Cummins Onan Announces New Generator Sets

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Cummins Onan has begun full production of the newly redesigned RV QG 2800 generator sets.

These new models, which replace the KV and KVD product families, meet EPA Phase III standards for small spark-ignited engines, according to a news release.

The new models have a larger, 217 cc engine that produces more horsepower than the previous models. In addition, the RV QG 2800 models offer several new features and improvements:

  • Advanced onboard diagnostics with fault code analysis
  • Easier starting in extreme cold and hot operating conditions
  • Internalized muffler and patented intake system for reduced noise
  • Low-profile exhaust outlet with additional 4-inch ground clearance
  • B+ terminal for easier installation

The 50 Hz models are CE-certified and meet all applicable EU emissions regulations. The 60 Hz models are CSA-certified and meet the latest Tier 3, Phase 3 emissions levels.

“The compact design of the new RV QG 2800 is ideal for truck campers, Class B motorhomes, and travel trailers, Al Camargo, RV marketing manager for Cummins Onan, said.

“It can run a high-efficiency 13,500 BTU air conditioner and a 900-watt microwave at the same time (depending on operating conditions).”

The models in the RV QG 2800 Series are as follows.

Fuel        Frequency    RPM    W        Voltage   Amps   Phase   Circuit Breaker

Gasoline          60Hz   3600    2800    120         23.3      1          25A

Gasoline          60Hz   3600    2800    100         28         1          30A

LP Vapor        60Hz   3600    2500    120         20.8      1          25A

LP Vapor        50Hz   3000    2300    230         10         1          10A

Gasoline          50Hz   3000    2300    230         10         1          10A

The 60 Hz models (both gasoline and LP vapor) are available now. The 50 Hz models will be available in the first quarter of 2013.

All models can be ordered immediately. Contact your local Cummins Onan dealer for pricing.


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Cummins Onan new generator

Cummins Onan is a brand of Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc. is a global leader that manufactures, distributes, and services engines, fuel systems, controls, filtration and emission products, and electrical power generation systems.

Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, Cummins serves customers in more than 190 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,200 dealer locations.

The Cummins Onan brand is found on generators and related products manufactured for the RV, marine, commercial, mobile, and residential markets.

Address: 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Fridley, MN 55432

Phone: (763) 574-5000


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MotorHome Magazine Announces 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The results of MotorHome magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards are in and this year’s winners include many of North America’s most popular motorhomes, campgrounds, RV products, and services.

More than 130,000 MotorHome readers were invited to choose from 100 brands and cast votes online at for their favorites in 24 categories such as Class A Motorhome, RV Cleaner, and Satellite Hardware.

Among the winners are recognizable names such as Winnebago, Camping World, Blue Ox, ADCO, and Cracker Barrel.

As true RV enthusiasts, MotorHome readers are the experts. The Readers’ Choice Awards gave readers an opportunity to share their knowledge and recognize the companies that make their passion possible.

“We’re excited to tap into the wealth of knowledge MotorHome readers have gained during years of experience as RV owners and travelers, “MotorHome Chairman Marcus Lemonis said. “MotorHome readers know what works best, and for the first time—and moving forward on an annual basis—we’ve asked them to rate their favorite RVs, campgrounds, products and ancillary services.”

“The winners are the best of the best in the RV industry and we thank our loyal readers for participating in this valuable asset to the pages of MotorHome magazine,” MotorHome Publisher Bob Livingston said.

“Congratulations to all the winners for being at the top of their game.”

MotorHome 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Gold winners are:

  • ADCO for RV Cover
  • Banks Power for Performance Add-On
  • Blue Ox for Tow Bar
  • Camping World for RV Retailer
  • Carefree of Colorado for Motorhome Awning
  • Cracker Barrel for Sit-Down Restaurant
  • Cummins Onan for Motorhome Generator
  • DirecTV for Satellite Provider
  • Dometic for RV Refrigerator
  • Florida for State to RV In
  • Freightliner for Chassis
  • Michelin for RV Tires
  • Pechanga RV Resort for RV Campground
  • Pilot Flying J for Fuel Station
  • Protect All for RV Cleaner
  • Roadtrek for Class B Motorhome
  • Sea Foam for Fuel Additive
  • Shell Rotella for RV Engine Oil
  • SMI Manufacturing for Brake Actuator
  • Thetford for RV Toilet
  • TireMinder for Tire Monitoring
  • Winegard for Satellite Hardware
  • Winnebago Industries for Class A and C Motorhome

Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels were honored in each category, and the winners were presented with their awards at the 50th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, November 27-29.


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MotorHome is published by GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC (GSE).

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Cummins Onan Announces RV Generator Story Contest

Cummins Onan recently celebrated the production of its two millionth RV generator at its Fridley, Minnesota plant.

To help mark this historic milestone, the company has invited RVers to submit their RVing stories that involve a Cummins Onan generator. Every person submitting a story will be entered in a contest to win an Apple iPad 2 complete with FaceTime, Smart Cover, 10-hour battery, 16 GB of memory, and Wi-Fi.

“We know from RV customers that our generators have made a big difference in their comfort and convenience on the road,” said Shon Wright, Director of RV and commercial markets. “And we are proud of producing two million reliable RV generators over the past 50 years. So it makes sense to invite our customers to join in the celebration by telling us their RVing stories.”

Need more Details?

To learn the details of the Cummins Onan RV Generator Story Contest and to submit a story, click here.

The deadline for submitting RVing stories is December 2, 2011.

Contest Instructions

The Cummins-Onan 1400 Watt Model P1700i powered with 2.4 HP engine, 59 dB, rated at 1400 watts with surge power of 1650 watts. (Credit:

RVers like you have enjoyed more comfort and convenience, thanks to the two million RV generators that Cummins Onan has provided since 1961. We’re proud of our record of leadership role in RV generators, and we’re grateful to you, our customers. To show our appreciation and to celebrate this historic milestone, we invite you to tell us your RV Generator camping story and have a chance to win an Apple iPad 2.

Prize Eligibility

Only persons who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Contest Starts

September 28, 2011 @ 08:00 a.m. (CDT)

Contest Ends

December 02, 2011 @ 08:00 a.m. (CST)


Cummins Onan

Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins Onan is a brand of Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., a global leader that manufactures, distributes, and services engines, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions, and electrical power generation.

Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations.

The Cummins Onan brand is found on generators and related products manufactured for the RV, marine, commercial mobile, and residential markets.

Begun by D.W. (David) Onan in 1920, Onan has been a leader and pioneer in power generation equipment for more than 80 years and engines for 50 years.

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In 1986, Onan Corporation became a fully owned subsidiary of the Cummins Engine Company (now Cummins Inc.), the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of diesel engines ranging from 55- to 2,700-horsepower for on-highway vehicles, industrial equipment, and power generation.

Address: 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Fridley, Minnesota 55432

Phone: (800) 888-6626


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