if all the ac breakers are on at the power center the generator will trip instantly upon plugging in the cord. all the time, even when all devices in the rv are powered off.
the only way i could avoid this from happening is to turn the ac breakers all off before plugging the cord into the generator. then i can go inside to the power center, flip on the main, flip on gfi, and the generator continues to run and i finally get power to my outlets in the rv. then, if i try to add another breaker, be it the micro, the converter, or the water heater, the generator trips and everything dies. this trip is happening just by flipping the ac breaker switch, not actually running the device (micro,water heater, or converter). this seems crazy to me because i would think little, if any, current would flow just by having a breaker on, with the device not running.
sorry for the confusion guys, thanks for trying to help. appreciate it.