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Onan RV Generator - The RV Manufacturers Choice

 
Onan RV GeneratorThe Onan RV generator has been the standard for the RV industry for as long as they have been putting generators into motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel campers. Onan has long been the largest domestic manufacturers of generators and they are part Cummins Inc., of one of the largest manufacturers of power equipment in the world. Cummins manufactures diesel engines for use in over the road heavy trucks and heavy equipment. They also build large industrial generators that can be used for backup power supplies or for use in locations where grid supplied electricity is just not available. It was an easy choice for all the RV manufacturers to partner with the market leader in power generation products. Today, more than ninety percent of RV builders continue to put Onan RV generators into new RVs. However, there are a couple of companies that would like to see this change.
 
 
Onan RV GeneratorsWhile Onan Cummins enjoys a tremendous reputation worldwide, there are two other generator manufacturers that enjoy at least as much brand recognition and they arguably build better small generators than Onan. Those companies are Honda and Yamaha. Both of these companies are household names and they both build outstanding small generators. In fact, no matter which criteria you use to compare these two brands, it is really a dead heat. They are identical in almost every way. The purchase prices are nearly identical, they are super reliable, they are both incredibly fuel efficient, maintenance is minimal, and they are the quietest generators made today. At some point they will certainly challenge Onan for the dominant position in the RV generator market. However, the fact that both companies are based in Japan may be a big roadblock for RV manufacturers.
 

The build quality and engineering of af Onan RV generator is top notch. This is a company that has been manufacturing power generation products for more than a century and they know how to do things right. Likewise, they have tremendous resources and their customer support is unparalleled.

 
 

Videos about Onan Generators

 
If were not for how-to videos like this, jobs like this would probably take many times longer. In fact, I'm sure there the odds of really doing the job correctly would be almost nill.

HOW TO: Service an Onan RV Generator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxqkHAAH818&feature=youtube_gdata

One of the greatest freedoms we get from RVing is the ability go anywhere, any time, completely self-contained. Our Onan 7.5 kW QuietDiesel generator is a key part of that freedom. Proper care and maintenance of the "genny" will lead to a long life o...

 

 

This video comes to us directly from Onan. Here they introduce us to their Hybrid Quiet Diesel Generator system. These are large, sophisticated electric power generaton systems designed for use in large motorhomes. There is a seperate cooling system just for the inverter. There is a digital interface to see everything that is going on with the RVs entire electrical system.

 

 

This woman purchased an RV from an elderly couple who had put very few miles on the RV. It came equipped with a Onan Micro Quiet RV generator that may never have been run at all. She walks us through the process she went through before firing this thing up. After sitting for years, she had to go through a number of steps to insure that she didn't damage the RV generator on start up.

 

 

If you own the RVQD3200 and you are going to service it yourself, do yourself a favor and watch this video first. It's very breif, but this factory technician explains exactly what to do.

Cummins Onan - RV Products - How to RVQD3200

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMrcdhrqi1A&feature=youtube_gdata

QD3200 Basic Maintenance Video

 

 

Here's another very useful video if you want to do the maintenance on your Onan RV generator. Mark Polk knows what he's doing and his videos are always very clear and well explained.

RV Generator Tips by RV Education 101®

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvP4l5dyjyc&feature=youtube_gdata

Some useful tips on how to maintain and extend the life of your RV generator by Mark Polk, owner of RV Education 101 www.RVeducation101.com

 

WIKIPEDIA

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The Onan name continues to be used for modern versions of their traditional engine-driven generators for RV, marine, commercial mobility ...

 

 

 

 

Blog Articles about Onan RV Generators

 

Published on the RV Business website, here's a press relase from Onan celebrated a huge milestone in the company's history.

Cummins Onan Fetes 2 Million RV Generators | RV Business

www.rvbusiness.com1/3/11

They are quieter and more efficient, says Garry Enyart, Cummins Power Generation's director of RV and commercial mobile products He was describing the.

 

 

Here's a very good review of the Onan Microlite 2800 RV generator.

Onan Microlite 2800 RV Genset - BryantPollard

marianocarde37.skyrock.com3/30/12

The Microlite series 2800 genset has other crucial attributes in addition to its manufacturer name and support from Onan. It is a quite light-weight generator that is both gasoline or liquid propane fueled relying on the RV ...

 

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