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Old 08-11-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
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After I had changed oil and filter in the generator miles down the road I decided to spend the night in a parking lot and turned on generator it purred and ran nicely but the coach a/c units were not receiving any power. I checked everything I could think of and finally went and got a motel room. We are full timers for now(going on 4 years) and I need to be sure the coach has power from the generator when and if I need it. Thanks for any tips you may have regarding this matter.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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My main breaker will trip when I'm not looking and the A/C cuts out when on generator. I need to check them every time it happens.
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After I had changed oil and filter in the generator miles down the road I decided to spend the night in a parking lot and turned on generator it purred and ran nicely but the coach a/c units were not receiving any power. I checked everything I could think of and finally went and got a motel room. We are full timers for now(going on 4 years) and I need to be sure the coach has power from the generator when and if I need it. Thanks for any tips you may have regarding this matter.
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Did you accidentally trip/open/turn off one of the circuit breakers on the generator?

BTW if you include the make and model of your generator in your post it will help others help you.
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What Mel said........
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After I had changed oil and filter in the generator miles down the road I decided to spend the night in a parking lot and turned on generator it purred and ran nicely but the coach a/c units were not receiving any power. I checked everything I could think of and finally went and got a motel room. We are full timers for now(going on 4 years) and I need to be sure the coach has power from the generator when and if I need it. Thanks for any tips you may have regarding this matter.

I'm guessing that the breaker(s) on the generator box itself have gotten tripped.


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coach a/c units were not receiving any power. I need to be sure the coach has power from the generator when and if I need it. Thanks for any tips you may have regarding this matter.
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I'm guessing that the breaker(s) on the generator box itself have gotten tripped.
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See the 1st question and answer on page 7 of this pdf:
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2x for Mel C's recommendation. This occurred to me on my first Coach and it was a real learning lesson!


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my bet is when the folks changed the oil, they flipped the genny breakers so they could run it and check for leaks.
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I recently had my generator serviced at Speedco. When I started it up I had no power to the coach. The service guy had switched off the breaker on the generator when he checked it. I flipped the breaker and full power was restored.
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Five or six years ago I had the same problem with no power from generator. I gave the transfer switch box a whack with a screw driver handle and got instant power. Never failed since!



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