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Old 07-20-2015, 12:59 PM   #41
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AugerN, this is unchartered territory for me as well. Thanks for the great question.
Norty1, thank you for the word of caution as well.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:41 PM   #42
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Took my 35UN back to dealer this week for all electrical shutting off while on the road. I have told them 10 times to check the wires coming out of back of generator. They finally did and found some loose. Maybe it's fixed now. Then the generator shut off on the way home when I stopped fast and hit these washboard roads we have in Oklahoma
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:06 PM   #43
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Keep the oil level right at full all the time. Seemed to solve our issue.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:17 AM   #44
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I've replaced my transfer switch and am still not sure it functions properly.
It works, but it struggles with switching over, and sometimes makes a pretty large bang when it does. Anyone else experience this?
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Mine is still working but takes its time switching and when it does its loud.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:45 AM   #46
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I've never had a generator or a transfer switch.
Is this normal?
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:03 PM   #47
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I've replaced my transfer switch and am still not sure it functions properly.
It works, but it struggles with switching over, and sometimes makes a pretty large bang when it does. Anyone else experience this?
Then you posted

"I've never had a generator or a transfer switch.
Is this normal?"

No - this is not normal, we all have both a genny and a transfer switch.
Remember, you just replaced yours.

A loud thump is a good thing when you connect to a source of power. That is the transfer switch closing the contacts to close the circuit.

The transfer switch senses line voltage either from the genny or the shore plug and mechanically connects contacts so the power source is available to the RV. The contacts slamming together is the sound you hear - perfectly normal.
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never had one before this unit. I guess that wasn't obvious enough.
All this stuff is new to me is all...
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:10 PM   #49
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Ha Ha, Joe - gotcha!! Your comments make good sense now.


Everyone reading - - - if you are a first time owner and have no experience with RV electrical, ALWAYS shut off all 120V loads BEFORE you start or stop the genny OR connect or unplug your shore power plug from a pedestal.


Having heavy loads such as A/C turned on will cause the contacts in the transfer box to arc which shortens the life of them dramatically.


Normal performance is to hear the transfer switch make a thump noise when the shore power begins, normally when the plug blades enter the socket.


When starting the Onan genny, it will normally run a minute or two before the transfer switch connects. This gives the engine time to warm and find correct RPM before pulling a load.


In our Precept coaches the transfer switch is located under the master bed.


ALSO, very important, if you hear the transfer switch clicking over and over there is too much load turned on. It is trying to engage but senses the load and backs off. You will need to find the load and remove it to correct this condition. Usually this will be an A/c in the on position.
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Again mowdoc, great info. Thank you.
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