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Old 12-07-2014, 02:20 PM   #27917
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Oh yes: In FL, if there's water, there's a 'gator!
Lived in South Louisiana for about 16 years. One day I came out of the plant to go home. As I started around my car to get in, I noticed a gator, about 4 feet, under the truck next to me. I went back inside and told the owner. He came out, hardly slowed down, grabbed the gator by the tail, and slung him in the back of the truck. Looked at me, said "dinner" and went home. And yes, he was very Cajun.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:24 PM   #27918
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"If we don't really know where we are standing... We may only go in circles..."
Grew up in the country with a 3 acre "table garden", chickens, and cows. When you were in the barnyard you learned to pay close attention to where you were standing. Trust me!
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:29 PM   #27919
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Reddimg --- Morning - and I'm not sure you came to the right place for intelligent reading.

EEEK AND WHAT THE HEY

So midnight last night - rain - a big pow wakes me - a transformer blew - that has last us without 120. Tech has proofed everything up to transfer switch - power on the incoming side - nothing on the other side.

We can't find any other fuses or breakers to test and and EMS display not lit. He thinks there is a another fuse and doesn't believe the transfer swith is bad and yet... so he is going to by pass the ATS taking the generator offline - and getting 120 to the coach. This is all past the breakers and fuses so it is "safe" and will work until someone with more specific knowledge can look at it. Seems right to me and I have followed the lines with the guy and looked at schematics at it appears a sound solution for a Sunday.

Of course Annie is not pleased - but I'm of the opinion that we go this route rather than play generator tag today and until - the real solution is found. Any other ideas mutants...

I'm thinkin you are thinkin right. Hope it ends up well, Bro.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:31 PM   #27920
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I thought Zale repaired Jeeps.

Naw! Zale took Jeeps apart just enough to take naps under them.
He also taught GI driver training and the correct vernacular in saying "veeee-hickall".
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #27921
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So there was something in that Nikon box you were holding - apparently an ugly dude and a cute little lady. :thumbup:

I took that Nikon puppy apart and didn't find a lady or an ugly dude. Are you sure?
You should see it with that big lens. Which reminds me, I did some spearmintin. I put that really big (500mm) lens made for Nikon on my 4/3 Panasonic and took a few pictures. Turned out as good as Panasonic lens. The effective field of view is some like 615mm on that 4/3. Now I'll hush and go look for mosquitoes.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:35 PM   #27922
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Thanks Wayne. I don't know a lot about ATS and while the manuals say replace it when traced to where we are now... the guy said - well anyone could have written that... he seems to think that there is some some something that is part of switch that went out and not the entire switch. But whatever that is - is beyond his scope. I believe he is correct but I guess we shall see.. hopefully when he wires her up - we will have 120.

No chance to speak to the factory guy today I guess. Does the dealer have a tech help desk?
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Reddimg --- Morning - and I'm not sure you came to the right place for intelligent reading.

EEEK AND WHAT THE HEY

So midnight last night - rain - a big pow wakes me - a transformer blew - that has last us without 120. Tech has proofed everything up to transfer switch - power on the incoming side - nothing on the other side.

We can't find any other fuses or breakers to test and and EMS display not lit. He thinks there is a another fuse and doesn't believe the transfer swith is bad and yet... so he is going to by pass the ATS taking the generator offline - and getting 120 to the coach. This is all past the breakers and fuses so it is "safe" and will work until someone with more specific knowledge can look at it. Seems right to me and I have followed the lines with the guy and looked at schematics at it appears a sound solution for a Sunday.

Of course Annie is not pleased - but I'm of the opinion that we go this route rather than play generator tag today and until - the real solution is found. Any other ideas mutants...



So a transformer blew.... And it caused rv problems? Is that correct? Would this be equivalent to a transformer blowing and losing elec in a house? Squirrels cause ours to blow a lot... Stupid rodents like to run the wires......

So you have power to only half of rv? This might be dumb... But what if you switch to your generator? What kind of power do you get.... All or half....

Either way... Of course it happens on a weekend.....





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No chance to speak to the factory guy today I guess. Does the dealer have a tech help desk?
Fleetwood has a great help desk and treats me as if I were the original owner of a new American Coach instead of 2nd owner of a '08 Bounder. But you are correct sir... Sunday Sunday Sunday!
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So a transformer blew.... And it caused rv problems? Is that correct? Would this be equivalent to a transformer blowing and losing elec in a house? Squirrels cause ours to blow a lot... Stupid rodents like to run the wires......

So you have power to only half of rv? This might be dumb... But what if you switch to your generator? What kind of power do you get.... All or half....

Either way... Of course it happens on a weekend.....


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A good amount of rain between 8 and midnight when the transformer blew. The pow woke me and since I had the fridge on AC only the beep let me know the 120 was out. Got up - looked around and no 120. Not even the ropus lightus which are on a 20 amp separate line.

I went outside and the a truck pulled up - it was the weekend manager. The electric company said transformer blew. So I think OK - inverter all will be well in the morning... nope...

So there was one lyrics power on inverter or generator - but nothing from the shore - even thought the Voltage Controller was lit and the PI PC50 were saying everything was ok.

We are now on shore 120 to whole house but by way of bypassing the Transfer Switch. The tech gave me the names of a couple guys that should be a able to solve the real puzzle. He thinks a board or fuse that controls or protects the transfer is out and not the swith. But he concedes - it may be a 1 piece system. Either way he didn't the part or parts but got us back in business.

First time in 15 years or so that Annie reminded me of a wet cat... Welcome to the FT Rainbow...
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Well the guy is gone now... and things are getting back to normal - except in order to get Annie to calm down - I had to move fast and - and sit on the bed...
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A good amount of rain between 8 and midnight when the transformer blew. The pow woke me and since I had the fridge on AC only the beep let me know the 120 was out. Got up - looked around and no 120. Not even the ropus lightus which are on a 20 amp separate line.
The horror of no ropus lightus! That just cracks me up!
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The horror of no ropus lightus! That just cracks me up!
Can you imagine... being awakened by a loud boom. Rupping the sleep from your eyes only to discover - no ropeus lightus.. and 14 hours later the wife goes missing...
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Can you imagine... being awakened by a loud boom. Rupping the sleep from your eyes only to discover - no ropeus lightus.. and 14 hours later the wife goes missing...
You still sitting on that bed???
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So a transformer blew.... And it caused rv problems? Is that correct? Would this be equivalent to a transformer blowing and losing elec in a house?A TRANSFORMER IS A TRANSFORMER IS A TRANSFORMER. SORT OF LIKE A ROSE. Squirrels cause ours to blow a lot... Stupid rodents like to run the wires......

So you have power to only half of rv? This might be dumb... But what if you switch to your generator? What kind of power do you get..GENERATOR POWER.. All or half..WHATEVER IT IS PUTTING OUT..

Either way... Of course it happens on a weekend...OF COURSE..

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Well the guy is gone now... and things are getting back to normal - except in order to get Annie to calm down - I had to move fast and - and sit on the bed...
I hope you put her feet in first.

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You still sitting on that bed???
If he is, he's dead meat! That comes under the heading of put your wife and your dog in the trunk of a car, come back in 1 hour and see which one is happy to see you.
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