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Old 04-13-2011, 09:53 AM   #43
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We usually run ours every 4-8 weeks if not travelling. When we do we run it for at least 1 hour at highway speeds and also have the genny running under load for at least 1 hour.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:20 AM   #44
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Just running it around the block won't warm up the oil sufficiently to drive out condensation - unless, of course, your blocks are a few miles long.

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Yes Rusty I agree. You need to get it up to full operating temperature. I guess my blocks are pretty long! But none the less don't just let it sit.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:24 AM   #45
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Yes Rusty I agree. You need to get it up to full operating temperature. I guess my blocks are pretty long! But none the less don't just let it sit.
That's what I'm taking about!
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I used to run mine once a month during winter storage until I read some posts on this forum. Now it's only to take it for a drive. I do still exercise the generator.
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amen stoie but also will drive 100 miles out of the way to save 2cents on fuel
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I do still exercise the generator.
Please explain HOW the generator is exercised. Thank you. Mike
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Same here
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Owners manual on our coach states to start it and roll it once a month to let the oil bath lube the bearings. If previous owner had done this I wouldn't have had to have the wheel pulled and inner bearing and seal replaced.
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I took mine for a run today for the first time since the middle of Oct 2010. Ran like a dream with no problems at all. 3rd year of doing the same thing. It's too much of a pain in the butt to go out once a month when I'm in the "Snowbird" mode!
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Time to wakeup for new season

My W-22 has sat quite since last Sept and has not been started during the pass months.
Wife had health problems so we had to put coach up early last fall.
My Actia DASH display finally quit back last summer and I got my new one in and I replaced last week.
After sitting for 8 months she started right up and it was great to hear her humming again.
I leave my batteries plugged in to house all winter and the chassis battery is a 8 year old one and still cranks up the old girl on first turn of key.
Once I change with new oil in fall and take the coach for ride she is put in driveway on plywood pad's and put to sleep for the winter, I have done this for all my coach's with no ill results for years.
Wife now wants to hit the road because we at least have weekends free from dialysis sessions.
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