RV 2004 Monaco Camelot: running on generator power. Same problem with both roof

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    Samuel Millerposted 15 months ago

    RV 2004 Monaco Camelot: running on generator power. Same problem with both roof A/C's -- the A/C

    comes on with normal amp surge, then settles in to normal running amp load, but within a few seconds, the amps surge so high the generator cuts off power to the RV.

    What is going on here?

  2. Don Bobbitt profile image94
    Don Bobbittposted 15 months ago

    First, turn OFF the AC units and turn on your other appliances that run on 120-VAC. Try to et to a decent load level on your Gen. Your Fridge (in AC mode, your Coffee Pot and an Iron are good current draws to use. If the Generator works OK with this load for ten minutes or so, then your Gen is probably not your culprit. I would then suspect your Power Control panel for turning OFF the power to the RV.
    Of course, the Gen could be the core problem but only when you have a high load (over 50%) on it.
    Also, try to put a meter on your AC Voltage to watch for a "sag" in level when this happens.
    Good Luck!

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    Samuel Millerposted 15 months ago

    This is Samuel again... 48 hours after initially experiencing the problem I originally posted. More facts:
    1) One of the air conditioners runs normally using either generator or shore power; the other one appears to exhibit the original issue of starting, surging, and shutting down, with this exception: when on shore power, the A/C shuts down, but the rest of the RV maintains power.
    2) The shore power has a surge protector installed. One leg of the surge protector has been "blown" -- I have returned it for replacement.

    A question: is the Power Control panel the same as the Power Transfer panel?
    If not, please clarify what it is, and suggestions about diagnosing any issues with that panel.


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