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Old 06-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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Oh my, what did I do

We took delivery of a 2007 Lexington GTS a week ago. The person at the dealership was great doing the walk-around, which we promptly forgot on our 60 mile trip home. We are totally new to the RV scene and if he covered starting and stopping procedures, I forgot that too.

In trying to familiarize myself with the rig, I inadvertantly left the A/C in the 'on' position when re-starting the generator. [It stopped on it's own and we determined it was due to the sloping driveway.]

I started the generator, let it run for about two minutes before trying to power on the A/C. All the other systems seem to be working but, alas, no A/C.

I checked the breakers and fuses inside the rig and all appeared to be working. Have I missed something or do we have a bigger problem.

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Old 06-21-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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It's all good

Never y'all mind. I got 'er handled
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Never y'all mind. I got 'er handled
So what was the issue incase someone else has a like problem?
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So what was the issue incase someone else has a like problem?
Did my initial post from last evening regarding the generator and A/C problem not appear?
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Did my initial post from last evening regarding the generator and A/C problem not appear?
He's wanting to know what was actually wrong and what you did to fix it.
So other may learn from it.
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In trying to familiarize myself with the rig, I inadvertantly left the A/C in the 'on' position when re-starting the generator. [It stopped on it's own and we determined it was due to the sloping driveway.]

I started the generator, let it run for about two minutes before trying to power on the A/C. All the other systems seem to be working but, alas, no A/C.

I checked the breakers and fuses inside the rig and all appeared to be working. Have I missed something or do we have a bigger problem.

I learned from another forum to try resetting the circuit breaker on the generator. Then re-started the gen, let it run for a while, confirmed I had lights and power to the light plugs. Then sucessfully started the A/C.

However, the generator only ran for about 15 minutes, Again, this may be to our sloping drive way. Right now it's hard to find a place where we can let it sit and run for a while to see if for sure, it's the driveway slope that's causing it to stop on it's own. This time, it didn't appear to trip the circuit breaker however.
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So the startup amp draw popped the gensets breaker?
As for the generator running(or lack there of) I would look hard at the fuel filter and then replace it.
I think it may have pulled some gunk and partially plugged it enough to stop running.
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It would seem to me that a sloping driveway would only make your generator shut off if the fuel level was very low. Fill the gen's fuel tank and see if it still shuts off. If it does, I would start looking for other problems.
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So the startup amp draw popped the gensets breaker?
As for the generator running(or lack there of) I would look hard at the fuel filter and then replace it.
I think it may have pulled some gunk and partially plugged it enough to stop running.
Actually, I believe I caused genset circuit breaker to blow because I indavertantly left the A/C on when I restarted the generator the very first time it stopped on its own.
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I believe the generator runs off the fuel in the main tank.... There's a cut-off feature built into the rig that will cut the generator off if the fuel in the main tank reaches a certain level... This keeps you from running out of fuel in the main tank which could really leave you in a bad situation if your out in the boonies.....
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