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Old 08-21-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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Having a problem running the Generator while traveling

The generator will run just fine when I'm at home but when we are traveling I like to start it up about an hour or so before we get to our campsite so it will be cooled off when we get there. The generator starts up fine and I wait to turn on my AC until it has beeped and the AC power is ready the AC will start up then I will take off down the road again but when I get to my campsite the generator has shut down. Any ideas why it would do this. The last time I tried it when I got home I started it up and ran it for two hours with all three AC's on and it ran just fine.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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Three things come to mind. Sucking air or debris in the tank while moving, overheating from road temps, low oil shut down are you towing level? Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:16 PM   #3
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Mine does the same thing. I think the fix is adding a fuel pump back by the tank.
Check there is a thread about doing that on this site.

It's added on my to-do list once it cools down.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:29 PM   #4
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It could be the oil when I was in Flordia it did just fine but up around Branson,MO there is a lot of hills.
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:32 PM   #5
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Dennis,

Does your RV have a Generator panel? Do you get an error code when the Generator has shut down? That might tell you a lot!

I wrote the post on adding a second fuel pump at the fuel tank.

My Generator panel showed an error that was simply...Generator control didn't ask for a shutdown.

Duh...that's when I started looking and asking...and the second fuel pump fixed the problem.

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Old 08-22-2015, 10:01 PM   #6
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I have run my generator about 60 or so hours while traveling. On two occasions it quit running. Both times were after extremely bumpy sections of road. I am considering a second fuel pump myself.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:04 AM   #7
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We recently completed a cross country trip...ran the generator about 100 hours with no problems. Lots of towing down the road and rest stop use. I do run good fuel with SeaFoam and run Royal Purple SAE 30 oil. When I changed my oil prior to our trip, the oil level was about 1/4 quart low...

With that said, my smaller TH has a genset that sits sideways in the trailer...if the oil was low, it would turn off while in motion...I am guessing from low oil pressure...

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