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Robert, RV Mechanic
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Experience:  18 yrs. RV experience including Cummins North West, Country Coach, Monaco Coach - vendor certified.
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Generator failed. What can I replace it with? anyone in

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Generator failed. What can I replace it with? anyone in Southern Ca, Ventura
JA: What's the make/model/year of your RV?
Customer: CRialta , the last year it was made, 2005
JA: What is the model of your '05 RV?
Customer: ill get back to you later when I get the info from the garage.
JA: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Mecahnic said that it needs a carburetor overhaul, for about $250, I thought I could get a new one that would be quieter and of course newer.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that's it
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Robert replied 6 months ago.

Hi my name is Robert......

Need to know the make and model of the current generator and I can see what is available or would work.... Also is it LP or does it run off gasoline.


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'll get back to you in an hour. need to get the info from the motor home.
Expert:  Robert replied 6 months ago.

Sounds good, no hurry on my end, I am around daily and respond when I can...


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok I'm Back
The rialto is 2005 Winnebago rialto Model #RV222QD
The Generator is an Onan RV Gen Set. Model # 3KVC-83c
S/N(###) ###-####I WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE WITH NEW. The space I understand is critical.
what do you suggest. Have you done this kind of replacement before?
Expert:  Robert replied 6 months ago.


YES I used to work at a Cummins Coach Care and helped the Onan tech often. That is a 2.8KW generator and they do have a "quite series" in that size that should fit, it cost around 2800K...

I was looking earlier as I was waiting and there is actually an Onan shop in Ventura, click HERE and have a look see map What I would do is have them take a look as you would be in great hands having an Onan dealer do the install. They should be able to give you a free estimate and then you can decide if you want them to install it, I recommend you do as you will get a warranty and that can be important if you had issues down the road.


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you verify the cost. $2,800?
If so sounds very expensive.
Expert:  Robert replied 6 months ago.

Yes these generators are not cheap, the price on that particular quiet generator 2.8kw is anywhere from 2200-2800, I always give high end price so there are no surprises....


Expert:  Robert replied 6 months ago.

Hi... Was just checking in to see if my answer helped??? IF you have more questions or concerns please feel free to contact me...


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