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Old 03-04-2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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I got a question. How long does it take to start your propane generators? Mine takes from 6 to 8 seconds of cranking for it to fire up. Is that normal?
The reason I ask, is when I first looked at my motorhome, they couldn't get it to fire up. They said they would fix it, then on the morning of delivery...it wouldn't start! The technician assured me it had run earlier that week when they were doing their PDI.
I told them I wouldn't take delivery until it ran. Then, as we were finishing our walk through, we tried on more time and it fired. I have started it every day this week, and it takes about 7 seconds give or take every time.

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Old 03-04-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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I got a question. How long does it take to start your propane generators? Mine takes from 6 to 8 seconds of cranking for it to fire up. Is that normal?
The reason I ask, is when I first looked at my motorhome, they couldn't get it to fire up. They said they would fix it, then on the morning of delivery...it wouldn't start! The technician assured me it had run earlier that week when they were doing their PDI.
I told them I wouldn't take delivery until it ran. Then, as we were finishing our walk through, we tried on more time and it fired. I have started it every day this week, and it takes about 7 seconds give or take every time.

Just worrying,
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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I also have an LP geni, and it does take at least 4 seconds to fire, and sometimes as long as 7 to 9 seconds. Does your geni have it LP take off from liquid side or vapor side? If it's the liquid side, you will have a regulator that will convert it from liquid to gas, then the regulator on the geni which will feed the carb. Now, if there is a small leak between the 1st and 2nd regulator this could be causing the problem. The only shutoff you have is 1. at the valve on the tank and 2. the solinoid on the geni. So if there is a small leak, then between runnings of the geni it will leak down and the next time you have to crank for what seems as a long time before it fires off. This is what I see. Hope this info helps.
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Thanks Jim....that gives me something to investigate.
Now for an off subject question...you a jeep person? With nicknames like Renegade, Wrangler and TJ, it kind of looks like it.

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Old 03-07-2005, 07:04 PM   #5
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Yes, I tow a Jeep Wrangler 2000. The jeep is my wifes, the Motorhome is a Harney Coach Works "Renegade Classic", TJ is one of the 3 cats that travel with us. Hope I was of help with your problem. Safe travels.
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