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Old 06-10-2018, 02:15 AM   #1
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2017 Thor Vegas Emergency Switch

Hello,
I accidentally engaged the Emergency Start Switch on the dash while parked.
Had been running the A/C using the Generator and had turned both off.
Went to crank up the generator again and hit the Emergency Start Switch by accident. Heard the click/clunk and went uh-oh. Turned on the Generator and it will not longer engage the house juice so I cannot turn on the A/C. Did I trip something on the Generator itself when I hit the Emergency Switch ?
Any input appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:28 AM   #2
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If you are talking about the house A/C and not the A/C on the engine then no you didn't.

The emergency start switch simply shorts the two 12V systems together so you can start the generator from the chassis battery or start the V-10 from the house battery.

The house A/C on the roof runs on 120V no amount of messing with the emergency start switch should do anything.

Did you wait long enough: When the generator starts there is a good 30 second to 45 second delay before it turns on 120V.

There are some breakers on the side of the generator behind its panel outside--check those to make sure they didn't trip.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:41 AM   #3
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If you had the generator off, hitting the emergency switch should not have affected the generator. All it does is connect the house and chassis batteries. There is a circuit breaker on the generator. You may have tripped that. Check your use/store switch to make sure it did not pop although that should not affect your A/c power. If not the generator circuit breaker or the circuit breaker for the A/C under the fridge, it may be your transfer switch under the passenger side bed.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:43 AM   #4
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Thanks !

Thanks very much for the responses. I will check the Generator etc in the morning. I have a feeling I tripped the Gen breakers.
Appreciate your insight.
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You tripped the Generator breaker, which is why is 'runs', but there is no electricity in the coach to the Air Conditioners....
or
your ATS(auto transfer switch) has gone bad, but that's doubtful.
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I hope that the O.P. checks back in, and tells us about the outcome of this...
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:34 PM   #7
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I tried the Breaker on the Generator and it still will not kick on the juice in the cab so I can't turn on the A/C. There is no BEEP after 30 seconds or so telling me it has engaged.. I'm bummed. How do I access the Circuit Breaker for the A/C ? Someone said it was under the fridge. Perhaps that was tripped ? I want to figure this out. There is always an answer.
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Your Air Conditioner(s) circuit breaker will be in your Main circuit breaker panel.
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When you start the generator, ALL other equipment should be off. No air conditioner, no TV, no microwave. Nothing! If any of these are on, you may have tripped the circuit breaker on the generator again. {I know this from experience}
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I tried the Breaker on the Generator and it still will not kick on the juice in the cab so I can't turn on the A/C. There is no BEEP after 30 seconds or so telling me it has engaged.. I'm bummed. How do I access the Circuit Breaker for the A/C ? Someone said it was under the fridge. Perhaps that was tripped ? I want to figure this out. There is always an answer.
Thank you,
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Look under the little black cover, under the fridge. That is where the 30 amp general breaker is along with circuit breakers for all the 120v appliances. Do you have any 120v power? Does your microwave light up when you fire up the generator? From you post, that sounds like a no. Can you plug into shore power?
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #11
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Hello,
Yes the 120v appliances including the A/C will run when I plug in. Microwave functions and A/C--just not under Generator power. I have made sure everything is off before turning on the Generator. I flipper the Circuit Breaker on the Gen but no dice.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:05 AM   #12
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Both the generator and shore power provide power thru the transfer switch located under the passenger side bed in the Vegas. Since everything works under shore power, that eliminates the circuit breakers under the fridge as the problem. So that leaves the path from the generator, thru the transfer switch and then to those circuit breakers. If the breaker at the generator is ok, here is another possibility. This box is between the generator and transfer switch and was the problem for another Thor owner. It might also be yours. The next place to look is the transfer switch. It is possible that the wire from the generator has come loose in the transfer switch. That might allow the transfer switch to work with shore power but not the generator. The box in the attachment is the first place I would look.
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:44 AM   #13
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You may want to try the generator switch one more time .... I had the same problem and learned that the switch on the generator is an on off switch and not a circuit breaker switch. On my Onan the switch is on when pulled toward you and off when away from you its very hard to see and black ...... I painted mine white.
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