Thanks Gary & wa8yxm,
When the generator is running, the panel is showing 117 vac, 0 amps with nothing on...so I'm good. The AC breaker size is set at 15 amps; which I believe is the factory default setting. I'm going through th the menu set-up logic in the maual to see what the settings were or if I gooned them up fiddling with the thing. The manual is NOT an exciting read...
I am wondering if I have one of the three batteries with a bad cell that would be the source of the problem...I'll see today after charging/testing and re-installing. Maybe my corrosion control work will solve this one.
Dr4film suggested adding a Power Pulse to both the house and chassis battery banks (link above). Which after I have solved this (and I WILL by God!) I am going to add since pulling the batteries out of the box is a genuine pain-in-the shorts.
Have any of you three guys used the drop of mineral oil in each cell to provide a barrier to prevent evaporation idea? I am not a fan of putting anything but distilled water in my batteries, but am interested in your thoughts on that. Otherwise, I think I need to figure out a planned maintenance schedule to remove and check electrolyte levels - maybe once a year?
Thanks again for your suggestions.