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Old 07-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #15
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russ240: Are you running your Honda directly to the shore power connection?
Yes I am. I plan to relocate the shore power connection to the rear near the hitch for on the roll use, but have not done that yet.

I have Weathertech's reflective windshield cover and I agree that it makes a huge difference. I have also been experimenting with a couple of old reflective windshield covers crammed into the side and rear windows with the shades pulled down over them so I don't have to look at them. It seems to make a big difference! I bought two rolls of Reflectix and I am going to make patterns for all the side and rear windows and cut pieces to fit. I'm confident this will make a huge improvement in summer temps. I will say that it does get very dark inside with all the light blocked out of the sides and back. For our 7 month old daughter though that makes for good nappy time!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #16
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Can you see the reflective sunscreen on the side windows on the outside?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:19 AM   #17
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Can you see the reflective sunscreen on the side windows on the outside?
Yes you can but it's not too obnoxious. I'll try and take a pic today and post it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:41 AM   #18
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It is visible, how much so just depends on how the light hits it. It's well worth it to me though, it cuts out so much heat!

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Probably will be less visible when you get the ones you're cutting to fit.
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I have Airstream Interstate 2011 (Mercedes 3500).
Where can I download a user manual for the Onan Generator?
My problem is; The generator tries to start/run (as i keep pushing the start button from the control panel inside the motorhome) but it does not keep running and it immediately stops when I stop pushing the start button.
Why this could be happening?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #21
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Hi,
I have Airstream Interstate 2011 (Mercedes 3500).
Where can I download a user manual for the Onan Generator?
My problem is; The generator tries to start/run (as i keep pushing the start button from the control panel inside the motorhome) but it does not keep running and it immediately stops when I stop pushing the start button.
Why this could be happening?
Manual is located at http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/html/...s/981-0153.pdf

Troubleshooting:
1 - Is the propane solenoid turned on behind the curb-side rear wheelwell?
2 - Is there propane in the tank?
3 - Is the battery disconnect switched on?
4 - Do you have enough voltage on the house batteries? If battery voltage is too low, the starter will turn, but not fast enough.
5 - Is the inverter switched to "charge only"? If batteries are providing power to the inverter because it's set to "auto/invert", you don't have the full charge available for starting.
6 - Have you "primed" the generator by pushing the switch to "Stop/Prime" before trying to start it? You may have to hold it on "stop/prime" for several seconds first before starting.
7 - Are all appliances that use AC power switched off? Generator will not start under a load, and needs to be running for about a minute before starting any AC appliances.
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Hi,
I have Airstream Interstate 2011 (Mercedes 3500).
Where can I download a user manual for the Onan Generator?
My problem is; The generator tries to start/run (as i keep pushing the start button from the control panel inside the motorhome) but it does not keep running and it immediately stops when I stop pushing the start button.
Why this could be happening?
Please don't post the same question in three spots - it makes it really hard to see what's been tried and what the final resolution is.

In addition to Protagonist's suggestions, did you check the oil level? Correctly? (You have to remove the dipstick, clean it, then put it back in but not screw it down, then check the level. My mower is the same way actually.)
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In addition to Protagonist's suggestions, did you check the oil level? Correctly?
Thank you. I forgot all about that. There have been reports in the Forums of these generators sometimes running low on oil during the break-in period. I haven't had that problem myself— yet— and so didn't think of it. Fortunately, the problem seems to go away after the break-in period is up and the piston rings have seated properly.
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Thank you. I forgot all about that. There have been reports in the Forums of these generators sometimes running low on oil during the break-in period. I haven't had that problem myself— yet— and so didn't think of it. Fortunately, the problem seems to go away after the break-in period is up and the piston rings have seated properly.
Mine always had a tendency to use oil, even after break-in.

I guess other people have better luck with their Onans, but I was never that impressed with the two I had - they were hard to start, stalled a lot, used oil, etc. I know Onan is generally a good brand, too. Maybe just bad luck for me.
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It is visible, how much so just depends on how the light hits it. It's well worth it to me though, it cuts out so much heat!

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6 - Have you "primed" the generator by pushing the switch to "Stop/Prime" before trying to start it? You may have to hold it on "stop/prime" for several seconds first before starting.
I never could tell any difference in starting by using the "prime" button. Wondered if that was for gasoline models.
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I never could tell any difference in starting by using the "prime" button. Wondered if that was for gasoline models.
I'm pretty sure my gas Onan 2.5 generator had nothing like this. Sounds like a propane model thing. Makes sense - the propane lines can be empty if the gas is off; I assume this is to vent them to get propane back in them.
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I never could tell any difference in starting by using the "prime" button. Wondered if that was for gasoline models.
The one time I forgot to prime mine, I noticed a huge difference in how long I had to let the generator crank until it started. In fact, without priming, the generator cranked long enough without starting for a warning light to come on (four blinks - cranking time exceeded 35 seconds).
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