy with this outcome and to finally have a fully functional RV! Now it's time to get her ready for our maiden voyage in her for spring break in Moab towards the end of next month! Thank you all for your support!
Did he tell you the reason for doing that????
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Thank you for the update.
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