I recently bought a '96 Dutchmen Class C from a friend of mine. He gave me a good deal on the RV because it needed some TLC put into it. He is not a DIY'er and knows very little mechanically. He took care of the RV and had it serviced regularly. If anything was done to it, he kept the paperwork on it. I had to remove everything from the overhead because a leaking roof vent had rotted all but the metal frame. I learned quickly how the RV was constructed. The RV came with the 4KW Onan generator. Not long after I purchased it I had to replace the starter on the generator so I learned how drop and raise the generator back into place. I recently developed a problem in that the genny would start, run for about 15 seconds, and shut off. I checked the two switches that are used to start & stop the generator. Both worked. I dropped the geneerator & checked the fuel pump; it was working. I limited the problem down & thought that the Control board was faulty. I spoke with a shop in NW Alabama. A new board would cost me $375. The shop would not UPS/FedEx or mail the part. I would need to drive to Alabama to get it. The price of the item made me dig a little deeper into the problem. I removed the Control board from the floor of the generator. Nothing looked burned or out of order. I happen to notice that under the board on the generator floor was a lug with several wired connected it to it. It was being used as the ground for the generator. I found a wire that had vibrated off the lug so I placed it back, put the board back in its place, & started the generator. It has been running without incident since then. To those of us who work / maintain our RVÂ´s maybe this will help. There are some old messages in the Forum that were posted some years ago that have mentioned a problem with the generator, not running properly as did mine. When the generator or RV loses a good ground to the chassis, there are a lot of problems that come up.