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Old 05-26-2016, 07:10 PM   #11
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I would think there has to be something in the system to change from generator to shore power even though there is a 50 amp plug box in your Rv


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I used to have the same set up in my old Georgetown.
1. the Generator supplies power to the plug, so when you plug into it you are powering the entire RV via the power cord.
2. when you have shore power, you unplug from the outlet in the power area and plug into the pedestal. and the RV is powered via the power cord. if you happen to turn on the generator it isn't going to change anything, because the cord is not plugged into the outlet.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:15 PM   #12
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Dijoeboss, mine has done the same thing
It has kicked off when I am driving show, backing up and hot a small bump
It does not switch back on until I turn off the ac's.
I think mine is the furion brand
The solenoids on the inside are the open air type.
Doesn't happen much so I have lived with it
If you find a solution please post it.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:31 PM   #13
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I should also point out that mine does the same thing on my current RV when I run both A/C's and the HW heater is set for Electric. it is not consistent, but with the HW heater, 2 A/C's, and fridge I think there is just too much load for the transfer switch.
But I have noticed if I switch the HW heater to propane, the problem seems to go away.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:57 PM   #14
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I should also point out that mine does the same thing on my current RV when I run both A/C's and the HW heater is set for Electric. it is not consistent, but with the HW heater, 2 A/C's, and fridge I think there is just too much load for the transfer switch.
But I have noticed if I switch the HW heater to propane, the problem seems to go away.

I had generator running, front a/c unit roof mount, refrigerator, and was rolling from a stop, no more than 5 mph, and it tripped out. When your trying to drive from Oklahoma to Florida, it gets very old having to shut off a/c units at random to let the transfer switch re-engage and then turn them back on.


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Old 05-26-2016, 08:04 PM   #15
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My Georgetown does not have a transfer switch for the generator. Instead, there is a 50 amp campground outlet installed in the cord storage compartment that is connected to the generator. When I leave a campground, the big power cord is simply plugged into the outlet. If I want to use the generator, it's ready to go. Works every time...

This is something I would consider! Did this set-up come factory like this?


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transfer switch

Mine did not come with one. Now if something goes wrong i know its not the transfer switch. I had one fail on my last motorhome. You know what they say "One more thing to go wrong".
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Is there any kind of risk if I take out the transfer switch altogether and just wire in a 50 amp receptacle and make plug ends on the generator cord and shore power cord?? Like what was kinda mentioned above.... I do not have an autos tart generator, thus no need for an auto transfer switch.....


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Is there any kind of risk if I take out the transfer switch altogether and just wire in a 50 amp receptacle and make plug ends on the generator cord and shore power cord?? Like what was kinda mentioned above.... I do not have an autos tart generator, thus no need for an auto transfer switch.....


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As long as you know what you have to do before hand.
Separate both power sources and when wiring in the new plug get the color code and wires right.
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Guess my main concern is the transfer switch itself is not a breaker, or safety device, I understand it can kick out, but the 50 amp breakers inside coach are there for safety and the breakers on the generator are there for safety.


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