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Old 10-23-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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Lost all Electrical

Need some troubleshooting ideas. Here’s the situation:
1. Sitting here in a park with full hook-ups.
2. AC on, nothing out of the ordninary on. No toaster, microwave, hair dryer, nothing like that. I was just sitting here reading.
3. Lost electrical.
4. Can turn on inverter and get power to those plugs.
5. No power anywhere else.
6. Can NOT start generator.

Here’s what I’ve done.
1. Checked electrical box, power is good into my electrical tester.
2. Unplugged and replugged RV into electrical tester.
3. Turned breakers off and back on in RV.

I have no idea what the problem could be. What else should I look at, check, test, etc?

Update:
Was checking some things.... turned off inverter... won’t turn back on. Also, no indicator lights on fridge. Hope it’s running on propane.
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:46 PM   #2
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I would:
1) Check the shore power post. If 50 Amp is not working, move to the 30 AMP. See what happens.
2) Access the transfer switch, see if you have power there.

3) Access the main breaker panel. see if you have power there.


My guess it is either the shore post or the transfer switch.


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Old 10-23-2020, 05:12 PM   #3
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I would:
1) Check the shore power post. If 50 Amp is not working, move to the 30 AMP. See what happens.
2) Access the transfer switch, see if you have power there.

3) Access the main breaker panel. see if you have power there.


My guess it is either the shore post or the transfer switch.

Shore post is good. Never opened transfer switch, not sure how to check it.
Will check main breaker panel.
Good Luck
OK. Update
In turning things on and off, I inadvertently turned off the coach batteries.
With them turned back on, I have normal operations as if unplugged from power.
Generator starts, inverter works, etc.
Still no power from post.
Everything powers fine with generator running. Turn generator off, no power
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Final Update:
Took the transfer switch cover off, found a fried wire coming from the post power.
Thanks for the help.
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Earlier today someone asked why I didn't like ATS systems. I answered that I see a lot of posts with problems related to them. This is another example of that.

I realize they allow automatic generator starting in a power outage, which could be important for pets, but other than that I don't really see an advantage.
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Earlier today someone asked why I didn't like ATS systems. I answered that I see a lot of posts with problems related to them. This is another example of that.

I realize they allow automatic generator starting in a power outage, which could be important for pets, but other than that I don't really see an advantage.
You can have loose electrical connections inside an ATS as easily as you can have them anywhere else. Such as the outlet where you plug the shore cord into the generator.

Plus an ATS is easier when it's pouring outside and the campground power goes out.

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So happy you solved it. Good Luck.
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Good point. I was considering arming my AGS but after seeing your post I decided against it. More bad than good can happen.
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I forgot to mention, While you have the transfer switch cover off make sure all connections are tight. A loose connection is the likely cause of your troubles.
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You can have loose electrical connections inside an ATS as easily as you can have them anywhere else. Such as the outlet where you plug the shore cord into the generator.
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That's true, but there are more components to an ATS besides the connections.

Technology is a funny thing. Sometimes it makes things more reliable (e.g. electronic ignition versus points and condenser, or fuel injection versus carbs), and sometimes it just leads to troubles (e.g. push button 4WD systems versus manual levers).

But as you note there is convenience too. But if in the latter group convenience can turn into extreme inconvenience and annoyance.
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