Hi all and happy Thanksgiving to all the other Canadian folk here.
This Thanksgiving weekend we packed up the Mistress and headed up to Tobermory to the Bruce Penninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Park, which included Flowerpot Island. The weather couldn't have been better with the autumn leaves in full regalia.
The Bruce National Park does have a 27' limit, but phoning ahead I got approval to enter at my own risk. It wasn't a problem once I learnt to keep to the outer circle road but getting into the site was a bit tight. Since the sites are unserviced (there are very clean washrooms and potable water spigots in the park) we were technically boon-docking.
I had changed the oil and filter on my Onan Marquis 6500 LP generator before leaving. I filled the gen with 15W-40 as I wasn't sure how low the temps would get too. I made sure the gen set was full and did a test run and then rechecked the oil level.
Once on site I did try to keep the generator operating times to a minimum. I figuere the total run time this weekend was at most 4 hours (mornings to power a 1500
watt heater, make coffee and power the fridge. Nights were to power lights, fridge and micro while cooking and heating the Mistress before bedtime). I checked the oil in the gen set only to find it as golden as the day I put it in, but almost down to the add part on the dipstick. I did a Google search on Onan oil consumption but no joy. Is this amount of oil consumption normal?