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Old 05-24-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
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Help needed for Generator 120V AC power

A little background: When I bought this rig the generator manual said to run the gennie for two hours a month to keep the seals lubed. So, on my first day I fired it up and turned things on an off to make sure they worked (Roof AC, DC control panel, interior 120V receptacles, etc.). Everything worked. Second day I moved the rig to a place with 30 Amp shore power and plugged it in. Again, everything worked for a time. In trying to diagnose why a few of my 120V plugs weren't working, I disconnected from shore power and started the gennie. This time none of the 120V AC accessories worked.

Googling the problem it seems that when on gennie power the 30 Amp power cord should be plugged in to the receptacle located in the power cord storage box. Is this correct? For the life of me I cannot recall if the power cord was plugged in to this receptacle when I first removed it to plug into shore power.
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I believe you are correct. This is done by the manufacturer instead of installing a transfer switch.
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I believe you are correct. This is done by the manufacturer instead of installing a transfer switch.
That's what I figured but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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Outlet is HOT when generator runs........it is the Generator AC Output


Shore Power Cord plugs into the gen outlet to complete the circuit so Gen can supply AC Power to the RV


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