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Old 07-21-2015, 05:35 AM   #15
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Any RV service place can handle the generator. MB won't be much help as this is an RV item. You don't need an Airstream dealer unless you want to have something done under the warranty. Just make sure the RV service shop does Onan generator. They are VERY common in the RV world.


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Follow up for any of the owners who don't have the ability or inclination to get underneath, lower the spare, figure out how to get oil into the gen, or whatever: My AI dealer's response (and I really don't have many other options near where I live):
* yes you should check the oil at 4 hrs; then change it once / year
* it's REALLY hard for you to do it yourself
*It's about a 1-hour job for us (the dealer) IF EVERYTHING GOES RIGHT (?!)
*and we charge $120 / hour
*can't get to it for a week and a half because we're really backed up.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:55 PM   #16
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I did mine in about an hour but didn't have to drop spare as others have had to w/ later models.

I'd hate to see what they charge for the engine oil change.
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Advisory to all, whether older or newer Interstate owner --

This phenomenon of distraction can become surprisingly dangerous, and very rapidly. A few personal examples:

(1) We've only put about 2,000 miles on our 2007 Interstate since buying it used 10 months ago, and there have already been TWO bad rear-ender accidents ....suspect that the at-fault drivers were craning their necks to see the Interstate as it was turning, and were not paying sufficient attention to what was in their immediate fields of view.

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Make that three. Our rig is even more of an eyeballer now that it's got all that solar jacked up above the roof.

This one wasn't as bad as the other two. Nobody got hurt but there was damage to the car that rear-ended the one in front, because the latter's rear hitch went through their front bumper.

It concerns me but I don't see what I could do to help prevent it. I drive very conservatively and the people involved in these mishaps are in other lanes not paying attention as they should be. Rubbernecking tends to cause accidents. A reminder offering from Nevada DPS:
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