E: Onan Genset…

Nothing to report yet. 

One of the things I noticed at the dealer’s lot was that the Onan Genset only had 176 hours on it. They ran it for me for an hour and it did fine. The runtime hours are a little low for it’s age. I should get off my duff and change the oil and filter because I know the freakin’ dealer wouldn’t have done that. The unit still only has 185 hours on it even after I ran the genset for 7.1 hours April 1, 2016. Ran the AC the entire time, it gets hot in the Phoenix area!

The engine sounds nice. These Onan’s are built for 10,000 hours before needing a major overhaul but they tend to be underused in a RV. They are supposed to be run under load for a few hours per month, not just per year. This one has been run, on average, 13 hours per YEAR. That’s 1.1 hours per month. And that includes the 7.1 hours I just put on it. Based on Onan’s recommendation of 2 hours per month with 1/2 load, this one has only seen half as much runtime as recommended. I’ll rectify that over the next few months.

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