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Jiml100

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Generator removal
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:40:52 PM »
Generator removal

2000 adventurer 35u,   Emerald 5000 plus Onan,

Trying to get some instruction on removal, and also the weight on the 5000


catblaster

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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 12:46:23 PM »
 When I googled it the answer came back as 230 lb
Will and Jane
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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 05:57:55 PM »
I switched out the 5000 onan on my 2000 winne 37g. It is very heavy. We used a floor jack to lower it down once we pulled it out. We had to remove the exhaust, fuel lines, starter wires as well as the power wires going to the tranfer switch. I think there were additional wires going to the interior switches as well. I think it was four bolts holding it to the frame. No expert, I had the help of my mechanic friend. It was a pain in the arse, but we got it done.

Vw triker

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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 07:06:07 PM »
Mine caught fire........put some tires next to it and pulled it out on them ...had to do it by myself.....when I can afford another one. I will have help I hope

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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 07:31:18 AM »
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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 01:03:52 PM »
Mine caught fire........put some tires next to it and pulled it out on them ...had to do it by myself.....when I can afford another one. I will have help I hope

Did you determine the cause of the fire?   
Paul & Ann  Iowa
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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 01:17:34 PM »
No..it developed a bad shake when shut down.....I think it shook the air filter assembly off and possibly sprayed gas around. Gas line was good shape, even after the fire. I had shut it down for a bit then restarted it . It ran far a few moments then shut down. Tried to restart it a couple of times, gave up and headed down the road........wish I had got out and checked it, but it had failed to start before when it was very hot out. I did not find the air filter assembly, the fire department may have removed it...I don't know....I was very lucky, you can only imagine the shock and surprise driving down the interstate and see flames coming out the rear of your rv.

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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 01:32:39 PM »
That could have been us a couple of years ago.  After changing the oil and filter, I started the generator up to see if the filter leaked and also left the cover off.  After a couple of minutes, I noticed gas running down the gas line below the carburetor, and upon inspection, noticed the gas filter housing was cracked.  Lucky us.
Paul & Ann  Iowa
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Re: Generator removal
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 02:02:51 PM »
No..it developed a bad shake when shut down.....I think it shook the air filter assembly off and possibly sprayed gas around. Gas line was good shape, even after the fire. I had shut it down for a bit then restarted it . It ran far a few moments then shut down. Tried to restart it a couple of times, gave up and headed down the road........wish I had got out and checked it, but it had failed to start before when it was very hot out. I did not find the air filter assembly, the fire department may have removed it...I don't know....I was very lucky, you can only imagine the shock and surprise driving down the interstate and in your side mirror, you see flames coming out the rear of your rv.

 

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