Save 50% Off of Campsites with Passport America

I am getting no power from my RV's generator

by Savoy
(Meigs County, Ohio)

I have a 1995 Gulf Stream Ultra. It does not have an automatic power transfer switch- you must plug the RV power cord into the generator outlet or plug the cord into shore power. The problem I’m having is that 50% of the time, there is no power from the generator to the outlet. If I turn the breakers on the generator on and off, cross my fingers, then I will get power to the outlet. Sometimes not.

I have thoroughly checked the breakers on the generator and am 80% sure its not the breakers. Any other suggestions, then? Thank you for any help you could give me!

ANSWER: Greetings Savoy thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Based on the description of your symptoms there could be several causes including bad or weak breakers on the generator itself. The wiring on the generator outlet could be loose or corroded. You could also have an issue with a ground.

Leave your RV repair bills to us—Good Sam Extended Service Plan

There could also be some internal problems with the generator itself. You are going to have to take your RV in and have it checked out.

Sorry that I could not be of more help.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Protect your RV and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service Today and save!

Happy RVing

RVing Al

Don't Forget To Visit The Everything About RVing Stores.  If It Has To Do With RVing And The Outdoors The EARV Stores Have What You Are Looking For!

RV Accessories - Sporting Goods - RVing and Travel Books and How To Videos - Kindle Accessories and Books - The RVers Gift Shop - The RVer Mall - Buy or Sell An RV


Comments for I am getting no power from my RV's generator

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
generator voltage
by: Anonymous

it may be possible the your voltage regular is going bad on your generator

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Same problem
by: Anonymous

Had the same problem and in my case the cause was not using the generator enough. These things need to be run to keep them right. What it amounted to on mine was the gen brushes had gotten dirty. I found that I was able to run the rpm up on the genset by manually controlling the carb throttle, this cleaned up the brushes and cleared the problem. Since that time, I try to run the gen with a load on it for 20 minutes every month and if we have a rainstorm, I prefer to operate it again the following day to dry out the windings, etc in the gen. The more a gen sits the more problems you are going to have with it. Good luck!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
generator
by: Jennifer

Try checking your GFI breaker inside the coach. I've had this happen to me before and the GFI in my bathroom had gone bad.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
ground
by: bill arnold

Check the ground wire in main control box

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask An RV Question.

Recommended Reading For You







Good Sam Roadside

Good Sam Travel Assist

Click Here