- I stand corrected. I guess it s good I don t chime in more often :-(Message 1 of 13 , Aug 1, 2003View SourceI stand corrected. I guess it's good I don't chime in more often :-(
On 7/31/03 8:02 PM, "Rich Van Baalen" <rvanbaa1@...> wrote:
> ---snip ---
> If it tries to start but won't run, there are really only 2 things that will
> keep it from going....spark and fuel.
> --- snip ---
> ... not necessarily true Ric
> I had an Onan 6.5NH with a bad set of brushes on the power generation side.
> They put such a drag on things that the darned thing would not turn over,
> and in the end wound up shorting out the rotor. I initially thought mine
> might have been a starter problem. Eventually it _might_ start up for a
> short period, or would run until I turned it off (then it would not want to
> start again). I replaced the brushes and had the rotor rebuilt (not cheap
> either). In the end it ran beautifully until we traded in the '79 Itasca a
> couple of weeks ago.
> If you are thinking about getting it fixed or using a portable, there are
> several things to consider as one who can speak from experience (been there,
> done that, got the Tee shirt).
> The most important consideration is 'why do you need a generator?' The main
> reason we needed a working generator was to run the cabin AC while we are on
> the road and not for boondocking (we traveled on weekends and we would go to
> CGs where 30AMP power was readily available). We live in Florida and the
> coach AC was big-time broke; going anywhere in Florida without a good source
> of A/C can get ugly in a hurry <g>. If you are looking for something to
> create 110V power after you get to a campsite then a portable may be a good
> If you are wanting to mount a portable in the same compartment and use it
> going down the road, forget it. The portables will not handle the heat in
> an enclosed compartment and you will burn it up in short order (this I am
> told, and can not confirm from personal experiences). I remember a thread a
> couple of years back about this very thing; check the ClassicRV archives in
> the Feb-March, 2001 time frame if they are still out there.
> A new 5KW generator (that is compatable with your RV) will run somewhere
> around $1300-$1500; plus installation although it isnt that that hard to do
> yourself. If you watch closely you might be able to pick up a good used one
> for around $900. Keep in mind loke everything else you purchase used, you
> might be buying someone elses problem; buyer beware.
> Hope that helps you with your thought process on what to do.
> BTW, when we traded in the '79 we got a new (to us) 1996 Firan RavenXL. We
> are off to St Augustine this weekend on our maiden voyage. Although (in
> theory) I should be banished from the list for having an RV that's _too new_
> I am sticking around if you will still have me. This is a wonderful group
> and I continue to learn every day. Besides in 3 years I will qualify
> (again) <vbg>
- It s OK and don t be bashful :) Chime in whenever. If I weren t corrected I d never learn, and if I m wrong I own up to it (not without debate at times).Message 2 of 13 , Aug 1, 2003View SourceIt's OK and don't be bashful :) Chime in whenever. If I
weren't 'corrected' I'd never learn, and if I'm wrong I own up to it
(not without debate at times). If I don't know/unsure, I'll ask.
Collective brainpower/experience is good :)
--- In email@example.com, Ric Barton <ric@w...> wrote:
> I stand corrected. I guess it's good I don't chime in more often :-(