Generator Service Day

Yesterday was generator service day.

Most Class A Motorhomes (the big square box ones) come with an electrical generator. Its purpose is to provide electricity when not plugged into shore power. It provides electricity for heavy-duty requirements such as air conditioners and such that usually cannot be powered by batteries. It also provides the coach batteries electrical replenishment after several hour of watching TV, for instance. Ours is a 4,000 watt generator and is gasoline powered.

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Generator with cover on.

On a regular basis they must be properly maintained if they are to function without problems.

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Generator with cover off.

My project of the day yesterday was to replace the air filter and change the oil. Since yesterday got to be 78 and sunny with no breeze, one project was enough for the day. I spent the rest of the day mostly reading a great John Grisham novel.

In other news…I talked to the manufacturer of my solar panel charge controller that I sent off for repair to St. Louis, Missouri last Monday. He told me the repair was completed and went in the mail yesterday. It should arrive here on Wednesday.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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