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Old 07-11-2015, 12:46 PM   #21
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OK.....here is the FOLLOW UP on not having AC with the generator running in our 31 UL:
Diagnosis revealed the generator was only putting 46 VAC to the transfer switch. The tech then traced the wiring. There is a junction box located behind the generator. I believe it is mounted on the frame or between the frame and the drive shaft.
A bad connection on the neutral wire was found.
Once secured, the generator puts out 120 VAC and all is cooling perfectly.
For those of you who have had off again, on again with AC power on the road with your generator on, I would certainly start with that junction box and connections.
Hope this helps,
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:36 AM   #22
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Thanks Darrell, I have a folder where I'm putting all this good stuff for latter reference.

Thanks again.

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Old 07-12-2015, 08:46 AM   #23
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You are welcome Don. It sometimes seems a bit overwhelming when "stuff" just keeps malfunctioning. I was once told by a certified tech that our systems are basically experiencing a tornado and earthquake each mile they travel down the road. I was also told "80% of the things that go wrong with an RV are simple fixes with the vast majority fixable by DIY".
I have a folder too..............it has become quite large. LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Keep on keeping on and have fun as you go,
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Same to you and yours!!!!
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:59 PM   #25
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Anybody know how much stuff you can run with the generator while driving. I don't know the math. Can both ac's run off the generator with the fridge and micro? I had the generator issue on my trip out west. everything would kick off while the generator was running; fridge would trip to gas; then come back on later. Didn't know if it was because I was running too much stuff, but breakers never popped.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:25 PM   #26
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I would think that running all you mentioned at the sane time would be at the limit or above what the generator can handle. In the On an book is a load chart you can check. I normally run both ac units and the fridge with no trouble.
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I know that we've traveled with the gen running. Both AC's, fridge running, and intermittently used the microwave with no problems. But I haven't done the math!
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I didn't try to run both ac's again after the first time it went down. 1 ac wasn't enough to combat the heat during tge many 8 hour drive days heading out west. It was 80 something in the RV the whole time.
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Joe, The generator experience is all new to me so the manual is my only source.
The spec page indicates 5500 watts @ 3600 rpm. To me that means max output.
Then in a few spaces it states 2400 rpm. So would 2400 rpm be normal operating speed?
If that is the equation.....3.7 Loading the Genset, Table 2....typical appliance loads lists the sppliances & load in the manual.
So using that table, if you have 2 ACs on & the fridge, you could possibly be using 5000 watts of power or real close to max output.
I have operated 1 AC, fridge & a box fan going down the road.
Is my math right?
Any insight would be appreciated.
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Also, we don't rely solely on the ACs blowers and use our box fans to move air. When on the road we also shut all ceiling vents except 1 in the hall & 2 closest to the cockpit. That helps force the majority of air to the front.
Our equation with only 2 days exception, is there are only the 2 of us on board.
More people generate more heat. We have also been really fortunate to travel in mostly under 92 degree temps....NOT driving directly into the sun.
A lot of variables
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