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Old 07-27-2015, 01:36 AM   #1
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I just bought a 94 Dodge Ram class B made by leisure travel.
I got the generator to start but was puzzled why the microwave & a/c had no power to it. On shore power they both worked fine. All switches on fuse panel are on (up position ).
2) water pump turns on and tank is full but only get a good spurt when just Turning it on then 1 sec later it's a very weak dribble.
3) lit the propane refrigerator but didn't think it stayed on because I saw no flame in dinky window so shut it off. Next day felt the rear tubes of the frig and they were hot! So it was working but feeling the inside it was not cold? What's up?
Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.

I believe I can only answer #2. You either have a crimp or a leak somewhere.

When the pump turns on the pressure builds. Then the pump shuts off when it sees the required pressure but something is preventing flow.

You can find your Owners Manual at the link below.

Leisure Travel Vans - Owners Manuals
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the rapid reply & link Bruceper.
The water pump is loud and takes about 30 seconds for it to stop. Could the filter be clogged?
Leisure travel doesn't seem to list a class B in 1994?? Am I wrong???
From googling I'll have to see if the generator has a circuit breaker on it to see if it tripped. Fuse box is ok.
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Does your frig take a full day to get cold??? 24hrs?
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I have a 96 class b and my fridge took overnight to get going and it was barely working on LP gas so I plugged it into shore power and switched to electric. It then got cold and has worked well on all three settings. I think my fridge hadn't been run in a very long time by the previous owner . It might have needed the 110 power to get it boiling. Some here have talked about having to burp it. Take it out and turning it upside down. Then trying to bench test on 110.
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Your generator does have a breaker built into it.
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Interesting, I didn't look at the links on the page I sent you. The closest class B manual I could see was 1995. While it might not be exact, it could help.
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Interesting, I didn't look at the links on the page I sent you. The closest class B manual I could see was 1995. While it might not be exact, it could help.
Thanks Bruce!
I think I figured out why generator wasn't powering outlets! I don't have a automatic transfer switch on my 1994....I physically have to take the shore power long cord and plug it into an outlet where I store the cord. The outlet comes out of the generator!!! Haven't tried it yet cuz i'm using shore [power to boil up my frig at the moment. I also figured out the power outlet tripped it's ground fault behind the frig so that's why if wouldn't get hot on shore power! The coils in the back of the frig is now hot to the touch so something is happening. I'll check the interior in a few hours to see if it works.
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Your generator does have a breaker built into it.
Thanks Stan. Now I can't see it-only feel a toggle and can't tell if it should be up or down. I have to get one of those automotive mirrors on a stick to see what it says. Is yours a toggle and is it up or down for normal?
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I have a 96 class b and my fridge took overnight to get going and it was barely working on LP gas so I plugged it into shore power and switched to electric. It then got cold and has worked well on all three settings. I think my fridge hadn't been run in a very long time by the previous owner . It might have needed the 110 power to get it boiling. Some here have talked about having to burp it. Take it out and turning it upside down. Then trying to bench test on 110.
My old smaller RV had a house hold 110 current refrigerator in it that fired up really fast on my solar panels. I could also hear it right away due to the compressor buzzing which tells you it's working. This propane, 12v-shore power stuff is way different and slowwwww. I guess it's best to plug into shore power the night before you want to use it...then switch to 12volt while driving?????...then when you get to your spot switch to propane????? Does that sound right? Lot's of hum bug steps to follow and remember.
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