I have been to four different Cummins shops over the last two years. Being an engineer I am always curious about way too many things... So, when I see all the different RVs and generators being worked on.. I always ask what went wrong, so I can be prepared and informed should something happen to mine.
90% of the time, when I asked about 20 or so units, the techs all said the same thing... "The owner let it sit and did not run it, now they have major repairs." A rusted this, plugged that, generator brushes must be replaced as they got stuck and broke off.... You name it and it was a problem.
And all techs said the same thing, run the damn thing once a month. Start it up, let it get warm, put a decent sized load on it, let it run for a good 1 hour at least, remove the load, let it cool down a bit for 5 or so minutes, then shut if off. If this is done, you will get more hours out of it than you can believe, without problems.
Monaco 2005 Dynasty & Arctic Fox 996
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