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Old 04-24-2015, 06:18 AM   #1
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What has been the longest stretch of time that anyone has run their generator? We often dry camp and was just wondering. We have a 2001 Dynasty with a 7500 Onan. Thanks
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Days in a row or hours in a row. The oil change interval is 150 hours on mine. I would not hesitate to run mine that long. It has low oil and coolant sensors so a lot of built in safety.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:32 AM   #3
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I ran mine 10 days straight then shut down for oil change another 10 while our house was being remodeled before we moved in.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:34 AM   #4
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Longest at one time without shutting it down has been about 14 hours. That was to not only keep the air conditioners going because it was hot but because I was also powering the lights and air compressor in our race trailer while at the drag strip. Next day was another 12+ hour day of running it.

That has probably been the longest we have run ours in a single weekend. Now that we are no longer racing we only put about 30-40 hours a year on it.

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
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I ran mine about 85 hours continously while traveling from NC to Colorado on a trip. Had to have it to stay cool as it was July and scalding hot.

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Old 04-24-2015, 07:47 AM   #6
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Just an FYI- its good for the machine to run your generator- they function best when fully utilized and the more hours, the better! Whether its a diesel or gas RV gennie (not the cheapo crap from China Discount Tools), they are designed to run until their service interval (usually oil change is first).

When we worked in the oil patch, our 15 KW diesel generator ran constantly for months at a time, only shutting it down to check/change oil and coolant.

On our RV, we have run the gas Onan for a week or more on many occasions.
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A few years ago, during a late season moose hunting trip, we ran the generator 24/7 for 8 days. I had changed the oil/filter before leaving home as it was getting close to needing changing and I knew that we were going to be running it a lot. the temps were in the mid 20's to low teens. We also plugged the engine block heater in for a few hours before it was time to leave, just to ensure that the engine would start.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:39 AM   #8
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Thanks for everyone's replies. We will let her run!
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:11 PM   #9
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Good topic and replies. I've always been told generators are made to run. Not running them is what causes problems. I'm heading on a cross county this summer and I'll be running the generator throughout the trip to keep the coach cool. At a minimum the manual says run it at least 4 hours per month with a load. I try to run mine at least that much if not more.
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