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Topic: 94 Georgie Boy Custom Generator Transfer Switch location.

Posted By: CathySue on 03/26/10 04:22pm

My 94 Georgie Boy Custom RV has a Kohler Generator and it starts good and runs good but does not power the appliances inside the coach. I checked all the breaker switches and they are all on. I suspect I have a bad generator transfer switch. My problem is I can't find where it is located can someone tell me where to look for it?


Posted By: scottmohr on 03/26/10 04:39pm

my 94 GB did not have a transfer switch, you had to plug it in,on the driver side in the back where the power cord is






Posted By: Rog & Nan on 03/26/10 06:29pm

OUR '96 also has an outlet inside the electrical/tv compartment at the back of the unit and you must plug your outside cord into it in order to get power inside of unit. The only time ours is unplugged from that internal outlet is when it is plugged into a CG outlet.


Rog & Nan
'96 Cruise Master
32' no slide (love it)
'99 SW2 Saturn Toad
Roadmaster Tow & Brake
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Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 03/26/10 10:22pm

Same here on our 1993. There are breakers at the bottom right corner of our generator that can get tripped I guess.

If your shore power cord is not connected to the outlet in the electrical bay as several have stated that should be your problem.

It is a nice and simple solution that makes owning older MH's a little less stressful/expensive to own.


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 03/28/10 07:01pm

CathySue wrote:

CathySue wrote:

My 94 Georgie Boy Custom RV has a Kohler Generator and it starts good and runs good but does not power the appliances inside the coach. I checked all the breaker switches and they are all on. I suspect I have a bad generator transfer switch. My problem is I can't find where it is located can someone tell me where to look for it?


You guys are the greatest. We have been searching for a box that did not exist. My 94 Georgie Boy does not a generator transfer switch either. We found the plug for the generator in the electrical box area and pluged it and now everything works on the generator. Sorry we are newbies but we are learning thanks to you. We appreciate everyones help.


Hey three years ago I was looking for things people posted about too only to learn they were never going to be an issue because we did not have them.


Posted By: CathySue on 03/27/10 03:49pm

CathySue wrote:

My 94 Georgie Boy Custom RV has a Kohler Generator and it starts good and runs good but does not power the appliances inside the coach. I checked all the breaker switches and they are all on. I suspect I have a bad generator transfer switch. My problem is I can't find where it is located can someone tell me where to look for it?


You guys are the greatest. We have been searching for a box that did not exist. My 94 Georgie Boy does not a generator transfer switch either. We found the plug for the generator in the electrical box area and pluged it and now everything works on the generator. Sorry we are newbies but we are learning thanks to you. We appreciate everyones help.


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 04/23/10 12:59pm

OK that is great news because you heard the AC run off the generator.

Ours has 2 AC units on the roof and there is a switch mounted in the front kick panel of the bed frame. UP is for front and Down is for rear. Got to run but you are getting there. Later


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 04/22/10 09:45pm

Check the voltage at 120 v outlets and see if you are getting anything. Then check the 30 amp RV plug from your generator. If nothing there check breakers on the lower right front of the generator. If still nothing coming directly from the generator expect to have to do some low level trouble shooting on generator.

Welcome and the old GB's age quite well. Sure they need things but are not complex systems to work on.


Posted By: GB32 on 04/23/10 09:59am

Thanks Gale, the generator is very low hours and seems to be running fine. The A/C was demonstrated for me when I purchased the RIG, but it wouldn't turn on when I tested it after the drive home. I'm sure I'm just not doing something right . . thanks for those basic troubleshoot tips. I'll let everyone know how it works out.


Posted By: GB32 on 04/22/10 08:01pm

Bumping this thread. . . . I just bought '96 Georgie Boy Pursuit. It also has the generator plug. The generator plug is plugged in, and generator running, but my roof/AC and microwave don't work. The fridge will work, but I'm not sure if that is running off gas.

Also the radio doesn't work.I guess I'll have to look at the breakers/fuses?

Questions:
Anything else I should look at other than breakers fuses?
Are the breakers/fuses all in where the electrical plug for the generator/shore power are?
Does anybody else have a switch on cabinet facing under the kitchen sink? If so, what is that switch?

I hope not too many questions for this thread. Thanks for any help : )


Posted By: GB32 on 04/23/10 08:04pm

Thanks Gale, I finally found the generator's breakers hidden on the side of it, behind something that obscures their view. Once I got the breaker turned on and started the generator, the outlets, A/C, and microwave all worked inside the coach. . .Thanks again for your help.

Question: what does the generator backing off, and revving up, consistently indicate. Only 80+ hours on the generator, so I highly doubt that the generator needs a tune up.

It did seen to start running smoothly once the breaker was on and the A/C was on. Almost like it backs off when it doesn't have anything using the power it's generating.


Posted By: GB32 on 04/22/10 08:03pm

by the way. . .when I flip the switch under the cabinet, the switch lights for a moment and then goes out quickly.


Posted By: GB32 on 04/22/10 08:05pm

I'm sorry, in my previous post . . . I meant "flip the switch under the sink the switch lights up for a moment and then goes out"


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