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 3/11/2014 5:07 PM
 

I've recently acquired this RV which has 9k miles and is in very good condition, but it had been sitting for 6 years since last travel. I replaced the fuel pump, drained the tank obviously and replaced battery and it fired right up and runs like a champ for the most part. When I attempt to start the generator via the on/off switch inside, I can hear it turn over, but that's it.. which I expected and imagine rebuilding the carb will get me back in business. I have no clue WHERE the generator is located however and would greatly appreciate any tips on servicing that carb. I am an IT fella by career and would definitely return the favor for any direction and guidance given.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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 3/11/2014 6:57 PM
 
 Modified By RVA  on 3/11/2014 6:15:49 PM

Below is a picture I found of an Onan generator installed in a 2001 Leprechaun. It looks like it's in the compartment just behind the driver's door. If yours is also an Onan, there are lots of maintenance manuals available, just Google Onan. Good luck. - Dave

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 3/11/2014 7:16 PM
 

THX...

I don't see the pic or it did not come through... could you plz send a link?

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 3/11/2014 7:16 PM
 

nevermind- just came through- THX!!!

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 3/11/2014 7:23 PM
 

Side question- Am I correct in reading that I should run 85psi on the tires?! I THINK that is what it shows on sidewall.. I was going to research before I touched it- Seems high but I have never aired up dually tires via one inline...

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 3/11/2014 8:39 PM
 
The PSI stamped on the sidewall is the pressure required to support the tire's maximum load rating. Your rig, however, might weigh less than that rating and may provide better comfort / performance at a lower PSI. There may be a sticker in the driver's door frame that gives the manufacturer's recommended inflation figures for that particular rig, or shown in the Owner's Manual, and they may be less than what's on the tire. If in doubt, I'd go with the maximum weight rating and PSI on the tire, because most tire failures are as a result of under-inflated tires. Good luck. - Dave
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 3/11/2014 8:50 PM
 

THX again Dave... I found a service manual for the MicroQuiet 4000 which looks like is what is on my unit.. It does not go into much detail on carburation, but I am thinking it could not be too much different than a high end lawn mower? Any thoughts on that? I am also hopeful I will not have to remove generator to access carb?

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 3/11/2014 9:03 PM
 
 Modified By RVA  on 3/11/2014 8:04:35 PM

Before you tackle the carb, try this. If the generator hasn't been started recently, it may have to be primed. This unit gets its gas from the main tank, which is a long way away. There is a tiny electrical fuel pump where the gas line enters the generator and it could take some time to recharge the line. On some models the On/Off switch that you used can also serve as the primer. Since the switch doesn't always indicate this, push down on the Off side of the rocker switch for 20 - 30 seconds before attempting to start it. Hopefully you'll get lucky. - Dave

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 3/11/2014 9:13 PM
 

I will try that very thing when I return home next week and keep my fingers crossed... I was a bit concerned that turning it over in attempt to start too long may damage the gen starter.. but sounds like that is not an issue.. However, is it possible/probable that the fuel pump you mention may need to be replaced as I had to do with the main pump? (friggin nightmare dropping that tank by myself to access it btw... they should have made an access door from inside flooring in my opinion)

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 3/11/2014 9:45 PM
 

When working, the fuel pump will make a ticking sound until the line is pressurized. Try having someone attempt the priming routine while you listen for the ticking. You could also disconnect the line from the engine and see if there's gas flow. - Dave

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