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Old 07-27-2006, 10:17 AM   #29
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Laandy,

We too had a very similar but slightly different experience this past weekend in 112 degree weather. Ours did the same as yours, but the generator would always start and we did not blow any circuit breakers. We kept the outer doors to the generator compartment and the circuit breaker panel open to help disapiate heat.

Took it into the repair shop yesterday and it worked fine, couldn't find any problems. We think it had something to do with the heat and will monitor the situtation further.

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Old 07-27-2006, 05:00 PM   #30
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Bluewind:

Your response is closest to what we experienced and I now think that most of my problem had to do with the excessive heat, and not knowing that I should have our refrigerator and water heater running on propane rather than electricity, when plugged into 30 amp service and running both a/c's. When I decided to just run one a/c, I did not experience the main breaker switch tripping.

I will have my generator checked out but since I am now home and the temp is 80 degrees, it starts right up without a problem!!
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:57 AM   #31
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RVs can get 50 amps at plug ins where 50 is not normally available as a single plug-in. Both the 30 and 20 amp have to be on separate circuits. At the parks where I have had to use this the circuits have always been separate.

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...25774&src=SRQB
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For anyone else reading this thread in the future, I went to Cummins in Irvine for an evaluation of my generator problem in the extreme heat.

Like everything else, the generator was working fine and it is difficult to "fix something that ain't broken." The tech listened to my problem in not starting in the extreme heat. He found that the gen set thinks it is warm and therefore does not need to apply the choke. Since the generator runs very lean, trying to start in this lean state is not possible. He then showed me how to start the generator from outside, and manually settine the choke. It starts without a problem.
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Also, the tech said he used to work on RV problems in Bullhead City, AZ. The amjor problem with AC's restarting is that the compressor requires 15 to 20 mins to bleed off and be in a position to start up.
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