where to get a second hand Onan Generator

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  1. skender

    skender Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    I've just bought an old Winnebago Elandan 87' and is costing me a fortune. Its in the garage being serviced at the moment and the bill will be in thousands. It looks like the generator has given up the ghost too. I have been told by the garage that the roter has gone posibly the carburator as well.

    It's an Onan Emerald BGE 5.5 kw

    Does anyone know a decent chap who can fix it at a reasonable price, or buy a second hand one.

    many thanks. Skender
     
  2. wildcamper

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    hi Check out ebay theres a couple on there:thumb:
     
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    All the best Skender.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    Those genny's weigh a ton....Hope you find one near to you otherwise the carriage might be rather a lot.Might be better to use freight.

    We hardly use ours and I've heard others have pulled theirs out and replaced them with 240volt units.

    Try Dave (Lugnutt) for advice.:thumb:He did a lot of work on his recently.
     
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  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    take it out and use the locker space for something useful..:Rofl1:

    looking round the shows and meets not many RVer's use the onboard gennies on 'A' class RV's....too expensive/thirsty to run.....and smaller honda's and kipors are flavour of the day.

    Honda/Kipor....most of the day on 10 ltrs:thumb:

    Onan....most of the day on 10 gallons :Rofl1:

    unless you need five and a half thousand watts of course !
     
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    As other have said I have an Onan and it 998cc and drink feul. Always use little kipor2000.

    Some RVer just take em out.

    Save you money:Wink:
     
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    I have a Honda 2.2kva genie which as been converted to run on gas, its in the ads, i'm looking for £250 if its any good to you, also Runrig as a un wanted genie in her garage

    Graham
     
  8. skender

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    Onan generator V Honda

    Hi all,

    Thank you all very much for the advice. The problem is that, this is my first van and I have no idea what I'm doing.

    I will certenly look into getting a different one. I prosume that this would be a portable one...

    thanks again
     
  9. lugnutt

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    hi Skender i took mine out the starter motor needed replaceing @£250 plus the cost of fitting and the running cost went fo this
     
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    I may shift my RV 4.5 KW onan as I cant see me using it...
     
  12. Ingwe

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    Jeez, it's never really called onan is it?
    Onanism not as ai knew it!;)
     
  13. Arthur01

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    Skender,
    If you go to RVOC (the sister site to Fun) there is a chap on there 'Bungle Bear' he customer service manager for Cummins Onan Generation and the total expert on all things Onan.
    Also you may get quite a lot of help there too for any other issues on the RV.

    Regards

    Arthur.
     
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    This was posted in 2009, I bet he's sorted by now , or gone bankrupt!!!!!
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Amazing when these old threads come up ,how many people have just come on for one problem then gone, never to be seen again , not even to say how they got on.
     
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  16. Arthur01

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    Hmmm never bother to look at the dates just 'recent posts' - perhaps I should. Ah well the info is there anyway & Bungle bear is current on RVOC for all things Onan.

    Regards

    Arthur.
     
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