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trekkin

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Hi all! I have a question for you experts. How long a time of continuous running can you run a generator? I ran my Onan generator from 4:00 pm til 6:30 am and was worried I would damage it. Thanks for your help and time! ;D
 

Woody

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Last summer while dry camping during July when the temps were in the 90's I ran my Onan with both AC's running for 58 hours. The extended running time actually seemed to improve its performance. FWIW I used 26 gals of gas.

Woody
 

Ron

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The worse thing you can do to a generator is Not use it. Basically you might say use it or loose it.  Don't worry about using your generator.  Just have the normal maintenance done per the manufacturers recommendations.
 

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