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Old 09-03-2015, 11:49 PM   #11
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Please let us know what you find.

Jim

The gen turned on and ran for about 5 minutes then completely turned off. The microwave and outlets run off the generator's power and I'm not hooked up to shore power at the storage spot. So I just left.

I'll hook it up to shore power this weekend and see what happens.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:05 AM   #12
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I have a 2014 FR3. I lost 110 power from my generator and the problem turned out to be one of the wire nuts came off in the junction box between the generator and the plug for generator power. The Generator ran fine just no power. I did not understand your last post so I do not know if this will help you. good luck.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:24 AM   #13
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The gen turned on and ran for about 5 minutes then completely turned off. The microwave and outlets run off the generator's power and I'm not hooked up to shore power at the storage spot. So I just left.

I'll hook it up to shore power this weekend and see what happens.
What size is your generator? It should have something written on it stating something like 3000 watts, 2000 watts? If it is too small you will not be able to run the air conditioner and micro wave, or coffee pot, at the same time. I own a 3000 watt generator and can not run the AC and coffee pot at the same time, if I try it trips the breaker on the generator.

I just shut the air off, make my coffee, then turn the air back on.

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Old 09-05-2015, 08:57 PM   #14
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Our generator is an Onan 4000, which means 4000 watts or 4.0 kilowatts, which has a maximum load of 30 amps. When dry camping and running the generator, we learned the hard way that you have to be mindful of the consumers you are using, and allowing the generator adequate time to produce the rated output. If you power up, then let it run for at least two to three minutes before selecting any consumer. Again, be sure that if you are able to heat your water with LP, use that and turn the circuit breaker for the electrical heater off.While on shore power, I have measured the amperage with A/C, water pump (not attached to city water), electrical outlets, refrigerator, and lights at 18 amps, when I turned the electric water heating element on, I was drawing 28 amps, or very near capacity of generator output. If you look at your circuit panel, you might notice that the circuit breaker rating for each system adds up to about 60 amps, or nearly twice generator output in total. Obviously, we never use air conditioning and heat at the same time. But is shows that with proper management, we can use the generator to operate every system in the coach or trailer. One solution is to upgrade the generator to a higher watt rating which increases the available output.
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