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Old 10-08-2014, 07:53 AM   #11
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Apologies to the OP. Moved and renamed thread in error.
I believe it is back the way it was.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:25 AM   #12
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I believe the 1/4 tank shut off is a safety thing, so that you are not sitting somewhere and run your tank dry and can't drive off.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:55 AM   #13
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I believe the 1/4 tank shut off is a safety thing, so that you are not sitting somewhere and run your tank dry and can't drive off.
You hit the nail on the head! That's why they do it that way. Typically, the pickup tube in the tank is higher for the generator so it cannot suck the tank dry.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:49 AM   #14
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I have a friend who spent years doing a total restore on an old classic GM motor coach. On one of the maiden trips while traveling across Kansas a
muffler bracket broke on his genny. The first sign of trouble he noticed smoke in the rear view mirror. When they pulled over the entire rear of the coach was engulfed in flames. They managed to save their cat and not much else. By the time FD reached them way out in the boonies the coach had literally burned to the chassis.

It broke their spirits and they have totally abandoned any type of RVing.
Now they travel by car and motel.

Sure this is a rare thing but I'm just sayin..... keep an eye on things.
There have been other posts here where folks found loose mounting bolts on gennys in their coaches. If I had one- I'd check exhaust and mounting bolts often. When it's nice and cool- grab the muffler and tug.
Grab the genny and tug. Look at the mounts and check for loose/missing bolts and or cracks.
Just be careful out there!
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