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Old 04-05-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Help with DSDP Electrical Problem

I have a 1999 Dutch Star by Newmar. I had the electricity on while working out there all day today. I took the motorhome to my daughters house so they can use it while they remodel their bathroom. I have no electricity in it. Even the generator will not produce electricity. I have checked all the breakers, all is okay. I am baffled. Anyone have any ideas what to check ?

I have a 1999 Dutch Star diesel pusher. All of a sudden the electricity will not work, not even with the generator. Any ideas what to check ? I am baffled. I read somewhere to check the breaker on the generator, where is the breaker on an Onan generator ? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old 04-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I have moved your post from the New Member forum here to the Newmar owners forum where you'll get far more knowledgeable views.

I've also merged the two threads you began on the topic since our forum rules don't allow duplicates.

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Hi kawliga,
Welcome to iRV2 and the Newmar Owner's Forum. I know you said you checked all the breakers, but please turn off an then turn on the main 120 VAC panel breaker. It should be a double pole 50 AMP breaker. If that is not the problem see if there is power to the main breaker panel. If no power, go to the transfer switch. It is in the same compartment as the shore power cord. Remove the cover. You'll need to see if the incoming wires (shore power or generator) have power. Shore power and the generator need to be connected and running. If there is power, check the out bound wires. No power, the transfer switch is guilty.

The breaker on the generator is right up front next to where the coolant and oil is added.
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O here you are!!!

Welcome to the forum! I would suggest the breakers on the generator on next to the generator in the same bay. I would not think that is the issue, I would look at the inverter/converter, there should be breakers on that panel that would be more of a main switch. Speaking of main switches how about the Main breakers over head of the entry door...?
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Welcome to the forum and irv2.
Have you got the shore line cable plugged into 120 outlet in or on daughter's house?
I would only use a 120 or 110 outlet and see if you have anything working.
Do not use some outlet like 30 or 50 amp or you may blow out every control board in your coach if not wired correctly..
If you checked for breakers on Gen and have 120 plugged in on shore line you may need to check the transfer switch for loose wiring which can loosen up if never checked before also the relay contacts of TS may need to be cleaned to allow 120 from shore line or Gen to work through the TS. .
If you Gen does not start have you got over 1/4 tank of fuel in tank, Gen will not start below 1/4 fuel in tank.
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Select your Gen info in this link to trouble shoot a problem if you have one.
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