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Old 07-18-2016, 05:35 PM   #11
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shore power cord.

Do you need to plug your shore power cord into a recepticle for the generator. On my MH I have to connect my shore power cord to the receptacle inside the storage compartment in order to power the MH.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:42 PM   #12
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POwer cord recepticle.

On my MH I have to plug the shore power cord into a recepticle inside the storage compartment to connect the generator to the coach converter.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:16 PM   #13
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Do you need to plug your shore power cord into a recepticle for the generator. On my MH I have to connect my shore power cord to the receptacle inside the storage compartment in order to power the MH.

Not on the Stealths
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:45 PM   #14
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You said you checked the breaker on the genset and it was good. Did you manually trip it and reset it? I have had problems and that solved it.
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You said you checked the breaker on the genset and it was good. Did you manually trip it and reset it? I have had problems and that solved it.
The guy at the RV place that sold me my WA2916 said that its really common for people to trip the breaker on the generator itself. It'll turn on, sound like its making power, etc. but no power comes out. He said people all the time bring it in and they flip it back. I havent had the issue, and truly havent even looked to see where it is at in there, but if it happened, I'd probably go poking around.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:41 AM   #16
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So was there any resolution to the generator issue? Inquiring minds want to know?
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:57 AM   #17
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just grasping at straws


what model generator (you said onan)?
has it ever worked with the transfer switch?
who installed the generator (forest river or dealer)?
is the generator flashing any error codes?
is the generator large enough to power all the load you have turned on?
have you turned off all the 110 circuit breakers on the coach and tried the generator (ie no load)? if so does it run and does the transfer switch say connected to it?
if so, what happens if you start to put load on it by flipped a breaker at a time?
if not, can you measure the generator output voltage that the transfer switch is seeing?
30 or 50 amp? if 50 amp could it be possible that one of the two hot legs has a bad connection so that the transfer switch does not see it?
is there a EMS system between the generator and the transfer switch (probably not)? what is it saying?
as mentioned it should be under warranty. what about calling and trying to get authorization to use a mobile rv mechanic to diagnose it under warranty?


if it does not work you need to know what voltage the transfer switch is seeing from the generator (ie transfer switch input connections) and what the generator is actually outputting (output connections on generator). this should at least tell you where to the problem is.


hope this helps!
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one more thought: you said you replaced the transfer switch. are you sure all the input and output connections are correct?
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My generator would run but wouldn't make any power. Turns out there is a little black Light switch looking switch on the generator that got tripped. Very hard to see without a flashlight. Reset the switch and boom. Power.
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Smile

We got our problem fixed. It was a bad board in the generator. It was "Under warranty" so just cost us the inconvenience and getting hot while driving -
Plus we got a rock to windshield while driving home from Cummins.
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