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Old 08-08-2015, 11:42 PM   #1
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Hi, I have owned my 98' Rt 190 for 5 years and never used the gen to power anything. I always ran the gen on occasion to make sure it was ok. Recently I was camping at Diamond Lake, Oregon and they had no hookups. I started the gen but the A/C and other electrical stuff did not work. The day before I was at a site with hookups and everything worked. How is the gen plugged into the Rt electrical system? thanks, bobow
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Hi, I have owned my 98' Rt 190 for 5 years and never used the gen to power anything. I always ran the gen on occasion to make sure it was ok. Recently I was camping at Diamond Lake, Oregon and they had no hookups. I started the gen but the A/C and other electrical stuff did not work. The day before I was at a site with hookups and everything worked. How is the gen plugged into the Rt electrical system? thanks, bobow

there is a breaker on the onan itself. if tripped it will run but not deliver any of it's power
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Thanks gerry for the quick reply. Bob
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Plug shore power plug into your van receptacle. Some don't do it automatically. Threw me off for a while until I figured it out. DUH
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Maui,

Your response differs from Gerry's. I have not been to my Rt since the question (in temporary storage) but will look into your answer as well as Gerry's. Both sound feasible. I have the Onan manual which is in the van, and see if they elaborate. Not sure if there is a way to plug the shore line into the van.

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Gerrys idea is good as well. It could be either. My older 1994 Dodge Leisure Travel class B doesn't switch from shore power to generator automactically. I physically have to take the plug that you normally use for shore power and bring back to my rig in the same compartment I store the long power cord. I found a female recepticle and plug it in there. Now it gets it's power from the generator only. I hope that makes sense.
Let us know what you found out.
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The circuit breaker needed to be reset. It seems as if the breaker wants to turn off. So problem could be in need of a new circuit breaker or a short somewhere.
Will continue to explore, first by replacing the circuit breaker.

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To Gerry & Maui, The Onan generator with the breaker reset now stays reset and the A/C works just fine without tripping the breaker. So no need for a new breaker.

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Great to hear an easy fix
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