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frankdamp

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Posted: 12/14/13 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I found, to my discomfort, that not exercising the generator every 4 or 5 weeks can be a problem. I have an '02 rig with a 5.5 KVA Onan. It's old enough(probably an '01 build) to have a carburetor (a French irregular verb meaning "leave well enough alone"). If you have a fuel injected generator, the monthly exercise may not be as critical.

Just before Christmas 2011, I had a cardiac problem that needed four stents and was out of action for about 4 months. When I got back to the RV, the generator refused to start and hasn't run since.

We're always FHU campers, so the lack of a generator hasn't been much of an issue, but I'm going to have to get it fixed before I put the RV on sale. I've run out of ideas, so it will be going to someone who's a specialist.


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Posted: 12/14/13 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am way too lax on this and I am sure I will pay for it eventually!


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67Cutlass wrote:

PastorCharlie wrote:

A lot of make work going on. [emoticon]

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Buutttt. I do keep the fridge on all the time I'm parked,furnaces to 50 degrees and water hooked up, unless it's gonna get below freezing,and then I disconnect the water.. Fridge is on to keep the beer and snacks cold and the water and furnace on so that when I want to go up there when I get lonely for it,it's pretty close to ready.
The fuel tank is always filled before we park it after a trip,so I don't have to do that.


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