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Old 06-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Generator issue with 2005 bounder

I have just purchased a 2005 bounder 36Z. Everything seemed to work on the lot when I purchased the RV. However when I got it home I experienced the following problem.

When plugged into the 110 volts at the house everything works to perfection

When I run the generator how ever, at the power center, it only lights up as far as 50 amps. The top light (Generator) never comes on. Subsequently The zone 1 AC will not work and also 3 of the receptacles have no power.

When I flip back to electric power again, everything works again.

I am sure that I am just doing something stupid or missing a step.

Please help

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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Are you giving the generator enough time to come online? Some transfer switches will have a substantial delay before all contacts are made. This is to give the generator time to come up to speed before the entire load is transferred.

If you have given it enough time, maybe one of the contacts is stuck? You might try to tap lightly on the transfer switch with rubber mallet to see if that will break the contacts loose.

Also try to unplug from electrical power before starting the generator to see if that makes any difference.

Or, maybe it isn't the transfer switch at all.

Just something to try before you get better suggestions.


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Old 06-16-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to irv2. There are two circuit breakers on the generator itself. I'm thinking one of them is in the off position.

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Welcome to irv2. There are two circuit breakers on the generator itself. I'm thinking one of them is in the off position.
X2. Reset both breakers and give it another try.
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