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Old 10-04-2021, 02:28 PM   #1
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Only her second trip and her heating pad wont work!!

On a week-long outing and second day we get up and start the generator - no outlets

Thr HVAC works. DC ports/lights work. No microwave. No a/c outlet for her mission-critical heating pad...
We have a 2006 holiday rambler Admiral 30pdd Ford with Onan 4000 genset

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On a week-long outing and second day we get up and start the generator - no outlets

Thr HVAC works. DC ports/lights work. No microwave. No a/c outlet for her mission-critical heating pad...
We have a 2006 holiday rambler Admiral 30pdd Ford with Onan 4000 genset

Any ideas gratefully accepted
A couple of thoughts - the easy one is that your unit *may* not have an automatic transfer switch so you plug your shore power cord into the TT30 outlet in the compartment your cord stores in OR the circuit breaker on the generator itself is tripped. The Onan 4000 in my RV flips the breaker when it starts - the genset rocks on the suspension and the breaker toggle rubs against a case part, flipping it off.

If your RV has an automatic transfer switch, check the generator first (because it's easy). If it's on, you'll need a volt meter and some confidence working with power. We'll save that for later...

edit ps: okay, you say day 2. Did the generator work on Day 1?
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I have pretty much the same rig. I will be watching.
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On a week-long outing and second day we get up and start the generator - no outlet. ASSUME THIS MEANS THERE IS NO 120 VAC TO THE OUTLETS.

Thr HVAC works. PLEASE EXPLAIN-- DO THE ROOF AIR'S WORK? IF SO, THE GENERATOR IS WORKING AND AT LEAST SOME OF THE 120 VAC SYSTEM IS WORKING.



DC ports/lights work. YES, SEPARATE SYSTEM FROM 120 VAC



No microwave. No a/c outlet for her mission-critical heating pad... BOTH ARE 120 VAC.





We have a 2006 holiday rambler Admiral 30pdd Ford with Onan 4000 genset

PRETTY EASY START IF INDEED 120 VAC IS NOT GETTING TO THE COACH (CAN'T REALLY TELL FROM THE FIRST POST) IS TO TURN OFF AND BACK ON THE ON-GENERATOR BREAKERS.


NEXT WOULD BE TO TELL US IF YOU HAVE AN ATS (AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH) OR HAVE TO MANUALLY PLUG GENERATOR OUTPUT INTO THE COACH OUTLET.
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If you have a inverter it may have a breaker that is tripped, that would explain the outlets and microwave.
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Attached find the 120VAC wiring diagram for your coach. You can ignore all the stuff associated with the second air conditioner, as your coach and mine only have one A/C.

I have more wiring diagrams, for other systems in your coach. Let me know by private message if you are interested in receiving them.
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Hello Mark. I thought you might show up for this one, Thank You.
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PRETTY EASY START IF INDEED 120 VAC IS NOT GETTING TO THE COACH (CAN'T REALLY TELL FROM THE FIRST POST) IS TO TURN OFF AND BACK ON THE ON-GENERATOR BREAKERS.


NEXT WOULD BE TO TELL US IF YOU HAVE AN ATS (AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH) OR HAVE TO MANUALLY PLUG GENERATOR OUTPUT INTO THE COACH OUTLET.
The OP states that hvac is working so the genset is putting out power. There is only one hot leg coming from the genset so this also rules out the transfer switch as being the problem.

First thing would be to see if a breaker(s) might be tripped in the main panel.

I wouldn't think that the microwave would be on a gfi circuit, but who knows? I'd double check to make sure there was not a gfi receptacle (there's most likely one in the bathroom) tripped.

As also mentioned, if equipped,,, it could be a problem with the inverter.
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Thank you!
Yes. Would be interested in any help I can get.
I found a bad fuse at the inverter, but that does not look like it could cause what was happening...?
Many challenges on this 16yr old rig for my fuzzy-on-the-details brain!
Thanks again
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Thank you!
Yes. Would be interested in any help I can get.
I found a bad fuse at the inverter, but that does not look like it could cause what was happening...?
Many challenges on this 16yr old rig for my fuzzy-on-the-details brain!
Thanks again


If the outlets are running through the inverter and it has a blown fuse it may not let power through to the outlets.
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Have you double-checked all the GFCI outlets?

The pads could be on their own GFCI.
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