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Automatic transfer switch warning

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As RVs come out of the "dark ages" and flow with the use of modern technology, it gets easier...

Onan’s “fits and starts” give RVer fits

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as...

Prevent thieves from stealing your generator

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If it's December or thereabouts, you can be sure that there's plenty of RVers boondocking on the desert near...

Troubleshooting Onan genset “won’t-starts”

 By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...

How to figure generator fuel usage in motorhome

Dear Gary,We have a diesel generator on our motorhome. The generator uses the same fuel/same tank as what runs the motor. How much fuel...

Run your generator in any weather with GenTent

By Bob DifleyIf you've been concerned with the safety of your portable generator if accidentally left out in stormy weather or a sudden storm...

Can you plug a friend’s RV into yours to charge his batteries?

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV technician Dear Chris, I am a new RVer and have a new Class C motorhome which we purchased this spring. I have...

Do-it-yourself generator maintenance saves money, frustration

By Jim Twamley RV generators are great because they allow you to run all your electrical stuff without being hooked up to shore power. It's...

For your generator’s good health — excercise it!

By Onan Generators Do diesel generators need exercising like gasoline generators? Yes, regular exercise helps lubricate the seals and engine components and keeps carbon from building...

Take time to ready your generator now — for later!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Autumn is here. When thinking about your winter layup, don't miss the needs of your portable generator. While these...

Take care with your RV generator

Got a "built in" RV generator? Don't have to "plug and unplug" shore power cords when switching from shore power to the genset? Then...

Keep your generator linkage clean to prevent stoppages

By Greg Illes Onan generators, typically 4000W (3600W for propane), are often a feature on mid- to large-size RVs. You can recognize these ubiquitous products...