Can you believe that the first day of summer is just around the corner? You’re probably planning at least one or two trips in your RV, and no matter where you’re headed, it’s important to ensure that you’ve got enough power to get you there and back. In today’s entry, we’ll provide you with a quick and helpful guide to RV generator repairs.
If your RV generator is acting up, or not functioning as well as it once did, then get in touch with MobileTech RV Repair and we’ll be happy to help. Read on to learn more about what you should be looking for when it comes to your RV’s generator!
Common RV Generator Problems
The Generator Suddenly Turns Off
If your generator runs for a short while before stopping suddenly, then the issue is likely with your carburetor. A clogged carburetor will cause the unit to stop shortly after it starts, and this problem normally occurs with vehicles that have been stored for months at a time. You should drain your fuel tank whenever you put your RV into storage, because if you don’t, the volatile ingredients will evaporate and leave behind a sticky, sludgy residue. A thorough cleaning will almost always resolve the problem, but it’s best to leave this step to the professionals.
The Generator Won’t Start
It sounds simple, but if your generator won’t start at all, then you need to check the fuel and oil. Of course, the unit won’t start if there’s no gasoline, but low oil levels can actually prevent a generator from starting as well. If the gasoline and oil have both been filled recently, then the problem may be with the electrical components.
The Generator Doesn’t Run Well
If your generator runs but doesn’t function as well as it once did, then the issue is likely with the carburetor or the spark plugs. Many clients describe a “rough” or “shuddering” sound coming from their generator, and this is almost always due to defective spark plugs or old fuel causing more problems. In either case, it’s important to turn the unit off and bring it in for repairs as soon as possible to avoid causing further damage.
Invest in Preventative RV Maintenance
At MobileTech RV Repair, we believe that the most effective repairs are the ones you never have to make. We recommend investing in RV maintenance before you hit the road to ensure that you make it to your destination safely. Whether you need an oil change, a quick tune up, or you’d like to have your electrical system inspected, our technicians can help you with anything from the axles to the roof itself.
Your generator is no exception, and given that it’s such a critical component of your vehicle, we recommend having it checked regularly — even if you haven’t had any issues with it. We service all of the major manufacturers, though we most well known for Onan generator repairs. If you’d like to speak with us about your vehicle’s generator, then just give our office a call or fill out the form below.
We look forward to speaking with you!