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Old 06-24-2016, 10:31 PM   #11
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It would seem there is consensus on generator operation wvufan keep us post on how you proceed
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:14 PM   #12
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i just got back from a 2 week 7000 mile cross country trip and the gas generator on my 2016 3011DS has 2.4 hours on it when I started. It is now up around 80 hours. I ran mine for 3 days straight while driving from southern california to alabama in the 100 degree weather. no campgrounds at night so the only way to stay cool was to run the generator and AC.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:47 PM   #13
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I just got back from Country Fest where I ran mine non-stop (almost) for 5 days. From just over 3/4 tank until it shut down for fuel on Sunday...whatever you've been told about "oh it will only run down to a 1/4 tank to not leave you stranded" take with a grain of salt...Mine left me with exactly 5 gallons left in the main tank! Not very much to get to a station especially when I'm towing.

Luckily gas was about 5 miles away. It seems whoever put the tap in my tank for the generator feed line put it damn near at the bottom!
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:52 AM   #14
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I just got back from Country Fest where I ran mine non-stop (almost) for 5 days. From just over 3/4 tank until it shut down for fuel on Sunday...whatever you've been told about "oh it will only run down to a 1/4 tank to not leave you stranded" take with a grain of salt...Mine left me with exactly 5 gallons left in the main tank! Not very much to get to a station especially when I'm towing.

Luckily gas was about 5 miles away. It seems whoever put the tap in my tank for the generator feed line put it damn near at the bottom!
that is cutting it pretty close. I have not run mine down that far but maybe I should test it while at home to see where it actually cuts out at.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:01 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I get different answers from different people. Cummins people said .not to run for 5 days or more, got almost 20 hrs. on mine changed the oil today for the first time
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:03 AM   #16
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Dang muffed was in the way...has anyone run into the same trouble? Thanks.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:19 PM   #17
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If you run your generator continuously for days, I suggest shutting it down occasionally to check the oil.
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:21 PM   #18
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During hot summer does anyone leave generator and air-conditioned run while refueling?
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:45 PM   #19
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The longest I've run my generator is probably when I'm traveling and the dash air can't keep up with the AC. The generator may run for 6- 8 hours at a time.

Yes, I leave the genny running, I also leave the engine running while refueling.
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izza, our fuel stops have all been covered and we do shut both motors down while fueling. Not worth the risk, but that's just my 2cnts.
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