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Old 03-09-2018, 10:42 AM   #21
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What happened?
Nothing as far as I know !!!
Just does not seem right to do it that way !!!
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Nothing as far as I know !!!
Just does not seem right to do it that way !!!
OK Thanks. You made it sound like something happened. If the shore cord is plugged into the shore, the generator only supplies power to the 30 amp outlet in the rear storage compartment and nothing else. If nothing is plugged into it, nothing happens. Others are correct here that the generator needs to run every so often (with a heavy load - AC, big electric heater, etc). It's wise to run it to clear out any gas that will gum it up if it is not run. I learned that lesson the hard way - $900 later on a prior motorhome.
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OK Thanks. You made it sound like something happened. If the shore cord is plugged into the shore, the generator only supplies power to the 30 amp outlet in the rear storage compartment and nothing else. If nothing is plugged into it, nothing happens. Others are correct here that the generator needs to run every so often (with a heavy load - AC, big electric heater, etc). It's wise to run it to clear out any gas that will gum it up if it is not run. I learned that lesson the hard way - $900 later on a prior motorhome.
I hear ya !!!
Last year we replaced the Carburetor in the Spring,,,
& the Fuel Pump in the fall !!!
Even though I exercise it several time during the Summer !!!
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Nothing as far as I know !!!
Just does not seem right to do it that way !!!
Your motor home will have either the shore power plug that you need to physically move to the generator output or a transfer switch. Neither of these will enable you to cause any damage by running the generator while connected to shore power...you just won't be providing it a load if it is physically moving the plug.
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Your motor home will have either the shore power plug that you need to physically move to the generator output or a transfer switch. Neither of these will enable you to cause any damage by running the generator while connected to shore power...you just won't be providing it a load if it is physically moving the plug.
Must have a transfer switch,,, because it was running off the Generator,,,
I could tell when I turned in the heater,,, by the sound of the enarator !!!
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Must have a transfer switch,,, because it was running off the Generator,,,
I could tell when I turned in the heater,,, by the sound of the enarator !!!
Thanks !!!
My 2015 FR3 didn't come with an automatic transfer switch and it wasn't an option at the time of new purchase. Perhaps newer models do or someone installed one. It's easy to tell if one has an automatic transfer switch (ATS). First, plug in shore cord to a shore outlet and leave the generator off. Turn on the AC or plug in a 110v heater. Start the generator. Unplug the shore cord. If AC or heater stop running, you don't have a functioning automatic transfer switch.

To further muddy the water, when I installed an ATS into my FR3, I could pick the ATS priority of either generator or shore power based upon how I wired the connections.
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