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Old 10-05-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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We just returned from a 4500 mile round trip and experienced two new issues. On about the 4th night from the return home, we started hearing an intermittent clicking sound, like something turning on and off. A little detective work indicated it was coming from the black box in the battery bay. We experimented when we got home, it did it whether on shore power or not, did not do it all the time and the one time DH tried to turn the batteries to disconnect, he didn't actually disconnect the batteries. Now it's at the repair shop and they have not been able to duplicate the problem [Of course not!] Is there anything else we can ask them to check before we bring it all the way home? Are there electric OBDCs like are available for cars and trucks? At least I think they are.

The other issue is inability to keep the generator running for more than about 15 minutes. Again the repair shop has not been able to duplicate. It occurred while on the road and while we were trying to keep the coach cool during the drive through the heat. We know it had oil, more than half tank of gasoline in the rig tanks, just had filters changed before leaving on the trip. It worked just fine in the driveway and during the first half of the trip.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:58 PM   #2
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FR has now put a fresh air vent in the generator cabnet door to help keep the generator cooler. There have been many problems with generators over heating. Also the fuel pumps have been known to fail because of heat.
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I want to order a extra fuel pump for my 2015 30DS. What is the PN on the fuel pump l should order?


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Old 10-06-2016, 09:24 AM   #4
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The airtex number for the fuel pump is E11007 and can be purchased from Amazon. Price is 39.68 shipped.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:02 PM   #5
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The airtex number for the fuel pump is E11007 and can be purchased from Amazon. Price is 39.68 shipped.

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Old 10-07-2016, 11:52 PM   #6
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Not going to help now but use your smart phone to video tape it next time the issues comes back. I did that with a problem I was having with my microwave. The service tech was then able to duplicate the problem which turned out to be user error.
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FR has now put a fresh air vent in the generator cabnet door to help keep the generator cooler. There have been many problems with generators over heating. Also the fuel pumps have been known to fail because of heat.
Good luck.
I would like to know more about what you mentioned about the air vent in the generator door.
Who and where did you hear this from?

Like to know.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:50 AM   #8
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See this thread in the FR3 forum for the generator vent

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Old 10-08-2016, 07:42 AM   #9
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My father in law has an older MH with an Onan generator. Last year he had the same issues with the generator running for short periods then shutting down due to fuel shortage especially when running both air conditioners. He grew up in the era of pure gasoline and does not understand the alcohol component so he just parks it for 7 or 8 months and expects it to run just fine. To get back to the solution, one day after several fuel filters and much frustration I blew compressed air back threw the fuel line to the gas tank. I don't know what was in there but it solved the problem. He just got back from a 3000mi trip with no issues.

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I would like to know more about what you mentioned about the air vent in the generator door.
Who and where did you hear this from?

Like to know.
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Iggy, I had looked into this earlier and this is how it was explained to me. The FR3 has a 4000w generator with air intake on the side. The vent on the door is in line with the intake. We have a 5500w on the Georgetowns with air intake coming up through the bottom of the unit, so the vent door doesn't work in our set up.


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