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Old 11-21-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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Ghost In Generator

I am sitting at Camp Pendleton FmCamp and the generator just started up. Came out of nowhere. Anyone seen this before?

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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You must be meeting the same ghost I am meeting that shuts off my headlights and radio when I drive through the same area near my home. It has happened four or five times in different vehicles. I did not mind the radio but the headlight kind of caused a problem. Luckily they came back on in about 5 or 6 seconds.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:38 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by motojavaphil View Post
I am sitting at Camp Pendleton FmCamp and the generator just started up. Came out of nowhere. Anyone seen this before?

Some of the generators have an auto start function for when your house batteries get low. Check the book for your motorhome's generator. Greg
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:22 AM   #4
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That is a weird area, not sure what's going on, but I wouldn't rule out gohsts....
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:26 AM   #5
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This question comes up sometimes in many RV forums. I have heard everything from "moisture in the genset", to "cat stepped on the switch on the unit", to "auto start" (that some units have) to "radio waves causing a spontaneous start".

We had a 2000 Itasca Horizon with an Onan 7500. Walked out of the house one morning and heard a humming. Now the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky and we had just returned a day before from a trip, so the batteries were up. We have no cats or any pets. The Onan was running like a champ. I have no idea why, but I do know it happens.
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Most military bases have jammers that block radio transmissions other than what they want to work, Neither of my cell phones (different carriers) will not work around Dobbins Air Force base. Could be the interference signal causing it.

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