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Old 05-03-2013, 03:44 AM   #1
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Looking to upgrade from a 27C Sunova to a 35U Adventurer, what is considered " a lot of hours" on the generator. My Sunova has 115 on it and I know that is low for a 2004. is 1500 considered High?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #2
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Yours is not even broken in yet. Wish I had that on mine. Looking at 3500.00 or more to replace it so give it more thought.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:35 AM   #3
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Our '04 is approaching 1100 hours. With proper maintenance I expect 10-15,000 hours (long after I'm gone).
Further, I would be MUCH more afraid of your 10 year old generator with only 115 hours than one with 1500 hours..
All the above is considering a diesel genny
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #4
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Some time back, I attended an Onan seminar. The presenter said it is rare for them to see a generator in for repairs due to excessive hours. Most problems are caused by low hours.
His advice? "Run the beejabbers out of it!"

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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Low hours is the problem. If they are exercising the generator properly and that is all, it should have at least 12 hours per year. I would expect to see about 110 hours as a minimum.

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Ken is a little low for gas generators. Onan says run two hours at half load every four weeks. About 26 hours a year.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #7
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And DO exercise it!! I wasn't as diligent as I should have been this last winter due to my wifes being so sick. Finally got it running smoothly just a couple days ago and it's a diesel 8KW unit that should withstand long periods of being idle.
Usually I set one heat pump for heat and the other for cool, than after about half hour I switch them around so both get run in both modes.
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Our '04 is approaching 1100 hours. With proper maintenance I expect 10-15,000 hours (long after I'm gone).
Further, I would be MUCH more afraid of your 10 year old generator with only 115 hours than one with 1500 hours..
All the above is considering a diesel genny

Agreed, my '08 Sightseer's generator has about 250 hrs. (mostly excercising time)
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Thanks, everyone the coach I'm looking at is an 05 and the genny has 1000 hrs on it. seems as that is not excessive.
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