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Generators / Re: Onan emerald I issues
« Last post by TerryH on Today at 01:17 PM »
I have a switch for an inverter, which is located under the sink area, its a Tripp Lite PV400, which consistently blows it's fuses and puts out very weak power. It can spin a little plug in electrical fan, but only feebly. Turn on the AC and the fuses blow.  pretty sure that's a previous owner add on.

Your PV400 (a separate issue from your generator or converter)  is an older 400W inverter. Regardless of how many and how well charged batteries you have it will not power an AC that likely requires 1500W to run and considerably more to start.
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Generators / Onan emerald I issues
« Last post by Xbird on Today at 12:55 PM »
Since I've finally sorted out my fuel supply issues I moved onto getting my electrical systems in order. Once again I'm faced with "deciphering" what is owner added vs original. I have a switch for an inverter, which is located under the sink area, its a Tripp Lite PV400, which consistently blows it's fuses and puts out very weak power. It can spin a little plug in electrical fan, but only feebly. Turn on the AC and the fuses blow.  pretty sure that's a previous owner add on.

Moving on from that, I have the Onan and the Parallex Power series 7100 convertor charger which I'm pretty sure is original. I've only ever run the 120v on shore supply at home/camping. I have run the generator, but with the fuel hose problems, it has been problematic the last year or so, essentially kept stalling for lack of fuel.
So, today i fired it up, and it would not go beyond the surging governed idle mode. rpm never stabilized. Anytime I turned on the AC, it would stall. I turned the rpm up until it stabilized and unfortunately, right away let the smoke out of a capacitor on the control board of the convertor/charger. In examining the convertor/charger, I don't like the looks of the way the breakers that are in it make contact with the load tabs. one breaker is a gfi with test button, the other is a dual, GTEs.

Could a loose or barely touching breaker contact point be the culprit of the low power i see from using  inverter supply? Also, would the rpm adjustment be enough to raise the generator output to cause it to cook the board?
 
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Travel / Re: Utah to New York, 2019
« Last post by ClydesdaleKevin on Today at 08:51 AM »
:D
[size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHPXGd0rcMU[/size]

LOL!  Not gonna happen.  I'm just going to take it out, load it in the Jeep...and get someone to properly weld in the bracket that actually knows what they are doing. 

Kev
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Hi and thanks for the reply!


Here is what it looked like after I removed the AC compressor.



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did your original upper sit right under the AC mount plate then come out with a hard bend? I think I may have the number for you, I just went through an AC delete on mine, same chassis. I reused the mount plate and added an idler pulley mounted on a square tube tower. In doing so, i dug up a new upper hose from the storage bins that I believe has a napa number on it.
 
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Travel / Re: Utah to New York, 2019
« Last post by Berlin-Tioga on Today at 02:03 AM »
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Dodge / Re: Steering Shaft from the Power Steering Box
« Last post by LJ-TJ on Yesterday at 09:39 PM »
 :)ThmbUp Well yeah have to give credit were credit is do. We had to have the motorhome ready for an extensive road trip (wedding) on Friday and I had taken the steering box in on Wednesday to see if it could be done. Gord said it would be ready maybe buy Friday. To call around 2:00 Friday. I did. The cap on the phone said they'd gotten bogged down with unexpected projects and it wouldn't be ready till next week to which I said Hmmmmmm ain't this a fine mess Ally. I said Gord said he thought it would be ready by 4:30 Friday and to give him a call, that we had the rig packed and ready to go and all I had to do was install the box and it was giddy up go time. The lad call across the shop to Gord said it was for a wedding and Gord said show up and it would be ready to go. Yep! Gord and the boys were true to their word. Boy did they ever do a nice job on it. So if your ever in the area and need your brakes and steering rebuilt these are the boys to go to.


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Travel / Re: Utah to New York, 2019
« Last post by ClydesdaleKevin on Yesterday at 07:46 PM »
MINNESOTA ROADS SUCK!!!

 $@!#@! $@!#@! $@!#@! $@!#@! $@!#@!

Western South Dakota is beautiful...and then the eastern half turns into rolling green hills like the world's largest golf course.

And THEN we hit Minnesota.  GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!  The road is in HORRIBLE repair along I-90, with big bumps every 12 feet or so, like driving over short speed bumps or a giant washboard.

We pulled into a truck stop for the night in Blue Earth, Minnesota...after over a hundred miles of horrible roads...only to discover the Onan Generator is almost falling out!

No kidding!  The welds snapped on the rear bracket and on the rear side, it is almost touching the ground...only being held in place by the wiring harness and the propane line!  (Good thing the liquid LP valve was closed and it wasn't running!).  The front is still holding though.

I have no other option tomorrow morning than to unbolt the good side and somehow lower it to the ground (after removing the exhaust pipe)...and then removing the propane line...and the wiring from the junction box...and lower THAT side to the pavement.

And then if it isn't too tall, I'll have to slide it out from under the RV skirt.  If it IS too tall, I'll have to jack up the RV to slide it out.

And THEN I'll have to figure out how to lift it into the back of the Jeep!  The specs on this thing say it weights 279 lbs...YIKES! 

These things sell for over 4500.00 new, and it only has around 100 hours on it...so I'm not going to just jettison the thing.  Once we get to upstate NY and have an income coming in again, I'll have the bracket welded back in (properly this time!  It looks like it was just tack welded in place and they forgot to lay a full bead like they did with the front of the bracket)...and reinstall the genny with a new control board.

But yeah...Minnesota roads SUCK!!!

Kev
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Dodge / Re: Need Fuel System Help
« Last post by Xbird on Yesterday at 05:06 PM »


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Dodge / Re: Need Fuel System Help
« Last post by Xbird on Yesterday at 04:57 PM »
Good luck! That's an interesting treatment on the overhead sleeper with that front cap. Right before my trip I split the entire center, top and bottom seams open on the overhead and re-framed the front and passenger side. Interior patch paneling isn't pretty, but i  intend to do a full revamp after race season. From the looks of it and the leaks, mine was assembled with the sides running off level just enough for the aluminum channel molding to just miss overlapping the siding on the bottom on the passenger side and on the top on the driver's side.

As for the fuel system, I decided to go with the simplification process and eliminated the rear tank. It's now running the main with a factory steel line from the tank to the engine fuel pump and no electric pusher. I kept one copper line from the aux. setup for the evap line off the top of the tank. It goes along the underside of the floor and goes up and over the water tank inline line (goes higher than the fuel filler level) and then back down through the floor so it acts like a plumbing trap to keep the fumes in when not running. trying to replicate the factory setup without the parts on hands at the present time was a no go.

Test drive found it to be a vast improvement performance-wise, I'm pretty sure the system has been sucking air since I bought it and had steadily gotten worse. Fuel gauge was also put back into service, figured out the original wiring run for it, spotted where it had been cut out of the harness and spliced to the switch, so that's all back to original with a male/female terminal pair on the leads at the harness connector.


   
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