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Generators section?

Unread postby Dodgy71 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:49 pm

Seems to me that it would be good to have a section for generators used in Travco's. Perhaps in the Maintenance section?
I have lots of questions like can my old Onan carb be rebuilt, and can it handle the E10 gas that is messing up lots of other similar equipment... I'm aware of smokstak site, but I'd like to hear how other Travco owners are handling various generator issues.

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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:56 am

Most of the generator info is in the interior electrical section. There are also manuals in the technical documents section.
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:20 pm

We discussed this before. I'm not against it but honestly smokstak.com is the place to go for Onan help. Those guys are the pros.
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:58 pm

Would it be possible to add Smokstak to the links like daves page?
Just bouncing an idea of ya'll
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby Dodgy71 on Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:51 pm

Oops, I meant smokstak.
Still think that generators deserves its own section, after all it is part of a Travco (arguably, not exactly in the interior either).
Not trying to cause problems, just a suggestion from a newbie ;)
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:54 pm

No Problem. I'll ask Private Pilot to add it.
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:01 pm

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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:08 pm

Dodgy71 wrote:Seems to me that it would be good to have a section for generators used in Travco's. Perhaps in the Maintenance section?
I have lots of questions like can my old Onan carb be rebuilt, and can it handle the E10 gas that is messing up lots of other similar equipment... I'm aware of smokstak site, but I'd like to hear how other Travco owners are handling various generator issues.

Thanks!

It can be rebuilt but the parts are expensive and sometimes difficult to find although some are still available(afaik) from Cummins/onan. A float was 55$
No they don't like ethanol any better than any other older carb'd engine. The biggest thing is getting the points set correctly(CCK series) and setting the rpms to the correct Hz. You will need a DMM that reads Hz.
The biggest problem is getting the carb off without the bolts breaking on the intake/ex manifold(another pricey piece).
Yo can take the top of the carb off without unbolting it from the manifold. If you go to remove the carb, be prepared for broken bolts.
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:11 pm

They are very temperamental with electric fuel pumps too. too high of pressure will cause them to flood. I use a cheap low pressure electric pump with a pressure regulator from Summit racing dialed down to 1. The correct walbro fuel pump is very expensive.
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Re: Generators section?

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:29 pm

I guess I am lucky as my Onans carb comes off easily and the original fuel pump is still good.
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