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Old 03-03-2015, 05:48 PM   #11
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He also said the oil should be changed every 20 to 24 hours of run time. Is that really necessary ? I mean I canít imagine anyone who dry camps changing the generator oil every 2 or 3 days.
As for the oil change interval, I think you misunderstood. It's important to change the oil for the first time at 20 hours of use, to remove the break in oil. During this period, the oil can accumulate any metal shavings that might have been left in the engine during manufacture. You need to remove these metal shavings. After that, the user's manual for the EU3000i suggests a service interval for oil changes at 100 hours or after 6 months, whichever comes first. IMO, how well you adhere to this schedule will determine the life of your generator's engine. There will always be those who say you don't need to do this but most any mechanic will disagree. If you have minimal use and your camping season only last 6 months out of the year, you MIGHT get away with changing your oil once per year.

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:32 PM   #12
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Does the rack cause any structural problem for the TT? We have a basic Wildwood xlite and the warranty said that any extra racks would negate the warranty.

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:57 PM   #13
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I am not a lawyer but I would think that to void your warranty it would have to be directly related to the warranty issue. I think the rack in the picture is bolted to the bumper I think if I was too do this I would have a welding shop fabricate a frame support like a slide in trailer hitch where the rack can be taken off.

Check out this link all kinds of comments pro and cons scrool down and check out all the pics there are some pretty good ideas and some not so good..

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Old 03-06-2015, 08:26 AM   #14
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I took a look at 1l243's link and though I don't have a TT, by BIL does and he mounted a bike rack on a bumper hitch class 3 for two bikes on the rear of his 26' Jayco. That lasted one or two outings as the bikes bounced around so much they dented and scratched up the back of his trailer. He gave the hitch mount to a buddy of mine.

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