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Old 09-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #31
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Okay- I have some new information. The servicing dealer found the wiring behind the 12 disconnect was loose and that the chassis ground was not connected. This has solved the charging issue. However the genset issue is not resolved. In fact when the 12volt chager/converter kicks in(now that the ground is connected) the generator quits. So.... wait for the next chapter!!! Any ideas out there. Fortunately my dealer has Forest River in the loop. Just very frustrating to spend so much money for such poor workmanship and clearly a lack of a quality system at FR
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #32
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How bout a fault, wiring or internal componet of the AC? I'm thinking ground fault the gen is sensitive to, but not the shore power.
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Okay!!!! Everything is working and I am a happy "camper". There was a wire from the generator to the chassis that although connected, it was "broken" causing it to overheat and shut down the generator under load. Wire replaced and all is good. Thanks to everyone for the input. I would also like to give a plug to a GREAT RV Dealer, A and L RV Sales in Christiana, TN. 615-896-4699. They would not stop until they found the problem!
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #34
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wow, how obscure is that.. do we now have to worry about cheap brittle wiring? especially in rigs that vibrate and bounce all the time. Hope that is a REAL rare case.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #35
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wow, how obscure is that.. do we now have to worry about cheap brittle wiring? especially in rigs that vibrate and bounce all the time. Hope that is a REAL rare case.
Op stated the wire was to the chassis and was burnt. I am thinking since the main wire was not grounded to the chassis this smaller wire completed the circuit and wasn't large enough to carry the load when the system tried to use it burnt. After thye main problem was corrected this smaller wire presented another problem having been burnt so it all goes back to the chassis ground that was not properly connected in the first place.

Just glad to hear the dealer didn't give up and hopefully they didn't rack up a big bill on DennyH while searching.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #36
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Fortunately this was all documented with pictures so Forest River agreed to pay for this under warranty, as they should!!! All goes back to poor Quality systems at the plant.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #37
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I checked my book for wiring diagram. Tons of connections are brought to ground, including the neutral an lots of genset controls iincluding voltsge and speed control!

Just lucky something didn't go up in smoke or overspeed.
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