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Old 06-24-2016, 08:41 AM   #51
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Interesting video but it doesn't look like my transfer switch!
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:17 PM   #52
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My transfer switch is made by Furrion, and I have replaced it twice with no resolve. I've about decided that the generator in these coaches isn't big enough to run both a/c units in the heat while driving. So, my fix is I am now looking at getting into a Berkshire!! Diesel pusher, 10K generator. Air ride, air brakes etc!!


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Old 06-25-2016, 05:56 PM   #53
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My transfer switch is made by Furrion, and I have replaced it twice with no resolve. I've about decided that the generator in these coaches isn't big enough to run both a/c units in the heat while driving. So, my fix is I am now looking at getting into a Berkshire!! Diesel pusher, 10K generator. Air ride, air brakes etc!!


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Why would you replace it with the same manufacture?
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:25 PM   #54
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The ONAN 5.5K genny advertises it will run 2, 13.5K air conditioners with 1100 watts still available. My last gasser MH had a 7K ONAN genny and it advertised it will run 2, 15K air conditioners and 2000 watts still available. I think FR gasser MH's that have the 5.5K genny and a 13.5K and 15K air conditioners are on the raged edge when it comes to having them both on at the same time. Doesn't appear there is any room for variables.
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Why would you replace it with the same manufacture?

I don't have any other issues with Forest River..... I love my Georgetown XL other than this 1 issue. It's been a great entry level RV for me and my family to enjoy the last 3 years, wanting to step up into a DP.....


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Old 06-25-2016, 08:24 PM   #56
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The issues you are talking about are most likely a generator issue and not a capacity or transfer switch issue. When the generator is unable to produce sufficient voltage, the transfer switch will disconnect. So the next question is, why did the generator not produce enough voltage? It is no issue with two AC units - more than enough. Is your hot water electric on? Is someone using the microwave? Unlikely if you are using AC, but what about the electric fireplace?

Now that those are ruled out, go back to the generator and open the door. Start it and have someone inside turn on both AC units. As they kick on, how does the generator respond? Chances are it sputters and has trouble revving up to carry the load. Check the altitude setting.

Assuming it's not the altitude setting you likely have dirty injectors/carb, dirty fuel filter, bad spark plugs, bad plug wires, etc. Time for some engine maintenance. These little engines don't do well with E10 gasoline. They also gum up much more quickly than a big engine. It's very difficult to treat the gas as you should because you have to treat 80 gallons and not 5 or 10.


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The issues you are talking about are most likely a generator issue and not a capacity or transfer switch issue. When the generator is unable to produce sufficient voltage, the transfer switch will disconnect. So the next question is, why did the generator not produce enough voltage? It is no issue with two AC units - more than enough. Is your hot water electric on? Is someone using the microwave? Unlikely if you are using AC, but what about the electric fireplace?

Now that those are ruled out, go back to the generator and open the door. Start it and have someone inside turn on both AC units. As they kick on, how does the generator respond? Chances are it sputters and has trouble revving up to carry the load. Check the altitude setting.

Assuming it's not the altitude setting you likely have dirty injectors/carb, dirty fuel filter, bad spark plugs, bad plug wires, etc. Time for some engine maintenance. These little engines don't do well with E10 gasoline. They also gum up much more quickly than a big engine. It's very difficult to treat the gas as you should because you have to treat 80 gallons and not 5 or 10.


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I have been dealing with issue since I bought new, Feb. 2013, it's been to Rv service repair center several
Times, no problem found, been to Cummins, no problem found. In 3 years, I've checked everything I can think of and anything that's been advised here for 3 years, there are numerous people here with the same complaint, nobody has come up with a fix/ resolve, not even an Onan mechanic, Rv dealer service technicians in 3 years.... I'm just tired of dealing with it every tom I wanna take a trip in the summer months.


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Transfer switch won't stay engaged

I just ran a trip from Oklahoma to Destin Florida, 1700 plus miles and I run Lucas fuel treatment the whole 1700 plus miles, I have kept detailed records of generator maintenance, it's in top shape, it's been serviced routinely!
I have no problem whatsoever treating 80 gallons of gas, I will pay 4.00 a gallon for premium gas if I thought it would resolve these issues, but it hasn't.

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