Sunday, October 25, 2020

First The Bad News

Stupid, stupid, stupid! I normally run the motorhome generator under load for 90 minutes every month. Most times I add the truck engine to this exercise period every couple of months but only for a half hour or so. I am pretty sure I missed September and was late for October so Yesterday was the day.

The generator took a while to start but ran good. I plugged in my 1500 watt space heater as a load. I started the truck with no problem as it is on a built-in trickle charger. This was at 2 PM so I would shut everything off at 3:30 PM.

Well, I got watching BC Election coverage and I FORGOT! I woke up at 8 AM and suddenly remembered! I rushed out and sure enough, everything was running. 18 hours of unnecessary wear, tear and added hours on the generator plus a little more than half a tank of gas! 

I don't think any serious damage was done except to my wallew but next time I will have to write myself some bid notes and leave them in strategic spots around the house, the last one being on my pillow!

Now I have to borrow a five gallon gas can and refill the tank. That is going to cost me a bit!   

6 comments:

  1. I could understand you forgetting to turn it off if you got wrapped up in the U.S election.....but the B.C election can't be that exciting ?

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  2. Lots of American's don't realize how in depth Canadian Politics can be.
    Next time you run your generator set a Timer so it will remind you.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Next time I will leave notes for myself with the last note being on my pillow! What a stupid thing to do!

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  3. If you used the motorhome more often, you wouldn't need to "exercise" it. :-)

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    1. You are right! It was a costly exercise! $170 to fill the tank. It was full when I parked it but had been running it every month.

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