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catkins

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Posted: 12/14/19 07:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks all. Appreciate your thoughts and wisdom.

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JRscooby wrote:

Engine? No worry. But you might want to put a gauge on the tires once in a while. If nothing else it will mean less time airing them up for next move.


They shouldn't loose any air either. I have yet to need to add air after our winter storage, and yes, I do check them ! [emoticon]

With that said, one of my trucks tends to need air about once a year.


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I am a retired farmer (after 40 years). Our combines sat in the shed for 9 months out of the year and some tractors sat for 4 months, all diesels and we had no problems, as long as the batteries were good they started right up when we needed to get them out. I would not worry about the time you are talking about.


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Regarding the question on your generator, Cummins Onan recommends running their generators under load for 30 minutes every month, if not in regular use.

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Posted: 12/15/19 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SuperBus wrote:

Regarding the question on your generator, Cummins Onan recommends running their generators under load for 30 minutes every month, if not in regular use.


I do this with my gasohol generators for sure - Onan and a little Honda.

But is there something that can go haywire with the alternator itself if an Onan sits to long without exercise or do I have that wrong?

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Posted: 12/15/19 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Running the generator dries out the generator end as well as exercising the motor.

Moisture is not an electrical component's friend.


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