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Old 05-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Coach has full power on generator but no power when on shore power. No idea where to go from here. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Possibly the transfer switch is not switching.

I've heard of issues on some units.

Year make and model would help.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #3
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Did you turn on the breaker in the pedestal? (Sorry...I had to ask.)
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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I have just purchased a 2010 Solera. Not sure what you mean by breaker in pedestal. Would the transfer switch be part of the converter? Thanks
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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I have just purchased a 2010 Solera. Not sure what you mean by breaker in pedestal. Would the transfer switch be part of the converter? Thanks
The pedestal is where u plug camper into.


Converter and transfer switch are two separate items.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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Jim, the "pedestal" is what we call the box on the "shore" that you plugged your "shore power" cord into. Standard procedure is to turn the circuit breaker inside that pedestal OFF before you plug into it, and then if course you have to turn it back on after that. (You also turn it off before you unplug, and most would just leave it off.)

The "transfer switch" is what is responsible for changing your power wires from your internal generator to the shore-power. I don't know where it's located (but probably not a part of the converter).

Another possibility is that your unit has a "Surge Protector" which has left the shore power disconnected because of faulty wiring in the pedestal. If you have one, it should have a display somewhere.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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We are still at home checking everything out. Turned the switch to turn off coach battery and everything worked. Then turned it back on and everything worked. Have no idea what happened but all is ok! Thanks for your input. I am sure I will be back.
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That explainers it. Spontaneous occurrence, it happens all the time. Probably a reboot fixed it.
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