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Old 07-27-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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No power on electric

We have had several power outages since last night. Now we have power to the box but not to the coach. Turned the generator on we have power but none from the power box. Can anyone tell us what to look for? All breakers have been checked.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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The first thing I think I would check is both ends of my shore power cord for continuity and then check your surge protector.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:40 PM   #3
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I forgot to add it may be your auto transfer switch that got fried due to the power losses. I'm just thinking out loud based on your description.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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We have had several power outages since last night. Now we have power to the box but not to the coach. Turned the generator on we have power but none from the power box. Can anyone tell us what to look for? All breakers have been checked.
Thank you for your help.
Ron & Vicki Flowers
When trouble shooting 110 volt problems use the following procedure

do you have a voltage tester? and do you know where your transfer switch is located?
Start at the power source. In other words the rv park power pole
Check the power there.
check the power at the end of your cord prior to hooking to RV. If good
Check power going into transfer switch. if good
Check power going out of transfer switch. if good
Check incoming power at Power distribution center
(most likely above fridge) if good
check the power at one of the 110 volt breakers



Your problem has to be located at one of those points because that is how the RV is wired
Once you figure out where the problem is, I can try and come up with a temporary solution to your dilemma.

Since you have power via the generator, the problem is either within the transfer switch or between the transfer switch and the shore power pole.

If you don't have a voltage tester see if you can borrow one or go to the local Harbor freight, Home Depot, Lowes, Hardware store and get one.

a basic multi-meter should be standard equipment in everyones RV tool bag.
If you keep your eye out for the Harbor Freight adds and coupons, they have a coupon for a free one on a regular basis. they work just fine.

Another good tester is your basic neon light 12 volt auto tester. wire hooks to ground, probe touches hot wire and if you have 12 volt power the neon light works.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:06 PM   #5
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We have power at the post, power at surge protector, power at the cord where it plugs in to coach, power out of the breaker box under the frig. Don't know where the transfer switch is. We have a green neon light under the frig also.

Ron Flowers, the coach is a 2016, model 3051s
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:29 PM   #6
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Can anyone tell me where the transfer switch is located on a 2016 3051s?
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:30 PM   #7
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Progressive transfer switch - owner needs assistance

The OP is having problems with getting 120 volt shore power. I wrote them a trouble shooting guide. I am not familiar with the workings of the Progressive 5100 series transfer switch but they most likely have it in their unit. please lend a hand if possible.


ANNT Copicat

I have a MBS 2400W. This is the transfer switch in my unit. you will most likely have the same transfer switch. You will most likely find the transfer switch located near or above the generator. Look inside the garage compartments near the generator. you should find a box out area in one of them with 4 screws holding a compartment panel in place. the transfer switch should be behind that panel.

PD5110010 120 VAC 30-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch

There are operator and trouble shooting manuals on the progressive site.
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Can not find the transfer switch its not in with the generator nor the next bay? Now where to look have looked in all the bay's .
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Can not find the transfer switch its not in with the generator nor the next bay? Now where to look have looked in all the bay's .
is the generator located underneath your bed?

Is there a long storage compartment located above the generator?

Does that compartment have a jog in it so it is not rectangular?

the transfer switch is in that jogged out area. look for the screws that hold the paneling in place.

it is going to be hidden behind an access panel somewhere. I hate to say this but your going to have to get on your back and crawl under the motorhome. you will a piece of grey "sealtite" flexible tubing coming off the generator and it will go up through the floor. The transfer switch will be in that area somewhere. It will be either on top of the generator itself or somewhere between the generator and the shore power connection on the RV..


I have a MBS 2400WS and on the drivers side near the rear of the coach is a storage compartment. Inside that storage compartment is a boxed out area located above the generator. there are four screws in the wood paneling two at one and the other two in a piece of corner molding. My transfer switch is located behind that cover. you should find something similar either inside your cabin or inside one of your storage compartments. It is a black box measuring about 8 x 8 x 4.
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My generator is in the front of the coach under the drivers seat of the class c motorhome. Can not find a black box only junction boxes.
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