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Old 05-06-2005, 09:14 AM   #1
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Generator replacement in 345

How much is it to replace a 6.5Kw Onan in a 345 MH (parts and labor)? Would you replace with an Onan or would you go with another model/type? Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Will a Honda fit? They are water cooled. Usually a water cooled engine runs cooler and at a more consistent temperature. Older Onan's ran at 1800 rpm which should make for longer engine life but most of the newer ones seem to be 3600 rpm, easier to keep noise levels low.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:54 AM   #3
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I plan to go Honda when the time comes (if it fits). I think Peter replaced his with a Honda and it's on the forum here. Found a Honda EV6010 on eBay for 2600. Not sure what labor would be. Seems like the Honda's make sense, lighter, smaller, less fuel burn and cheaper than Onan.

I've also heard of good deals on Onan take outs from RV Salvage Yards like Colaws and others
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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PeterH did that install on his MH -- search here and you can find the photos. He loves his Honda.
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