Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-06-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
Member
 
Maestro402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Versailles
Posts: 89
Switch from Gen to Shore Power

Friends

When getting to an rv park for camping I normally do the following:

1. Turn off AC
2. Turn off Gen (right now in summer)
3. Plug into shore power.
4. Turn on AC and then other things.

Is this process the right steps. Or could I plug in shore power then power down gen without turning off AC?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Maestro
--------------------------------------
"Life is better in my RV"
Maestro402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 04:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
abarkl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Phoenix, AZ (2008 Seneca 35GS Diesel)
Posts: 971
Generator engines operate best when cycled through a warm up and cool down period with no load.
Damage to the transfer switch can occur with both shore and genset power applied. Typically built and wired transfer switches have the genset as the preferred source.
The local genset breakers can be used to disconnect it from the RV.
__________________

abarkl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 04:21 PM   #3
Member
 
Maestro402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Versailles
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by abarkl View Post
Generator engines operate best when cycled through a warm up and cool down period with no load.
Damage to the transfer switch can occur with both shore and genset power applied. Typically built and wired transfer switches have the genset as the preferred source.
The local genset breakers can be used to disconnect it from the RV.
Gotcha so my process is correct but i need to not only allow it to warm up but cool down under no load prior to shutdown? Definitely want to take care of my gen.
__________________
Maestro
--------------------------------------
"Life is better in my RV"
Maestro402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 04:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
abarkl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Phoenix, AZ (2008 Seneca 35GS Diesel)
Posts: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maestro402 View Post
Gotcha so my process is correct but i need to not only allow it to warm up but cool down under no load prior to shutdown? Definitely want to take care of my gen.
That is the general recommendation for most engines.
abarkl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 04:29 PM   #5
Member
 
Maestro402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Versailles
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by abarkl View Post
That is the general recommendation for most engines.


Thank u much


Maestro402
------------
"Life is better in my RV"
__________________
Maestro
--------------------------------------
"Life is better in my RV"
Maestro402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.