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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Service on our coach and have a temporary (maybe permanet) fix for our Generator.

Where are we today ?
Can see the nice sunrise with our awning up
        First thing this morning we secure our coach and were at Pettigrew's garage for 7:45. Dale is replacing a vacuum hose on the coach engine and also replacing as much gas line for our generator that he can get at. Removed the left rear duals to get access and installed 10 feet of new gas line right to the top of the gas tank. Also installed a new gas filter for the coach engine.
        Every thing back together had to pressurized the fuel tank to get the genny to fire up. Sounds good! Ran for about 3 minutes and quit, ran out of gas. Two more times we did this and the same result. Solution remove the gas tank. Well that sounds pretty easy. But after investigation that involves removing our hydraulic levelling jacks, that just happen to have supports welded to the chassis. Gonna be a very big job! Not to mention very expensive.
         So a solution thats works quite well but not as convenient, I picked up a 2 and 1/2 gallon gas can filled with gas and put the gas line in there. Genny fired up and ran for more than 30 minute under load no problem at all. Shut it down, now it will work when we need it an save more than a thousand dollars in labor that may or may not resolve the issues.
         So after 6 hours at Pettigrew's back to "Camp Awesome" and set up shortly after 2 pm. Nice and sunny afternoon so finished mowing the lawn about 40 minutes. The mower ran great, it has a new battery this spring, so the charging system on the mower seems to be malfunctioning. Some day John may take a look at it but for now I can make it work.
        Relax a bit with our e readers and put together a couple chicken kabobs ( I marinated some chicken breast for a while) for supper with another tasty salad. Really enjoying these salads more than every before.
low and slow as usual done perfect on our Q
        Another fine day that was pretty productive with wonderful sunny weather  though a bit cooler than we like. Can't help it fall is in the air and it will get much cooler yet before we hit warmer temps.
        Thanks for the peek again and really hope you had an awesome day too.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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20 comments:

  1. What a great solution. Paul says...good job!

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    1. Maybe not ideal but it works wonderful.

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  2. Way to go! You seem to be good at fixing lots of stuff. Maybe a little Honda would work on those times the genny decided to get stubborn?

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    1. I like to putter around and solve these little mysteries if I can.
      Thought about the Honda, but a $10.00 gas can is much cheaper and we know the generator works perfect when it can get fuel, plus it pumps out a 50 amp service too. We don't use the genny much and usually only for short periods. The gas can should run it for more than 4 hours.

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  3. I've seen whole generator replacements that could have been prevented by fuel line repairs. Nice to know you're on the right track and have a work around for the time being.

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    1. There maybe be an easy solution somewhere just have not found it yet. With a 15 year old coach how much more money do we want to sink into it with something so minor.

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  4. Sounds like a good temp fix for the genset:)

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    1. At least we know it still works, we don't use it that much anyway.

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  5. What a great idea to repair the generator.

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    1. Not the best solution but the easiest.

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  6. The gas can is a good solution. At least the genny works with that little set up.

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    1. Good enough for us, it will be there when we need it.

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  7. Sorry you are having more than your share of issues with your generator.

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    1. They can be great when they work but frustrating when they don't.

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  8. It's so nice to be married to a guy who can think out of the box when things need to be fixed. You and Jim must have kind of the same type of brain. I am such an in the box thinker but Jim always comes up with something. Glad you've got it to the point where you can enjoy it when you need.

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    1. Until we get an easier fix this does the trick.

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  9. yep I would tote around an extra gas can to save a couple thousand as well...

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  10. Glad to hear things worked out and hope the warmer temps return soon...both for you & for us, though in NL August is pretty much a write-off at this point...eight sunny days :(

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    1. We have sunny days but not overly hot, we can deal with that.
      Hope you still get some nice weather yet.

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