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But the heaters and a/c won’t run at the same time, will they? I thought the summer/winter protected that.
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When 120 volts is generated it picks the relay in the control box and lights the 'RUN' light on the start/stop switches in the coach. Since the gennie keeps running, as Andy said, you are generating voltage and therefore the 'RUN' lights should be ON.
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But the heaters and a/c won’t run at the same time, will they? I thought the summer/winter protected that.
THe Summer/Winter switch is for the Sporlan valves to control coolant flow in the chassis heaters. It does not effect the electric heaters or AC's. (at least in the older coaches like ours)
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THe Summer/Winter switch is for the Sporlan valves to control coolant flow in the chassis heaters. It does not effect the electric heaters or AC's. (at least in the older coaches like ours)
Sure. I don’t know what I was thinking. But at least on mine, the electric heaters and the overhead airs will not run simultaneously.
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Stick I didn't see an answer to whether your generator fan is running, and if your generator start/stop switch is lit up? Also, is anything 120v related working when the generator is running? Any 120v lights, any outlets, blender etc? Or nothing unless on shore power?
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Check the breakers up on the firewall next to the generator tray (passenger side)- make sure they are "ON"..Then, confirm that the cooling fan is running (it will not run with the breakers off.
Thanks, Shane, and others who pointed me to those breakers. I flipped them on, and, voila!

Now I need to try and figure out why they tripped in the first place.
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Sure. I don’t know what I was thinking. But at least on mine, the electric heaters and the overhead airs will not run simultaneously.
They will try to run simultaneously, right up until a breaker pops, which is about instant. If you don't have any popped breakers in the main panel then this isn't your problem.
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Stick I didn't see an answer to whether your generator fan is running, and if your generator start/stop switch is lit up? Also, is anything 120v related working when the generator is running? Any 120v lights, any outlets, blender etc? Or nothing unless on shore power?
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OK, even though you were able to solve my problem this time, I’d still like to know the likely cause of the breakers in the generator compartment to trip.

I was plugged into shore power and my transfer switch was set correctly to 50 amp shore, so I can’t see how a surge would have done this. We have had some pretty bad electrical storms, but nothing on the shore circuit tripped.


I know I need surge protection,but can’t see that it would have helped here.

By the way, I sure appreciate you guys and all the help you provide.
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Stick- those are 35 to 40 yr-old breakers in a hot, damp, wet, cold, dry, wet again unprotected environment... full of chocking diesel exhaust fumes... they are allowed to have a tantrum now and then.

I managed to pop mine once... by running the A/C's, heaters, block heater all simultaneously in an effort to bake some carbon out of the ol' Perkins 4.108... It worked! But the breaker tripped after 20 mins of that type of current.
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