I'm posting this hoping it might save someone some day if they are in a similar situation.
Last night we went "Wally Docking" about 60 miles from home because my daughter had volleyball practice until 9pm and a game at 8am. There's a Wal Mart 1-2 miles from the gymnasium.
It was a little cold so I was running a small space heater and had the TV on - running from the generator. After practice my wife decided to make some microwave popcorn the same time my son decided to toast a bagel. Keep in mind the space heater was still on along with the TV and a phone or two plugged into wall chargers. About two seconds after my son turned on the toaster over - POOF. We lost all 120V
. The generator was still running and we had 12V.
I immediately just KNEW we had blown one of the coach circuit breakers
but when I checked them they were all good. I tripped them all one-by-one just to make sure. They were all good...Hmmmm. Well I figured maybe we tripped the GFI somehow. I checked it and it had not tripped. Stumped I figured I would just have to figure it out in the morning.
I checked and re-checked all the coach breakers this morning and deduced we must have blown something in the converter or the main circuit breaker was bad. When I got home I decided I should plug into shore power just to prove it was the converter...and shore power WORKED
It was THEN I remembered the generator has a 30 amp breaker just below the start switch
. Reset that breaker, fired up the generator and...
I now have 120V from the generator again.
So if you're ever RVing somewhere and lose all 120V while running the generator, check the [ Moderator Edit ] frigging generator circuit breaker first!