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Old 01-02-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Generator Issue

My generator starts and then shuts off after 1-2 seconds. My gas gauge is under 1/4 full. Could that be the reason? If not, what else could it be?

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Old 01-02-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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That's the issue.


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Old 01-02-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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Most, if not all recent model generators are plumbed into the Coaches fuel tank at a level just at or slightly above 1/4 of a tank. This feature keeps you from burning all your fuel running the genny leaving you stranded. When you top up your fuel tank you will probably need to prime the genny as it is dry.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
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No start genny.

DITTO on the 1/4 tank of fuel reason. Both my owners manual and the r.v. manual list that as the #1 reason for a not start genny.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:53 PM   #5
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My '98 class c Jayco actually had a mark on the gas gage to indicate where the jenny would shut off.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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If the fuel trick dosen't work check the oil in gen, most have low oil shutoff
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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I am surprised it even started with less than a quarter tank.. one of the first trips I made the Generator ran for a while then died as I was taking down.. I thought "What Now" then I got to the point of starting the main engine, Looked at the fuel gauge, Pulled to the dump station and took care of business, then found a gas station and fixed the generator.

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