Onan RV, Trailer and Camper Exterior Parts
Families and retirees take to the road every day in travel trailers or RVs to explore the country. With good planning and maintenance, the road can be worry-free. A camper who has a little time to make basic repairs will find ample RV parts, accessories, and instruction to keep your RV or camper trailer in excellent condition.
What Onan RV parts and accessories are easy to replace?
You can find genuine Onan replacement parts for your RV that are easy to install yourself. When accessories or small items like window cranks become tough to turn, you can simply replace the part. If your generator begins to cough or doesn't hold normal generator back-up power, it's usually helpful to simply replace the item. Many tune-up kits are available through Onan that contain the basics of annual RV tune-ups. Other Onan RV parts that are easily replaced include the following.
- Ignition replacement
- Fuel filter
- Air filter
- Oil and oil wrench accessories
How do you perform maintenance on an RV generator?
Every so often, you’ll want to perform a tune-up on your RV’s generator to ensure that it continues to work properly. You’ll want to complete the following tasks:
Run the generator: Running your generator will heat up oil so that it drains more freely.
Change the oil: Set a drain pan underneath the generator’s drain plug. Remove the drain plug and let the oil drain out of it. Replace the drain plug. Then, use a funnel to refill the generator with fresh oil.
Check the spark plugs: Remove the spark plug boot to the right of the oil fill cap. Using a spark plug socket, remove the spark plugs and examine them for wear. Clean them, or replace them, as needed.
Replace the air filter: Locate the air filter. Remove the cover by removing the wing nut holding it on. Remove the wing nut that holds the air filter in place. Pull out the air filter and put in the new one, securing it with the wing nut. Then replace the cover and secure it.
Change the fuel filter: Find the fuel filter underneath the generator, toward the back of it. Pinch off the supply line leading to it with a clamp. Prepare the new filter by using a small amount of thread sealant on the threads. Disconnect the fuel line. Use a socket wrench to remove the fuel filter. Insert the new fuel filter and tighten it, starting by hand first. Then, reconnect your fuel line and remove the clamp.
What comes in a generator tune-up maintenance kit?
Luckily, you can find complete tune-up kits to make the job easier. The following items are typically included in a generator tune-up kit:
- Engine Oil
- Oil Filter
- Fuel Pump Filter
- Air Filter
- Spark Plugs