Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
No shore power

No shore power


primeblg is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-15-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
tomsm's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 1,011
Possibly the Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). Try giving it a few taps with the handle of a screwdriver...

'04 Journey 36G - Cat C7
'04 Honda CR-V
tomsm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
KIX's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 3,579
Did you check the shore power source for voltage, etc?
'02 Ultimate Advantage 40J Spartan MM - Cummins ISC
2013 Jeep Rubicon JK Unlimited
KIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
Yes it was correct
primeblg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
Tap where ???
primeblg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2010, 10:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
georgetown350's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,603
If you have a transfer switch it should be near your shore chord. Give the box a tap.
2008 HR 340 Cummins, Vacationer XL
georgetown350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
Retired and Happy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Stone Mountain, GA
Posts: 917
Let us know if your problem is corrected. In the meantme, welcome to the forum. What kind of RV do you have...type, make, year, model, length, etc. The more info we have the more likely we will be to give you a good answer. Is this a new or new-to-you RV? Is this a first time problem, or has it always been a problem? Is it 30 or 50 Amp service? Do you have a box near where the power cord enters the unit, or do you have a socket in a compartment for plugging in the cord?
Ken, Judy, and the Angels--2005 Fleetwood Southwind--2008 Cargo Trailer--2003 EZGO Golf Cart
Retired and Happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 11:34 AM   #8
Senior Member
Always-RVing's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 959
Shore power: Open Ground protection? Maybe... Phase reversal? Maybe?

I use Surge Guard: Portable Surge guard protection. Over/Under Voltage Protection
Checks power pedestal for damaging mis-wire conditions and has warning indicator for reverse polarity, dangerous current on ground wire and pedestal mis-wire.

There are several devices out there for checking. More damage is done due to undervoltage conditions or missing grounds than overvoltage or spikes.

Fleetwood Providence 2008 40e
Ford F-350 4x4 Diesel 6.0L 2006
Honda CR-V 2006
Always-RVing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Fulltime- On the Road
Posts: 352
Interesting issue as if you state you have power with the Gen set. Given this then its a pretty good chance the problem is with the transfer switch, however, you also state you hear a click. Typically with shore power the main power xfer switch default position is shore power and the xfer switch should not click. However, your coach may be wired such that shore power causes the main power transfer switch to switch.

Also, depending on the brand of invertor/charger, there may be a xfer switch in the invertor and this could be the source of the "click". If the xfer switch in the invertor is indeed the click then the main xfer switch most likely is working as the invertor is receiving power. So additional info and diagnostics are required here to more closely isolate the problem source.

Provide more info about coach brand, invertor brand, ect and Let us know what you find.
Roadking - Homeless, full time, wandering gypsies
Winnebago Ultimate Advantage
Harley and Honda Civic
Roadking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 06:01 AM   #10
Senior Member
paz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,431
primeblg, welcome to iRV2.

You don't say what kind of coach you have, but some older and some smaller coaches don't have a transfer switch. You have to manually change a power cord from the output of the genny to shore power. If that's not the case with your coach, I suspect the transfer switch as others are suggesting. The contacts can become burnt, which means they can't make good contact, or the switch may fail, which means the contacts won't move.

2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No 12VDC when plugged into shore power RV 4 2 National RV Owner's Forum 4 10-07-2009 09:45 AM
Using Generator with Shore Power Tom & Diane Damon 7 09-19-2008 10:55 AM
Chassis battery charged by shore power? georgetown350 MH-General Discussions & Problems 18 03-26-2008 09:44 AM
1996 Adventurer--running both A/C from shore power DannyLong Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 08-29-2006 11:04 AM
How To Keep Engine Battery Charged While on Shore Power FLYTYER Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 15 06-18-2006 05:09 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.