Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-16-2011, 03:51 AM   #1
Enot
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Default AC supply trouble

Hi seniors,

For the first sorry for my worst English.
I have a trouble with AC power supply system in my 2004 GulfStream Crescendo 8386. When I connect 50A cable to external AC power port there is no power in coach. But when I start generator everything works fine. Coach is located in Spain, and as you think there is no Americam RV specialist. Local electrician found that it could be a short circuit somewhere in coach. So can you help me with any information about AC power supply . Where is located AC main breakers, 50A cable connectors ? May be anybody has wiring diagrams?

Thanks,
Enot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
03heritagerider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 389
Default Re: AC supply trouble

Your English is fine! You have me at a disadvantage, because I do not speak Spanish.

My main breakers are located on the side of the bed platform

I had a similar problem to what you describe, and before you pay someone to fix it, you can check this yourself. I'm hoping your system is similar to mine.

* Lift the mattress platform and look under it.
* There should be a box with heavy wires going into and out of it. This is where the power lines come into the Motor Home, then go out to the wall outlets.
* It should be marked Automatic Transfer Switch and it should look like this photograph
* Get a voltage tester.
* Carefully remove the cover of the box.
* Disconnect the 50A power line and start the generator.
* Test the lines for power going into and coming out of the box. Since you said that everything works when the generator is running, you should have power coming into and going out of the box.
* Turn off the generator and plug in the 50A line and test again.
* If you have an inverter, turn off the generator, and disconnect the 50A line.
* Turn on the inverter and test again.
* If you have power coming into the box for each test, but not out for any of the tests, then the Automatic Transfer Switch has failed.

You can find one on the internet for less than $100.00U.S. and they are very easy to replace.
This is one choice, but you can find others by searching for the name on your box. http://store.thesolarbiz.com/online/Pro ... 40050%2c51


If this is not the problem, I'm sure someone else will be on here to give you other things to test.

Good luck.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IOT-32002-261.jpg (20.1 KB, 1355 views)
__________________
'03 41' Friendship & 24' trailer with HIS '03 H-D Heritage Springer, HER '15 H-D Freewheeler Trike, and '08 Smart Car.
"Adventure is found in the journey, not the destination."
03heritagerider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
Enot
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
Default Re: AC supply trouble

Thanks a lot !
I don`t speak Spanish too because I`m Russian ). I just keep my motorhome in Spain.

So, I think Automatic Transfer Switch is the first place I need to check. But I don`t remember does it exist under the bed or not.
So, I`ll be able to check it in the start of January.
Thank you very mach for your advice.

PS. It`s very strangely, but I`ve addressed a request to GS service via Email, but didn`t recieve any assistance.

Regards
Enot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 07:21 PM   #4
03heritagerider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 389
Default Re: AC supply trouble

Well then...привет!

When I saw your message started with Hi seniors, I thought you were Spanish. So, you have me at even more of a disadvantage. At least I know several words in Spanish. The only words I know in Russian are nyet and da.

Anyway, your motorhome is very similar to mine and I am almost certain that the transfer switch will be found under the bed.

Let us know what you find. удача! (thanks to Google translations)
__________________
'03 41' Friendship & 24' trailer with HIS '03 H-D Heritage Springer, HER '15 H-D Freewheeler Trike, and '08 Smart Car.
"Adventure is found in the journey, not the destination."
03heritagerider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Icemaker water supply line RJ6040 Class C 0 09-01-2012 12:21 PM
Air Pressure Supply gilrami2 Class A 1 01-11-2011 02:47 PM
Generator fuel supply pchicky Class C 4 11-23-2008 08:27 PM
Generator Fuel Supply djqualls Class A 4 10-30-2006 07:44 AM
check water supply connections davmac Plumbing 4 08-25-2006 11:06 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.