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Old 06-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Hi guys I have a 1991 Fleetwood Pace Arrow and I recently got the generator running..now my problem is that I'm not getting power inside the coach(with generator running)but I get power when I'm plugged in...is there a switch or something that I need to turn on(excuse me for rookie question)
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You either have an automatic transfer switch or you have to physically plug your shore cord into a socket in the generator compartment.
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It might be helpful to include which genset you have.

It may also be that your genset has either 1 or 2 circuit breakers on the output side, which need to be "on".
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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It might be helpful to include which genset you have.

It may also be that your genset has either 1 or 2 circuit breakers on the output side, which need to be "on".
I have a onan marquis 7000
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On my 7500 there is a on off switch on the gen.
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If you've checked all your breakers, my bet is you have transfer relays that switch the power back and forth between shore and gen. power, and they aren't working.

They could be located in a box at the end of the power cord, or they might be inside the power center/converter? The big "click" should be easily heard when plugging the coach in to shore power. Follow that noise and you'll have them.

Either case, the points on the relays are abused, big time, when switching power sources (gen vs. shore) with the AC's (or other large load) running. You may get away with it a couple of times, but you're burning a short wick.

Not real hard to check out if you're familiar with 110v wiring and a volt meter?
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Checked all the breakers still no power...now I'm puzzled???
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Puzzled regarding how the transfer relays work, where they're at, puzzled regarding what?
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Checked all the breakers still no power...now I'm puzzled???
Do this in this order.

1. In the bay where the power cord is, look for a receptical that will accept the power cord plug. If you have one, plug it in.

2. Check for 2 circuit breakers on the generator. Make sure they are both on.

3. In the coach, make sure all 120v breakers are on by pushing them all off firmly, then firmly back on.

Now start generator to see what you have. If nothing, you have two possible problems. 1. The generator is not producing power. 2. If there was no receptical in the power bay to plug the cord in, you have an automatic transfer switch that is not working. What this devise does is, it senses if the power is coming from the cord or the generator and makes the proper connection to allow it through. So if the generator is producing power, the transfer switch is stuck and hasn't made the switch.

In most older coaches, this switch is enclosed in a metal box, attached to the coach and the end of the power cord goes into it. Many times tapping on it with a hammer will make it work.

Lets us know what you find and we can go from there.
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I just skimmed through the manual for '91 Pace Arrow.
http://fleetwoodrv.com/partsandservi...PACE_ARROW.pdf

There is no mention of a auto transfer switch OR having to physically plug in the generator. You're going to have to search to see which method your RV switches between shore power and generator. When you plug in, have you listened for the loud click of the transfer switch? Have you searched for an outlet plug for your shore cord to plug into the generator? If you have an auto transfer switch and you're getting power on shore cord but not on the generator, either generator isn't working, circuit breakers are tripped on the generator itself, or your transfer switch has burnt contacts and is not functioning properly.
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A 91 Pace arrow does have a auto transfer switch. That was my first coach, bought it new, It was a trouble free unit
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