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Old 07-10-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Need help - 1998 Georgie Boy 3815

Hello everyone, a few months ago I registered as a newbie. Picked up my rig in California and we've made it to the in laws in OK. Couple of nights ago we sat in an incredible lightning storm and lost power to fridge. Also generator stopped working. Maybe a coincidence. Anyhow I need the fridge. I checked breakers. They are good. Only fuse box I can find is next to breakers. All fuses are okay, but I'm thinking there's another fuse box that I can't find. Anyone any ideas? Second problem with generator. Gen turns over and runs, but it's not turning on AC. Fridge runs on LP.

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Old 07-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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Do you have a volt ohm meter VOM?

This will help for sure. Without a meter you can still cycle the fuses on the side of the generator. Check the splice box right near the motor. The wire nuts often loosen with vibration. There is also a transfer switch - you probably hear it snap when you first power up the Genny. Do you hear it?

Of course if you have a meter we can try things a little deeper but those are easy to check without one

Good luck my friend!

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Old 07-10-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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Coachmen has the Owners Manual for the CruiseAir for download. It does have some wiring diagrams which may help.
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Enter the year and select your model. On the generator, check the circuit breakers on the generator itself, they may have popped with a power surge. If generator continues to run, it's normally making electricity. I believe the CruiseAir has an inverter, often a portion of your power goes through the inverter... Check that it's getting power in and out.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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It's a Marquis 7000 generator. Unfortunately I have no voltmeter. I'm an amateur when it comes to electronics. There are two trips on the side of the unit. I reset but still nothing happening to either AC or fridge. Fridge is the challenge because I really need that to keep family happy. If I can't get it working tomorrow I'll take the easy route and take it to RV service center in Idabel.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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Get a lamp that you know is working, go outside pull the pannel off behind the frig and plug the lamp into the elect outlet that the frig is plugged into.
This will tell you if you are getting power to the frig.
You also need 12volt power for controls, which should be located in the fuse pannel inside. Be sure you don't have a blown fuse.
Just a couple things i would check, Good luck.
If you are not getting power you can run an ext cord to the frig for temp use.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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I got to the back of the fridge and there's a small unit with spade connectors. There's a red light on. I pulled the +12 volt connector and replaced. Red light goes out and I hear the LP kick in for maybe 20 seconds, stops then red light.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:26 PM   #7
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Also, that's the fuse box I can't find. I can only locate fuse box in compartment next to generator. All fuses are good. I'm convinced there are more fuse boxes somewhere.
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I had a georgie boy and it did not have a transfer switch for the genny. You had to plug the shore power cord into an outlet to get power from the genny.

Regarding the fridge try to clean out the bottom of the flue with a vacuum or air compressor. It gets a lot of crud built up in there and won't light.
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electrical problem

Check you may have a gfi that has tripped
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You have not said what fridge you have but most have a 12v fuse on its control board plus another one for the ac elements.
If you have a transfer switch and you have had some lightning problems in area the circuit board for it could have been fried. You need a surge protector.
You really need a volt/ ohm meter to check things out.
Here is a Tech link to cover some of your problems.
In this link you will find info for all your appliances.
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It's a Norcold 1200

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