Seems like we've got several Genesis system problems cropping up but mine is a little different than the others, which I've read over.
I've got a 2013 Rockwood 2703WS with a Geneis GT-3.0 unit. Everything has been working fine (I think.
When I first got the trailer, I installed a 250W solar system with a Samlux 1000W modified sine power inverter, all exactly the way the instructions say. All functions of the GT-3.0 were working fine. I've had the trailer out four times since June 6, when I picked it up from the dealer. No problems with the GT-3.0 that I know of before this last (4th) time and after I installed the inverter
After setting the trailer up this last (4th) time, I noticed that the power tongue jack foot wasn't centered on the supporting blocks I'd placed underneath it. I had already leveled the trailer and had the Genesis radio playing.
Being the perfectionist that I try to be..
I thought, "I should center the jack foot." I did, hooking the truck back up, raising the foot, centering it on the support blocks and unhooking the truck.
It was almost 6 in the evening so I thought I might as well turn on the inverter so I could watch a movie later. I flipped on the inverter power switch and went inside.
(Two actions taken
. Operating the power jack and
switching on the inverter.)
I went inside the trailer and the radio was making a really loud shrieking noise. It wasn't doing it when I went outside and I'd never had the noise on any of the previous three camping trips. My immediate reaction was that the power jack had caused some kind of noise suppression circuit in the GT-3.0 to blow and I was mad as hell with myself for not turning off the radio before operating the power jack.
....The rest of the GT-3.0 systems (DVD, CD) were working fine as before (only the radio had the shrieking noise).
I watched a movie.
The next morning I turned on the radio and the noise was still there so I turned it off. From my camping spot, I called the dealer, explained the loud shrieking noise and they said they would order a new Genesis unit. (I know this post is a little long but I want to make a clear picture of the problem.)
Still morning, I mauled the situation over and over in my mind
. I turned on the radio again and it was shrieking again but saw it was off channel and after tuning it, the noise was less noticeable (AM channels pick up more noise.)
I called the dealer back and sheepishly told them the unit seemed to be working okay and they said they would cancel the order for a new one.
I'm still mauling it over and over in my mind
. Then it hit me! The night before when the problem first started, I had flipped the inverter on after
I ran the power jack. I'd then turned off the inverter after watching a movie and went to bed.
So...I went outside, opened up the front storage unit where the inverter is located (less than two feet from the batteries) and flipped the power switch on and went back inside. The radio was shrieking again!
So now, to watch the TV and play a DVD, I have to turn off the radio (if it's on), go outside and turn on the inverter, come back inside, turn on the radio and quickly turn the volume down, insert a DVD then turn the volume back up. It's either this process or listen to a shrieking sound system until the disc finishes loading.
Bottom line: Everything was working fine after I installed the inverter and used the trailer and Genesis system three times previously. No noise from the GT-3.0. It was only after I used the power jack this last time. So now I'm wondering if I did in fact mess up a noise suppression circuit in the Genesis unit when I operated the power jack, allowing electronic interference from the inverter to get through. Or...did the GT-3.0 just develop the problem?
One of the posts on Genesis unit problems said we have someone on the forum with lots of expertise on the units. I hope I've suffienciently laid out the problem.
Thanks everyone for your patience.