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Old 06-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #11
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I believe the generator runs off the fuel in the main tank.... There's a cut-off feature built into the rig that will cut the generator off if the fuel in the main tank reaches a certain level... This keeps you from running out of fuel in the main tank which could really leave you in a bad situation if your out in the boonies.....
Are the GPH on them that bad?

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:02 PM   #12
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No.... But if you boon dock for any length of time and it requires running the gen for cooling/heat/micro etc., then you run the risk of pulling too much fuel from the main tank... I'd hate to be in a situation where my main tank is so low I'm at risk getting to a gas station....

Obviously, you should always top off your tank before going off grid, but it only takes one time to totally screw up a trip.... I had a Lexington before I moved up to my Berkshire and I remember that when the main tank got down to 1/4 or less, the gen would not start... The same feature is on my Berk even tho I carry 100 gals of diesel...
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:16 PM   #13
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No.... But if you boon dock for any length of time and it requires running the gen for cooling/heat/micro etc., then you run the risk of pulling too much fuel from the main tank... I'd hate to be in a situation where my main tank is so low I'm at risk getting to a gas station....

Obviously, you should always top off your tank before going off grid, but it only takes one time to totally screw up a trip.... I had a Lexington before I moved up to my Berkshire and I remember that when the main tank got down to 1/4 or less, the gen would not start... The same feature is on my Berk even tho I carry 100 gals of diesel...
I see, and I do agree about topping off the tank.
Packing a five gallon Jerry can full of fuel for very long is not fun nor would paying for road service to bring it to you if they would.

Thanks for the info.

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Old 06-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #14
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Just as another note on the generator, it may also be the oil switch built into it.
If it is too unlevel, it thinks it is low on oil and will shut itself down.
Learned that from a Generac I had one time.
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Is there a need or a way to close this thread? Lexi is at the RV service center as we could not keep the generator running even when on a level spot for more than 6-7 minutes. The good news is we did purchase an extended warranty so the max the repairs should cost would be $200. I really enjoyed reading all the comments and suggestions. I've learned a ton about our rig in a very short time. Thanks to you all.
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