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Old 03-17-2015, 06:28 PM   #15
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Last month I walked out to the RV garage to start the genset in the MH and run it for an hour. I forgot to unplug shore power, and started the genset, it ran for an hour and I shut it down. Almost immediately I realized there was no electrical power in the coach save 12V.
I began tracing connections, found out the transfer switch had not switched to shore power. I gave it a bang with my hand and it switched over to shore power. I'll sure try hard to never run the genset while on shore power again.
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I need to change transfer switch on 2005 monaco safari. Any help on how?
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:22 PM   #17
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Last month I walked out to the RV garage to start the genset in the MH and run it for an hour. I forgot to unplug shore power, and started the genset, it ran for an hour and I shut it down. Almost immediately I realized there was no electrical power in the coach save 12V.
I began tracing connections, found out the transfer switch had not switched to shore power. I gave it a bang with my hand and it switched over to shore power. I'll sure try hard to never run the genset while on shore power again.

In my coach the surge guard will not let me have the shore power back for 2 minutes+16 seconds. Time delay for air conditioners. May not have been transfer switch?


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Originally Posted by Ray,IN
Last month I walked out to the RV garage to start the genset in the MH and run it for an hour. I forgot to unplug shore power, and started the genset, it ran for an hour and I shut it down. Almost immediately I realized there was no electrical power in the coach save 12V.
I began tracing connections, found out the transfer switch had not switched to shore power. I gave it a bang with my hand and it switched over to shore power. I'll sure try hard to never run the genset while on shore power again.

The ATS do stick sometimes too and a tap will trip it... But the danger is in damage to your generator out on the road.. people burn their voltage regulators out RVs gen daily ...

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I need to change transfer switch on 2005 monaco safari. Any help on how?
Have you tested it to make sure it's , or can you see its burnt out?
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I need to change transfer switch on 2005 monaco safari. Any help on how?
It depends on how handy your are and if you feel comfortable doing your own electrical work. On my previous MH (1999 DSDP) the transfer switch melted (just as I was showing it to potential buyers (no sale!)

Anyhow, I wanted to make sure it was done right (and no liability issues with selling it) and got an electrician to change it ( I provided d the transfer switch). He had to cut some cables and replace some wires due to the meltdown and wired in the new box, his total cost to me was $200 and it took him just under two hours. I think that without the wiring mess it would only take 1/2 hour.

He did read the manual that came with the new switch and ensured that all the screws etc were properly torqued.

It's not a complex job, take some pictures before so you know where wires a supposed to go and read the manual. I'm thinking of changing the transfer switch myself on my current MH as it's the same brand/model as the other one and there are known problems.

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