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View Poll Results: Power Tech CD7000 - Repair or Replace?
These are work-horses - 5k hours is just getting broke in! Repair it! 1 50.00%
Be smart. Bite the bullet and get a new/used gen and don't worry about the black-hole of cost you are about to spend in repairs! 1 50.00%
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:20 AM   #15
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5000 hrs. is not a lot of hours if it has been maintained properly! I have buddies in the trucking industry that have many, many more hours than that on theirs and still running great!

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Is there a rule of thumb on longevity? Mine has a little over 10,000 hours. Power tech tells me they can last 10,000 to 80,000 if properly maintained. They suggested I change the generator end-shaft bearing. I have no maintenance history, however I do know that my rig was owned by people in the construction industry and presumably were knowledgeable about maintenance. I also think anyone who runs a generator that much must have maintained it well but I can't be sure.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:41 PM   #16
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False alarm. I misread the Hobbs meter. It has 1047 hours total. The meter inside the coach has an extra digit for tenths of an hour. It said 1047.4 which I at first took to mean 10474 hours. The meter on the generator itself doesn't show tenths.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:52 PM   #17
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Fix it, 1047 hours is nothing
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:59 AM   #18
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Fix it, 1047 hours is nothing
It doesn't need fixing. Runs fine. I was just concerned about what I mistakenly thought was very high hours.
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It doesn't need fixing. Runs fine. I was just concerned about what I mistakenly thought was very high hours.
Great news.....Now you can spend the generator money on something else in the RV....There has to be something add, fix or enhance...
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