Tag Archives: mechanics

Onan Generator Troubleshooting and Repair

The RV is still in the shop (long story) and the trailer is still being built, so I’m sort of in between projects. I worked on this Onan Marquis 7000 generator for a little extra money and thought it might be interesting to some of you.

Note: This is NOT the generator from our RV. This is from a stage trailer that my church bought.

When I got the generator it wasn’t running. Once I got it running it wouldn’t produce any power. It turned out the carbs were all gunked up, the voltage regulator was bad, and the brushes needed cleaning.

Teaching Lauren Basic Car Maintenance

On our way back from Wisconsin, we stopped in Chicago.  We got our oil changed in the city for $30 dollars, saving us on parking.  But, they said we needed our brakes done and wanted to charge us $374 dollars for the job.

We decided to buy the parts online instead and do it ourselves.  It saved us over $300 and it was a great opportunity to teach Lauren how to change her own brake pads.