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Old 05-20-2020, 02:54 PM   #1
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We bought a 1999, Winnebago Adventurer, 37G, with a 5000 watt Emerald Green ONAN generator.

There is no spark.

Does this generator use points OR electronic ignition?

Winnebago says call ONAN. ONAN says it could have with points or electronic ignition (1999 is a transition year).

I'm stuck, don't really want to pay $1,500 to have it fixed and in operation order. Any ideas?

Could anyone post a photograph of the location of the points on the generator?

Is the original OEM Solar Panel still available? I want to order one with the existing hole pattern as, I do not want to drill more holes in my roof.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:36 PM   #2
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Can't you find an repair manual online? Since I have no idea what model that is, I can't look for you or I would. Onan has manuals online at: https://www.cummins.com/rv-generator-manuals

If the solar panel you're asking about is the 10w panel that acts as a trickle charger it's practically worthless at doing that job and isn't worth replacing. Nor is it upgradeable to use for a meaningful solar charging system.

You'll find the model number on a label like this:
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I may be thinking simple on a more difficult question, so bare with me, please?
Am I reading right that you have pulled plugs and find no spark? Not able to look for the other end of the plug wires to see if there is electronic or points?
Alternate plan would be to get the model, serial number, etc. for your specific engine and then look for the info on that item. I've not chased Onan enough to know how much info there is but it would also seem they should be able to tell with the right info.
This might be a place to start for your engine specifics as it seems to show a parts section:
https://quickserve.cummins.com/info/index.html
But that may be where things get muddy!
If you can't access right now to look at it, to see which it has, does that also mean that you can't get to it to change or repair it?
Sorry for the "no help" post but trying to clear the air!
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Thanks for the quick replies.

1. Already contacted ONAN, and D/L the manual you both mentioned.
2. Plug wires go to coil-not electronic ignition or points/.
3. Thanks for the 411 on the solar deal. Guess we'll chalk this up to experience.

Thanks!
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Thanks for the 411 on the solar deal. Guess we'll chalk this up to experience.
20+ year old solar? Kind of like stale bread. Way past it's "best by" date. It's so last century.
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