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Old 10-30-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hi all. Really like this forum.
I guess I have an opinion question.
Bought a lightly used 3305 a month ago. Never even got it out for a shakedown yet!!!!! Boys hockey, birthdays, etc... next weekend for sure.
The genset had 191 hours on it. This seems low to me?
What do you think?
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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It wouldn't surprise me with a "lightly used" rig that the gen set has only 191 hours on it.

I have seen a lot of units that were bought with the intention of using them, only to see then on the market a year or two down the road.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:24 PM   #3
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It would not surprise me either. I looked at a 10 year old diesel pusher the other night that only had 170 or so hours on it. When I asked them about it, they said they almost never used it, just ran it once a month for an hour or so. No clue what the expected life span is on the Onan. I have seen a few with 600-800 hours on them that were still chugging along.

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Thanks for the reminder.. I need to go fire mine up
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Have had my rig over 2 years now... think I have 3 hours on the generator. I'm not much of a boondocker.
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:38 AM   #6
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Had mine just over a year 158 hours. These units should go to roughly 7 to 10 thousand hours with maintenance and proper service.
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Had mine just over a year 158 hours. These units should go to roughly 7 to 10 thousand hours with maintenance and proper service.
Wow! I would have guessed in the 4-5k hour range. I have a portable Honda construction grade that has a bit over 5,000 hours on the hour meter and it is starting to show it's age.

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Old 10-31-2015, 01:04 PM   #8
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Ok 4 to 5 thousand. Biggest problem is not using them
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Ok 4 to 5 thousand. Biggest problem is not using them
I completely agree. My FIL has a Generac 10k that I have to tear down and clean because he bought it 5 years ago and hasn't run it in over 3.

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