Originally Posted by bouiefamily
Me and my wife just purchased a 1981 Tioga in good condition but I noticed that the converter is tripping breaker , and while running gen. The light aren't being powdered by gen., any tips
Is this your first MH? I only ask to see if you fully understand the various voltages going on with your Tioga.
On shore power or with the generator your battery/converter should provide the approximately 12VDC for the lights, furnace motor, water pump, fridge electronics, etc.
What condition is your house battery? (not the chassis battery that starts the engine)
Scenario #1 on shore power; Converter off because of tripped breaker. Lights work because battery is charged and hooked up.
If that is the case than the lights would still work when the genset is on. This makes me wonder if your batteries are charged. It also makes me wonder if the converter is really tripped. Also, are you sure the generator is outputting 120VAC?
Often the converter is on a breaker with other items. You could have something else tripping the breaker. Are you talking about a breaker in the motorhome or at the power panel?
I'm only asking so many questions so that we can try and help.