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RE: Surge suppressor keeps thumping in EMS panel

Just using a cheap analog meter. I think I got it at an auto parts store a long time ago:)
iradi8 04/20/15 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge suppressor keeps thumping in EMS panel

We turned the generator on and it doesn't make the clunking sound/cut off the power. Ran all appliances for over 1 hour on genset and had no issues. Switched to the 30A shore power breaker and back to the same problem with it trying to disconnect multiple times. Switched back to 50A shore power and measured the input voltage on both lines while monitoring for the disconnect and it disconnected several times with no movement on the voltage meter on either input line. Incidentally, I did have the generator serviced along with my yearly PM right before this trip. Could that have anything to do with it? It's almost like the transfer switch is trying to switch over to generator power/shore power. I took the cover off of the Surge Guard 40250 to make sure there wasn't any dust/dirt and also to make sure all connections were okay. I can see the blue switch go up and down when this is happening.
iradi8 04/20/15 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge suppressor keeps thumping in EMS panel

How big of a job is it to replace the transfer switch? Is this something a mobile repair person could do? My husband will try to check the connections to make sure they are tight. Since he is not here for me to ask, is it obvious where the transfer switch is so that he can check this? He may know, but figured I'd try to find out just in case. We are at the Disney campground. They came out and checked it out at the post and it was fine. He changed the breaker just in case and it's still doing it. We are headed to St. Louis in a couple of days. If it's still doing it there, does anyone know a mobile repair person near there? Thanks everyone!
iradi8 04/19/15 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
Surge suppressor keeps thumping in EMS panel

We haven't used our RV in a while. Now this is our fifth night in the RV and since the third night there is a loud, intermittent thumping noise coming from the electrical panel where the circuit breakers and surge suppression switch are. It does it late at night for a while and then stops. It also does it a bit during the day. Tonight the power went off for a few seconds after the loud thumping noise. The screen doesn't change when this happens. It shows 118v and 119v. This has never happened to us before, so don't know what to check. Anyone know what this could be? On an email list I'm on, I was told that it could be the house batteries. Not sure what to do...
iradi8 04/18/15 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
Pasadena, Texas RV park Just Passn Through -- any opinion?

Has anyone ever stayed at this rv park, Just Passn Through, in Pasadena, Texas? There is only one mediocre review on rvparkreviews. My son has a competition only a few miles away and we will likely be going back and forth a lot between the two places. It would only be three nights. Thanks.
iradi8 01/17/15 12:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Batteries dead...won't start

I apologize for not updating sooner. My husband works 12 hour days and has been working a lot lately. So, he hasn't been able to do anything with the RV for the last week and a half. He bought new chassis batteries and put them in yesterday. It started right up and we took it for a drive for about an hour. We'll keep an eye on these batteries to make sure there is not a problem with them draining. I want to thank everyone who responded to my previous emails about this problem. You are all very appreciated!
iradi8 11/22/14 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries dead...won't start

Have one of the batteries on a charger for the last six hours and needle hasn't budged. It does not appear that the battery is drawing any current from the charger. I'll check it again in the morning. Thanks again everyone! Wayne
iradi8 11/10/14 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries dead...won't start

Okay, back to the drawing board. Not taking the batteries in yet or getting new ones. Going to try charging them with a battery charger first.
iradi8 11/10/14 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries dead...won't start

Okay, no corrosion anywhere. All connections look good. I cleaned off a little road dust. Ground looks intact. Fuse looks okay. So, then I plugged the RV back in, turned the charger on and measured the voltage across the cables that connect to the batteries from positive to negative without the battery in place. I am getting 13.8v across the circuit. So, it appears that the charger is trying to charge the batteries, but they won't take the charge. I have a Freightliner dealer/service 30 miles from home. I am taking the chassis batteries over there to have them load test them. I suspect I'll be buying new ones. Thanks, Wayne
iradi8 11/10/14 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries dead...won't start

Didn't see any corrosion anywhere yet. Still working on looking at everything. The house batteries have between 6.2 and 6.4 each. I pulled the chassis batteries completely and measured them independently. One has 2 and the other has 3. Can the charger even charge them if the voltage is that low? Wayne (Sloan's better half)
iradi8 11/10/14 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries dead...won't start

Thanks everyone. I am not off of work during the day again until tomorrow, so I won't be able to check it out again until then. I will report back when I do.
iradi8 11/09/14 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
Batteries dead...won't start

Tried to start the RV after not using it for a while and it won't start. It was connected to shore power (30 amp) the entire time with battery switches on and the charger on. The water level on the house batteries is fine, and the chassis batteries are no maintenance batteries.When attempting to start, it gets momentary current and attempts to start. Then it stops and the entire dash display goes dark. Tried to use auxiliary start (boost) and get power to dash display, but still will not turn over. According to the manual, chassis batteries should be charged by the charger when connected to shore power. I also ran the generator for three hours, but it didn't help. Not sure what to do next. Any ideas?
iradi8 11/08/14 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Will GSRA give a jump to my motorhome?

Our RV batteries are dead. It is at our home, so it's not an emergency. Has anyone ever used GSRA for a jump on a Class A Diesel? Thanks.
iradi8 11/08/14 05:56pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: My post disappeared

read the user agreement. I did. Can you tell me what I missed in it? I did see this... In connection with User Content, you further agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us and our Service Provider all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business; or (v) impersonate another person. I did none of those things. I sent a pm to the moderator but haven't heard anything.
iradi8 08/24/14 05:18pm Forum Technical Support
RE: My post disappeared

Okay, now the second one disappeared. I am not trying to sell my RV on here! I am just trying to get information. I'm so disappointed in this forum:(
iradi8 08/23/14 09:50am Forum Technical Support
RE: My post disappeared

I wasn't trying to sell my RV on here, so I don't know why it was deleted. I didn't link to any of my ads or anything. I was asking a question about determining sales price and also if anyone knew of any websites where I could find actual "sold" prices. Oh well...
iradi8 08/22/14 09:09pm Forum Technical Support
My post disappeared

I posted a message earlier today, but I don't see it on the forum. Also, when I look at "My Posts" under my profile, it's not there. I know it was there earlier after I posted it because when I looked it had several views, but no responses. Is it possible for my post to disappear?
iradi8 08/22/14 07:53pm Forum Technical Support
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