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Old 09-27-2020, 02:59 AM   #1
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Replacing old Onan generator with new portable

Hi I just bought a 1984 Southwind and have been running everything house off my external portable 5300 w Westinghouse through the 30 amp RV plug... which everything is great, but I would like to remove my old Onan Generator because I donít use it. So I am going to disconnect everything, but then my friend said, ďI could mess up the house system.Ē somehow, I donít know I told him since I only use the RV plug to my generator (which I will have to add gas to instead it coming from RV) that it should still run and not interfere with the existing RV plug I am currently using to power RVĒ
Could anyone confirm or deny that for me please? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.... Thank you, Iím new to this chit! 😁
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:29 AM   #2
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I don't see how it could make any difference. The umbilical cord has no clue as to where you plugged it in (i.e. pedestal, generator, on-board generator). Since you mentioned moving the plug to an external generator I have to presume that you do a manual transfer and the rig does not have an automatic transfer switch. As long as you are plugging into a 30Amp outlet you should be god to go (as you have already observed). Of course, having an onboard generator is much more convenient then hauling around an external one.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:08 AM   #3
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Just cap off and tie up the hanging wires from the old generator and you'll be fine.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:38 AM   #4
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Thank you both for your feedback, cause that’s what I thought, but just needed to confirm it. And I actually wanna replace the old generator with the new one I have, but for now I really just want a place to store new generator. Thanks guys!
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