RV Generator Tips by RV Education 101®


Some useful tips on how to maintain and extend the life of your RV generator by Mark Polk, owner of RV Education 101


10 replies
  1. Mary Woods
    Mary Woods says:

    I have a 2008 diesel Class C with a built in Onan GenSet generator that runs on propane. Propane and fuel tanks are full. Have a toggle switch inside the coach to start it. It does start right up but is taking 17-18 minutes before the electricity is up and running. I’m Boondocking and need to run the generator twice a day to use some appliances and TV. I have 2 6volt golf cart batteries that are topped up too. Why is it taking so long for the electricity to start and how can I fix this? I recently had the generator serviced, oil changed, etc. Now I’m worried. I can’t find any information on this particular issue… taking such a long long time to power up.

  2. Jerry De La Cruz
    Jerry De La Cruz says:

    Why are there two separate output circuits on my Onan HDKAJ (a Red and a Black wire). Are these two outputs out of phase, can they be used in parallel, are they in fact used in parallel after the power transfer box on a 1996 Airstream Cutter 35.

  3. Gary Crumrine
    Gary Crumrine says:

    OK I was doing all that religiously up until I ran the fuel tank dry or nearly dry, and all of a sudden all the crud in the tank was sucked in and killed the motor.  Now it won't start. I need to know how to drop the fuel tank (It is also a gas station for my atv's,) and clean the fuel lines.  Then God knows what I have to do with the carb to get it running again.


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