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Old 07-26-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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I just had my generator out to fix a bad ground and when I re-installed it I got it set up much better than the factory did. The result was much quieter and almost no vibrations. The frame they suspend it in vibrates if it hasn't been aligned properly. Try my solution and loosen the four bolts that hold it to the frame and wiggle the generator a little to see if it will move. I tightened the bolts just enough to take up the free play then started the generator and ran it for a couple of minutes then gently snugged the bolts up. I turned off the generator then and tightened them up completely. I have a 2006 Pleasure Way Plateau TS and I can sleep in it with the generator running now. I think the contractor who installs them just rushes to get them done and doesn't care other than to know they run. I'm a construction boilermaker so I repair a lot of equipment and I have seen a lot of poor installations over the years and this was one of them. I think this support bracket is common to RV's made by Roadtrek, Leisure Travel, Winnebago and others.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Onan 2500 noise & vibration fix

Are you talking about the four bolts that attach the mounts to the van, or the four that go into the sides on the generator?
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:27 PM   #3
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Sides of the generator.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:54 PM   #4
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I should have said all 8.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:41 PM   #5
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I just bought a 2004/2005 PW Plateau Td with 50 thousand miles on it ...a real baby, and I was crawling under there trying to figure how to change generator oil ?? Do you have to drop it down to do this ?

New at this unit but not to doing my own maintenance, Rebuilt my two Harleys from ground up along with bay boat motor and various trucks....

Just changed the oil+filter/fuel filter/ Saturday

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Old 11-05-2018, 07:16 AM   #6
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The structure of the generator contains both electrical and mechanical parts, which can also be said to be a combination of mechanical and electrical. Therefore, its failure is divided into two analysis. The cause of the vibration fault of the generator is also divided into two parts. In general, generator vibration is caused unbalanced, electromagnetic or mechanical failure of the rotating part.
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I just bought a 2004/2005 PW Plateau Td with 50 thousand miles on it ...a real baby, and I was crawling under there trying to figure how to change generator oil ?? Do you have to drop it down to do this ?


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Changing oil in the gen on an LTV Free Spirit is a vicious bear and I haven't once done it without getting oil on myself and the driveway. Let me know if you find a miracle way to do it. I have a wide assortment of funnels, nozzles, and hoses.. to no avail.
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