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Old 04-06-2015, 09:09 PM   #101
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246 miles on 18 gal fuel.
3 tank avg. is now 12.5 mpg.

I keep a volt meter plugged in to a 120v outlet and today while playing with my BF Onan I see high volts w/o load...150v at times!
I had just cleared some debris from the needle seat so she was a bit friskier than usual. I had to adj; the speed screw/gov. spring tension to get her back to the proper volts with and w/o a load.
Range is 132 w/o and108 with.

Keep an eye on your output, 150v is a bit rough on appliances.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:04 PM   #102
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:22 PM   #103
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Good to hear!

Outings are best when they go smooth lol

Isn't 132 high? I thought it was like 6% at 120v and 10% at 240v

.....I haven't googled(on tablet) just curious

By the way really like the stripes! Or stripe I guess wink,wink....breast choice
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:28 PM   #104
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I got the numbers from the Onan BF manual.

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Aren't manuals good?

Remember losing them before the internet? Have to mail the company and wait 6 weeks or more for a new one to arrive
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:56 PM   #106
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Our BB has 4 ballast weights, all 4 are behind the rear axle. I removed 3 of them.
They measure 6in. thick, 8in wide and 28in long. That makes a combined girth of 34in x 28in x 6in. They are steel plates welded together and have a 1/4in thick support frame.
I am able to lift only one end of these and I'd say 300 lbs each. What's your estimate?
I will be scrapping these so I can find out what they weigh.


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Old 04-08-2015, 09:29 PM   #107
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I found a calculator online. 381 lbs each. Plus the frames.

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #108
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Scratch the surface to expose the metal. It could be the lost confederate gold shipment. 1143 lbs for 3 loads, at today's price ($1196.43/oz), that's about 14.6 troy oz per lb. SO you could have $19,965,784.55 US. If you have $20 million in gold, let me know, I can help you load it back in the bus to cash it in for a small %.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:44 PM   #110
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Amen Nat.


I just took a spirited ride on the hwy and I can't tell any diff in ride but maybe a wee bit more poop. I took the fist wt. out quite a while ago so I really only lost about 800 lbs this time but the rear does sit a bit higher..1in maybe.. More than 1/2 the wt. of my trailer !!

One wt. left but that is very near the axle and requires lots of stuff to be removed...lots .. So it stays.
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