A broken generator when you are out camping in your recreational vehicle Texas does no one no good. So in order to keep your generator from breaking down on you, it’s important to keep it running strong and you can do just that with these maintenance tips. As the summer is coming to an end, it is easy to pack everything away including your generator, without giving it a second notice. However, you still need to do some maintenance over the wintering months.
Maintaining a generator is fairly easy. Here are a few things that will need addressing sooner or later, depending on how long the generator has been in use:
- Every two years or 100 hours, replace the spark plugs
- Every year or 200 hours, change the oil, lube and fuel filter
- Every four to six months, run the generator for at least 15 minutes
- Daily use, check on the oil level, distilled water amount and battery voltage
- Every year or 1500 hundred hours, change the air filter and check on the tightness on the tappet and rocker lever
- Every two years or 5,000 hours, calibrate injectors, fuel pump and turbocharger
- Check the overall condition of the generator and make any repairs if needed
You should also keep your generator as clean as possible. I know this sounds like a bit much, but keeping the generator as clean as possible and free from dirt and debris will help it keep running better. And by all means, I do recommend doing this when the generator is going to be put away and not used for awhile.
When it comes to fuel in your RVs generator Texas there are several maintenance’s you will need to do. The first thing to do is add a fuel stabilizer. If fuel has been sitting in your generator for at least six months then you need to bleed the generator of its gas and then refuel it. Gasoline loses most of its effectiveness at around six months of being in the hold tank.
Even though it may get a little chilly during late fall, winter and early spring, it is highly recommended that you start the generator every quarter or so to make sure all is good. Here are a few tips for storing your generator:
- Clean the generator before storing it
- Look for any signs of corrosion and treat with an inhibitor
- Store your covered generator in a cool, dry place.
Generators are a necessity for us when we are out RVing so we like to maintain them to keep them going strong. If you need a generator or have any generator or RV concerns stop by any ExploreUSA RV Super Center and we’ll help you out!