I can however, by experience, highly recommend shutting down the A/C, then the generator, before plugging into a power pedestal. It can stress your transfer switch, otherwise, and not in a good way to go from generator power to shore power with a load on it.
carson said:Bob, one caveat.... your method is great only if you have an automatic transfer switch. Many older RV's require unplugging the generator from the rigs plug-in and then re-plugging it into the pedestal at the campground.
Best to shut off the generator then before disconnecting from the rig.
Is this nitty-picky or the truth ? ;D
carson said:I assumed ( a bad word) that you were suggesting that if you were running the gennie until you got to a campground and then immediately plugging it into the CG pedestal without shutting off the genie. Hence assuming again that you expected the power to continue without interruption to feed the RV.
Bob Buchanan said:If I was using the A/C under park power prior to a trip -- I would first turn if off. I would then unplug from power, and plug into the genset - then go inside and turn the A/C switch back ON. It would then be ready to start from the cockpit if needed. That's the only time I ever used the dash turn on switch - not many reasons otherwise.
I recall when I rented an RV prior to purchase back in '95, that Class C Tioga had a genset start switch on the dash. It was in the summer and the rental company guy told me how to do that if it got hot outside while going to Reno. He also said that was one of the main reasons they put the start switch on the dash. As in the Adventurers, there is also a switch over the range and on the genset itself - 3 in all.