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Old 08-03-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Question No Power to Coach From Genset

I have a 200-2001 325S Georgetown that I just recently had problems getting power to the coach (all appliances). Genset runs good but no power to the coach. I have reset the breakers on the Genset. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Plug it in to shore power and re-check. Problem may be a tripped GFI outlet in main breaker panel or one or more plugs.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have plugged it into shorepower an all works fine.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:47 AM   #4
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Might be that the transfer switch is bad. This transfers the load to the generator once it senses that it is running. Ours takes about 15 seconds after the generator is started to switch over.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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Is there a receptacle inside your compartment that requires you to plug the cord into in order to get power from the generator? Some units do not have auto-switch over. It's a manual connection.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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Had the same issue recently. I am honestly not positive about the real problem but this is what I had to do to get the appliances going:

1. Shutdown everything, turn off appliances
2. Move ALL breakers in the box to off position
3. Turn off GenSet breakers
4. Fire up Genset, let it run for 30-45 seconds, turn on one of the Genset breakers, give it 5 then the other one.
5. Turn on the main breaker in the breaker box
6. Turn on one of the other applicance/HVAC/etc breakers and check to see if you are now good. (Hopefully you are!)
7. Turn on remaining breakers in panel, giving a few seconds between each one.

This procedure was given to me by a RV technician and he called it a total reset/reboot of the system. I had just started a trip to Carolina when I we stopped for lunch, shut down the coach and then could not get anything to operate when we returned.

Good luck!
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #7
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We experienced this issue on our last trip. Fired up the generator to use AC while stopped for lunch and nothing happened. Usually, I hear the beep from the microwave that tells me power has reached the coach. I turned off generator and checked breakers on the generator and inside the coach, nothing tripped either place. I then started the generator again and presto, we had power. Did it once more on the same trip. Once again turned off generator, waited 5 minutes, refired generator and we had power. Hoping someone here might know what is going on..!
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:09 PM   #8
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Finally figured this one out..! Your generator must have a strong battery bank to both start the engine AND have enough voltage to simultaneously energize the alternator of the generator to start producing the AC current. Your generator can be running but not producing a single volt. Two new house batteries and generator is "genning" everytime..!
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:15 PM   #9
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I have a 2009 Georgetown and am experiencing the same problem. I searched for a while to see if I could find a thread on this......so "JD-ford-hd" are you saying since no AC is flowing to the coach when the generator is running it's because the coach batteries are bad? I usually try to pop on the generator while driving down the road to cool the coach down in the back with the roof AC. Mine does not have an auto transfer switch, I have to plug the shore power cord into a generator socket when I want to use the genset. Advice??? Like the last post said, it works sometimes and others it doesnt??
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I usually start the genny, and wait a minute or two for it to steady. Then I activate the main 50 amp breakers inside the RV in the breaker panel. I can usually hear the microwave start up with the message to set time in clock.

For shut down, I turn off all appliances, then shut down the main 50 amp breakers, then shut down the genny.

Just for convenience, I always unplug from shoreline power, and when I return the power cable into the storage bin, I reconnect it directly into the power outlet inside. This helps keep the power prongs clean, and if I feel the need to run power from the genny, I don't have to go outside to start the process.
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