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Old 03-15-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
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Trip to FL

Well the trip to Florida has not gone as smoothly as we had hoped. Picked the coach up from Middlebury and Coachmen Service last Tuesday afternoon and got home after midnight. Spend Wednesday and Thursday getting it cleaned and loaded. Left early Friday morning and everything was going great. Stopped for the night in South Carolina and woke up to a dead coach battery. Worked around and got things working. Hit the road and had the dash A/C blower motor lock up. No problem will run the generator and roof top A/C unit. Generator runs for a while then shuts down. Seems to be getting to hot. So now you have 4 adults, one 1 year old granddaughter and 2 dogs with no A/C.

Wife not happy and myself even more unhappy. Now to see what we can do to get A/C working while driving.

What vacation?

Looks like calls to Nate & Bob on Monday.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
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rgmiller 32, I feel your pain, I hope it will get better. Hopefully everything will be a simple and not expensive fix..Good Luck
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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Oh neaux, not a genny failure. I am all too familiar with that. If you get a chance can you post the primary and secondary error code.
Also, before failure, did you hear a loud clicking sound?
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:51 PM   #4
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We have a Thor before our Sportscoach and there was an Onan recall for the fuel pump. The issue sounds similar. Try the following (from the Onan manual):
Following the shutdown, watch the lights on the switch. A single blink is overheat, 2 blinks is oil pressure, and 3 blinks is "other". For 1 or 3 blinks, hit the stop button once and resord the number of blinks to get additional fault codes. Here is a link to the manual with codes: www.cumminsonan.com/www/pdf/manuals/981-0161.pdf
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:44 PM   #5
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dflick,
Your reference is not for the genset he has.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:15 PM   #6
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Sorry to read this!! Hope this gets sorted out quick for you all. Keep us posted and I'll send positive thoughts your way.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:09 PM   #7
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Quick up date from today. Left the campgrounds near Disney with the generator running. Approximately 20 minutes later it died, stopped at a Wally Work near Saint Petersburg, FL and propped the generator compartment door open. Generator ran for approximately 1 to 1-1/4 hours no problem. Closed compartment door and started driving after 15 minutes unit shut down. Arrived at Fort Desoto, FL and set up camp. Unit cools down generator runs. Looks to be heat related, fuel pump gets louder as it gets warmer.
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Yep. You are overheating and your fuel pump is shutting the genny down. To verify that, you will see an error code of 36. Your gen. will become harder to start and the runtime will shorten as the fuel pump is damaged. You can have the fuel pump replaced (under warranty) but you will not solve the problem until you get some ambient air in the genny intake AND shield it from the coach engine heat.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:54 PM   #9
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I'm late to this thread, but the problem with the generator shutting off could be the water heater is still on electric and with the A/C combined with other loads, it's simply overloaded.
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No electric heating element on the Pursuit. Only gas for the hot water heater. There is no provisions to get fresh cool air into the generator intake. Pulls air from under the coach near the engine and exhaust.
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