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Old 07-15-2016, 05:38 PM   #1
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Generator HELP PLEASE !!!!!!

I just bought a 2010 Georgetown 378TS RV, can someone please tell me where the transfer switch for my Onan 5.5KW generator is located???? The generator runs great the two 30 amp circuit breakers on the generator are on and not tripped. I get no power at all from the generator, all of the circuit breakers in the RV are good to go. Still no power...

Please help !!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:42 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have a transfer switch. If not plug the shore power cord into the receptacle which should be located near the junction box for the cord
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
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Are you sure you have a transfer switch. If not plug the shore power cord into the receptacle which should be located near the junction box for the cord

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Old 07-15-2016, 06:17 PM   #4
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Cord

The shore cord is about 30 foot with one end wired in, the other end has a 50 amp plug on it. There is a 50 amp receptical in the same compartment as the cord. I have the RV cord unplugged from shore power when I try my generator. What should I do to get power from the generator? The generator looks brand new with only 21 hours on it. Does this help any??? Thanks for the help, as you can tell I am new to all this.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:24 PM   #5
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Plug the cord into the receptacle in the rv. You do not have a transfer switch.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:27 PM   #6
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I get it, I think.

I need to plug my cord into the receptical in the cord compartment then start my generator this will connect the generator to my electrical circuits in my RV!!!!
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:28 PM   #7
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The shore cord is about 30 foot with one end wired in, the other end has a 50 amp plug on it. There is a 50 amp receptical in the same compartment as the cord. I have the RV cord unplugged from shore power when I try my generator. What should I do to get power from the generator? The generator looks brand new with only 21 hours on it. Does this help any??? Thanks for the help, as you can tell I am new to all this.
no transfer switch is used if you need to manually plug into generator . sounds like from your description you have a 50 amp outlet in the compartment where your cord is . seems you need to plug into that for generator use . transfer switches sense where you are getting power , from shore , generator or even inverters and switch power accordingly . this is to prevent you from being plugged into shore and then starting generator and back feeding power . could be dangerous if the shore power went out and you turn on generator and don't unplug from the pedestal which would feed juice back into the lines and maybe fry a line worker
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Some units do not have a transfer switch
You are discribing one that does not have one
You will need to plug your shore power cord into that 50 amp receptacle. The receptacle you mention should be the power from the generator.
There are pros and cons to a transfer switch
If you have a transfer switch the type spite power cord will be connected on the end of that cord.
This is what my switch looks like on my 378
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Sorry pic didn't attach
You can see where the shore power cord and generator line goes into it.
Black line, shore power cord, gray line, generator line
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:37 PM   #10
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So User6895 are you saying you now have 110 power to the RV?
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