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Old 08-17-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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Onan Generator Fuel Drain

If you have the off grid package with the Onan generator do you have a fuel shut-off valve and a easy way to drain the fuel tank. Since I don't anticipate using the generator very much I want to make sure I can drain the tank to keep fresh fuel available.
Also, is there a clock or timer to show how much the generator has been used?

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Old 08-17-2016, 06:35 PM   #2
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Do you have the fuel station? If so, that may be your quickest option.

I haven't noticed a fuel drain valve.




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Old 08-17-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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There should be a hour meter for the generator. I know ours doesn't have a fuel shut off that I have found. But I just try to run it around 1/2 hour a month to help with the fuel staying fresh. Also us a fuel stabilizer in non-ethanol fuel.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:03 AM   #4
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I have the 29hfs with the fuel station and my generator hour meter is located on the side of the front bed on the passenger side next to the gen start/stop switch and the 12v on/off master switch.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:30 AM   #5
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I'm still shopping so I don't h yet have the TH. So, without the fueling station does anyone know what size fuel tank comes with the generator? Probably the same for all XLR models.

BTW, thanks for the other replies.
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The fuel station and generator pull from the same tank. Typically it is a 30 gallon tank.




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The fuel station and generator pull from the same tank. Typically it is a 30 gallon tank.


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Thanks, but I'm probably not getting the fuel station unless it is mandatory with the generator setup??
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I thought the fuel station is standard on toy haulers. That might have changed though.


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I thought the fuel station is standard on toy haulers. That might have changed though.


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Think you are correct Mr. Jones. Found in a sales brochure" "Off Grid Package (FW): 5.5 Onana Gas Generator, Mobile fuel station and 30 Gal. Tank." So I have to decide if I want all of this just to get a generator since I will have no need to fuel up toys. But then again, it might be nice to have some reserve fuel if a hurricane blows through my part of Florida which has been spared for many years now.
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Yeah that option is a bit pricey. Depending on how you use your trailer it may/ may not be worth it. You could spend much less and get a portable unit with auxiliary tank and remote start.

I opted for the generator because it's fully integrated and it came with an energy management system as well. Figured since I was financing and writing off interest might as well include it.




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