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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.

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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.

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generator voltage
by: Anonymous

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

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!

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.

by: bill arnold

Check the ground wire in main control box

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