Originally Posted by northstar1960
That's because the generator is not grounded . there is a place on the genset to add a ground wire . I use a solid piece of copper run it into the ground and then have a 8ga wire with a clip on it hooked into the generator .
That's not true. You're confusing earth grounding with neutral bonding. The ground rod by itself doesn't provide the correct low impedance "ground" path back to the neutral, so many EMS protectors (Electrical Management Systems) will interpret it as an open "ground" and shut down the power.
Portable generators feeding a single load system such as an RV don't require a ground rod of any type to be Code compliant. However, they really should be Ground-Neutral bonded since a lot of modern electronics will behave badly without a ground plane tied to the neutral.
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