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Old 01-22-2008, 09:00 AM   #15
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Most likely the generator is diesel powered since the engine is. Gas powered motorhomes usually have gasoline powered generators. The generator should power everything plus charge your battery bank. The lights and most of the appliances are probably 12V. They can run off of the batteries or the converter when you are plugged in to 120 Volt power (or running you generator). You can run indefinitely by running the generator 3 to 4 hours a day and then run off of the batteries the rest of the time. You will need to replenish your LP (used for heating, water heating, and cooking) and your fuel on a regular basis
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:38 AM   #16
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Thanks for the reply guy99......
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #17
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There on board generaters are designed for living and should be able to run day and nite check that it has been converted to 220volts as the States run on 110volts they have lots of power usually onan 5kw enough to run whatever you need 12grand is a good price.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:22 AM   #18
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Remember the Genny is still at 60Hz at 220 vac!
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:08 AM   #19
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Most likely the generator is diesel powered since the engine is. Gas powered motorhomes usually have gasoline powered generators.
Our Isuzu powered 345 has a propane powered generator. I think they all were set up that way so as not to have to install a third fuel tank for gasoline, and I believe that there wasn't an affordable diesel gen set at the time. The propane fired unit runs well and will run a long time on a tank of fuel.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:58 PM   #20
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Brakes sticking have three areas calipers... Easy fix lots of parts.. Same with the master cylinder then you have the hydroboost.. (#%^&##&%#)

Howver the most important thing to remember is that if the master is not shimmed properly then it will self apply the brakes and then you are in for a whole world of hurt.... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

The engine is quite good yet very hard to get parts for it is not supported by isuzu or chevy and if you call airstream they will think you lost your mind...


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There are fleets of delivery trucks running around here with the Isuzu engine. I can get all the parts I need here through an outfit called "Catco". I can even get rebuilt engines through them.
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