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    No generator options available on Solitudes or Momentums

    Tried to build and price a couple of new Solitudes. Gen prep option on the online build sheets but no generator option. I contacted a very knowledgeable sales rep. He showed me an email sent today from GD saying, effective immediately, on all Solitudes and Momentums, the generator option is being suspended due to inability to source the Onan 5500, 6500 and 7000 generators. This will affect retail orders, too. No time estimate as to when the generators will become available. GD recommends getting the gen prep and then offering an after market install by selling dealer once gens can be sourced again.
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    True story! Got this email from my Rep this afternoon.

    "We have been notified by Cummins ONAN – the vendor that builds our generators – that they are essentially halting generator production due to supply chain issues. This affects our 5500w LP and gasoline generators used on Solitude and Momentum FWs. Apparently Yamaha – who produces the motors used in these generators – are not able to produce motors at this time, and due to some regulatory restrictions they are not able to find an alternate supplier for motors. Cummins ONAN has not specified a timeframe for this shortage, but I will update you as we get more information.



    What this means is that starting with the units that are in production today we are not able to put generators in our Solitude and Momentum FWs for the foreseeable future. This unfortunately includes retails as well. We have enough generators on hand for Momentum to supply retails orders scheduled for production in next two weeks, but after that there will not be any left. We don’t have any on hand for Solitude retails (LP gens). We will still be able to Generator Prep units, and if a stock or retail unit was submitted with a generator they will still be Generator Prepped."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fsalmy View Post
    GD recommends getting the gen prep and then offering an after market install by selling dealer once gens can be sourced again.

    The problem is, the generator option from GD is much cheaper than a dealer can install.

    They do some prep work, but not much. It is still a 6-8 hour install with the prep in place. I just checked a supplier, and they have the Onan 5500 in stock, but the price went up $1500 from Monday until today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntr70 View Post
    True story! Got this email from my Rep this afternoon.

    "We have been notified by Cummins ONAN – the vendor that builds our generators – that they are essentially halting generator production due to supply chain issues. This affects our 5500w LP and gasoline generators used on Solitude and Momentum FWs. Apparently Yamaha – who produces the motors used in these generators – are not able to produce motors at this time, and due to some regulatory restrictions they are not able to find an alternate supplier for motors. Cummins ONAN has not specified a timeframe for this shortage, but I will update you as we get more information.



    What this means is that starting with the units that are in production today we are not able to put generators in our Solitude and Momentum FWs for the foreseeable future. This unfortunately includes retails as well. We have enough generators on hand for Momentum to supply retails orders scheduled for production in next two weeks, but after that there will not be any left. We don’t have any on hand for Solitude retails (LP gens). We will still be able to Generator Prep units, and if a stock or retail unit was submitted with a generator they will still be Generator Prepped."
    Steve - appreciate the (not so good news) news flash. What have you heard from the other RV manufacturers you all work with ? Trust not just a GDRV challenge.

    Is it the chip shortage issue affecting so many things now days or other parts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyonlight View Post
    Steve - appreciate the (not so good news) news flash. What have you heard from the other RV manufacturers you all work with ? Trust not just a GDRV challenge.

    Is it the chip shortage issue affecting so many things now days or other parts ?

    Dan
    All manufacturers are in the same boat. All use "just in time" ordering for parts and don't have warehouses full of parts and pieces laying around. It's going to get worse before it gets better.
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    Build & price sheets online have the 5500 generator option today. At least for the Solitudes. Don't really know how to interpret that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fsalmy View Post
    Build & price sheets online have the 5500 generator option today. At least for the Solitudes. Don't really know how to interpret that.
    If anyone is interested, I have a Onan 5500 generator that I took out of a 2020 351M for sale. Located in North Central WA State.

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    We ordered a 381M on January 25th with the generator. Have not heard anything from our dealer. Any guess if the units on order will have a generator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the old one View Post
    We ordered a 381M on January 25th with the generator. Have not heard anything from our dealer. Any guess if the units on order will have a generator?
    As of last Wednesday, the email stated that they had enough generators for 2 weeks of Momentum retail sold builds. Do you have a VIN on your unit yet? If you do, you should be able to find out the status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appleguy View Post
    If anyone is interested, I have a Onan 5500 generator that I took out of a 2020 351M for sale. Located in North Central WA State.
    Just curious why you took it out. Did you replace it with a different model?
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