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Old 05-19-2022, 03:40 PM   #1
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I just got back from a three week trip trough Colorado and Wyoming in my 2015 Travato. During this trip my Generator would not turn on even after I primed the generator. This only happened on elevations above 6,000 feet. When I got below this elevation it would start immediately Has anyone had the same problem?
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Is it gas or propane? In either case, there may be an altitude adjutment screw on it somewhere. If you have the owners manual for the generator, have a look. Alternately, if there's a fuel feed/jet control, you may have to lean it out a bit over 6,000 ft.
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Thank you for your reply. It's gas and it only has a button to prime the generator. The generator is actually under the frame and about 10 inches off the ground. You can't see or do anything to the generator. In order to change the oil it almost takes an act of god. I am not sure how I could thin the mixture.
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Short of looking at it myself, I can't offer much more than my original post.
They don't normally build motorhomes with owner unserviceable generators. There must be a way to access it for things like basic regular maintenance.
All the motorhomes I've owned have had some way to access the basics, to check the oil, or clean/replace the filters, or do an oil change.
Suggest trying the motorhome vendor for insight into "how to" access the generator, or at least get a service manual for it.
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My last coach had a gas generator tucked into the frame in the rear. When you took the small access cover off the front there was an altitude adjustment for just the issue you are speaking about. That adjustment is on your generator somewhere. Most rv generators have them because rvs traverse high altitudes regularly
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Thank you for all your advice. There is a little door that I remove to check oil level and refill it with oil when I change the oil. I am going to look around and see if maybe I can see where I can make adjustments. I will go online and see if can find a way to access the generator.
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