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Posted: 08/31/19 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2001 Gulf Stream with a Generac 55G generator that has an obsolete carburetor for the Briggs & Stratton engine.

All I've been able to find is a new expensive retro fit replacement for it.

Has anyone said to hell with it and just replaced the whole system with a different generator type or anything like that?

Please let me know if there are any common sense or innovative mad scientist solutions out there?

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Posted: 08/31/19 10:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sure would be more cost effective to fix what you have.
Do you have the carburetor number for your exact model?
Here is one that shows it will fit, but not knowing exact part number it is hard to tell for sure.
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thomaszr wrote:

I have a 2001 Gulf Stream with a Generac 55G generator that has an obsolete carburetor for the Briggs & Stratton engine.

All I've been able to find is a new expensive retro fit replacement for it.

Has anyone said to hell with it and just replaced the whole system with a different generator type or anything like that?

Please let me know if there are any common sense or innovative mad scientist solutions out there?
too bad your so far away I would rebuild the carb. for you


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Posted: 08/31/19 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

carbs. for the small motors are not that expensive. do some research the other post gave you a link

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Posted: 08/31/19 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Carb kit, Briggs & Stratton 807962.
Rebuilt mine with this kit. Only problem, had to use original idle jet, it was size 52, kit was size 58.
Be careful removing the float pin, the carb metal is not strong.
There is cheap replacement for the carb and only salvaged Generacs to replace what you have.


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I must be looking in the wrong places or something.

The cheapest rebuild kit I could find was $137 dollars and a new carb was $390 and had to have some retro fitting done to it.

The Briggs & Stratton model # is 303775-0119-01.

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thomaszr wrote:

I must be looking in the wrong places or something.

The cheapest rebuild kit I could find was $137 dollars and a new carb was $390 and had to have some retro fitting done to it.

The Briggs & Stratton model # is 303775-0119-01.


Sounds a lot better than spending thousands for a new RV generator. How many hours on your current one?

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Posted: 09/01/19 09:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with others - new generator will be expensive and probably PIA to install - much easier to fix current carb. When I have generator issues I take my rig down to big rig truck dealer - all those refrigerated trucks have reefers/generators and those guys get pretty good at repairing generators. Just a thought.


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Lots of good ideas and options.

Lucky me to have a rare and hard to find niche one... :-(

I was hoping to find something cheaper but I guess that word doesn't exist in the RV world.

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thomaszr wrote:

I was hoping to find something cheaper but I guess that word doesn't exist in the RV world.
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Cheaper does exist - repairing/replacing carburetor vs replacing a generator which would cost BIG bucks.

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