Originally Posted by tony
Joe, was wondering if you have to remove the onan each time you work on it, reason for asking , i have a xplorer van with a 2800 microlite onan, and think the pump went out, it will run with gravity feed gas, but i cant figure out how to remove the gen from the van, its in a small cubical behind the spare tire, any info would be great tks tony
I had problems with the solenoid/starter on mine just over a month ago. I had no idea nor enough
skill or courage to even attempt the fix. It wouldn't crank at all.
I took it to a specialty shop about 100 kms away from here (ironically, just down the street from the
Roadtrek factory). They removed the genset to work on it. They said it was hard to get at, but it was
the only place Roadtrek could mount it, and not take up storage space inside the main van, so it made
sense to them. It also increased the cost to repair them, because of the additional labour to get it out
and put it back. Once the top (green cover) of the 2800 is removed, there's sort of a little wrap around
balcony that has stuff mounted on it. The solenoid is located on the left side, near the back of the unit,
if you're looking at it from the control panel side. On it, there's a small blade connector for one of the ignition
wires which had corroded over time. They replaced it. Since we were probably heading west towards the
Rockies at some point back in March, I asked about the altitude adjustment screw. They said you could just
start the genset, and when running, turn it up until the idle smoothed out. They didn't give me the impression
the actual guage (0-10000 ft.) was significant or accurate. (just an FYI
So, you do pretty much have to remove the genset, to do anything beyond checking the breaker and fuse.