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Old 10-27-2020, 12:55 AM   #1
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Weíre brand new to the class B experience, so sorry if I ask a dumb question! We just bought a 2013 Pleasure Way Sprinter that has a Cummins Onan generator. When we were buying it two days ago it had a difficult time starting, but it did start. Yesterday I tried several times to start, and it turned over, but wouldnít catch. Today it wonít so much as turn over. In fact, the light in the start switch doesnít illuminate. Iíve checked and cleaned the electrical connections, which didnít help. Anything Iím missing before I take it in to the shop? Thanks so much for any reply!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:24 AM   #2
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Is your "house"* battery fully charged?


and the switch for the battery is "on"?


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* house is the battery for the coach as opposed to the vehicle battery under the hood ( or under the floor on some models)


also with a starter- any starter- do not run for more than 20 seconds- then allows a few minutes cooling time before trying again
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:32 AM   #3
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Yeah, sure sounds like a weak house battery.

Try starting it while the chassis engine is running, or while plugged into shore power.
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The house batteries seem fully charged, and they’re switched on. I’ve also tried to start the generator both while the engine is running and also hooked up to shore power. It does seem as though it’s an electrical supply problem, but the batteries are showing charged.
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How much gas to you have?
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Old 10-28-2020, 06:19 PM   #6
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If your battery is fully charged, it fires,but donít hold, has a quarter tank of fuel, I would throw in a can of SeaFoam Gas Additive. You say it is a Ď13, so you real,y arenít sure of how well it run before. Ron
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Thanks for all the advice! I hadnít mentioned it was a propane generator. I took it in finally, and it turns out it was two problems (I know, not fair, right?) Originally the generator was shutting down because the intake hose was leaking, and then the CB was eventually tripped. I did check the breaker on the unit itself, but I guess thereís another? Anyway, thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it!
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