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Old 03-02-2018, 02:19 PM   #1
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Disconnecting generator power

I'm going to be doing an oil change on my Onan generator (2012 Voltage 5th wheel toy hauler). I don't want to disconnect my shore power if I don't have to, so can I turn off the generator's output circuit breakers and effectively prevent powering the RV while I run the generator (and thus not do any damage).
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:42 PM   #2
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I'm going to be doing an oil change on my Onan generator (2012 Voltage 5th wheel toy hauler). I don't want to disconnect my shore power if I don't have to, so can I turn off the generator's output circuit breakers and effectively prevent powering the RV while I run the generator (and thus not do any damage).
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Sure, the circuit breakers will do the trick. Even if you didn't throw the breakers the transfer switch should/would do the switching for you.
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I'm confused? Why would your generator fire up while you're on shore power while changing the oil? Just want to know.
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I'm confused? Why would your generator fire up while you're on shore power while changing the oil? Just want to know.
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Pretty sure he just wants to run the genset a little while to warm up the oil before pulling the drain plug... although, I could be wrong.
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