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Old 06-26-2007, 01:06 AM   #1
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I thought I'd put this in this section, cause I think more people read through here. If any of the moderators feel they need to move it to a different section, I understand.

While at a 4 day music festival where most of the fans ran there generators non-stop, Cindy and I were walking back to the Sunline when I saw a cloud of smoke and people running everywhere.

I thought "Oh Shi*t, Someones camper is on fire" I grabbed our fire extinguisher and ran towards the cloud of smoke. WHen I got there, I found out that the guys in this coach had been running their generator non-stop for 3 days without checking any of the fluids.

The thing was billowing out so much black smoke, that no one could go near it and it sounded like a train skidding to a hault. They had to let it sieze up before they could shut it down

For those of you that run generators, a few seconds with the fluids will save you a ton of money and could save you from having the SUnline Burn Down.


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Old 06-28-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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I do not have a genny yet. But you are right and a good tickler post. Everything in moderation.

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