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RE: Running Two ACs on Gennie - Shutting down

I think that I know what happened. I failed to mention that I was in the high Sierra mountains at about 6000-7200 feet when this occurred. I believe that the Power Management System did a “load shed”. The manual states that the AC’s use at least 2400 watts when starting up. I have a 15k btu in the front and either a 13.5k or 11k in the rear. The manual states that the 5500watt gennie loses 3.5% power for every 1000 feet gain in elevation. Thus, I was losing about 23% of the gennie power. It couldn’t keep up with the ACs. This has been a good lesson.
Lakejumper 09/04/22 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running Two ACs on Gennie - Shutting down

Thanks for the replies. The gennie kept running. I think the time2roll has the answer. It seemed like a load shed. The water heater was off and the fridge was on propane. I also thought that since I had the AC fan on high, both units may have coincidentally started at the same time so one shut down. It happened about three times during the last part of our trip during the hottest part of the day. We were also climbing at high elevation over 6000 feet. Perhaps the gennie surged. I’ll look at the manual.
Lakejumper 09/04/22 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
Running Two ACs on Gennie - Shutting down

Hi, I’m running my 5500 Watt Onan gennie with two ACs on while driving due to very hot weather. They both ran for several hours and all of a sudden they shut down and the control panel beeped with the gennie still running. It eventually reset itself. This happened several times. We had a full tank of gas. I had the gennie serviced recently. Why is this happening?
Lakejumper 09/03/22 10:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Macerator - Tank Full

First of all, thank you for all of your responses. she (the owner) doesn’t have to empty the tank, but wants to as she can’t get it serviced before some planned trips.. This will allow her to use it if she doesn’t have a bathroom close by on her planned trips. Regular RV repair shops don’t want to service vans. La Mesa is the only authorized dealer and they are two hours away and are booked for months. It’s becoming harder to find RV repair shops here. She called a pump out service but their hose won’t fit down the toilet. She does have valve gates and opened one until she found that the macerator was barely making a noise and only a trickle came out. She immediately closed the valve. We weren’t sure if that valve affects the emergency tank caps that are unreachable underneath the RV. Bob Nestor thanks for your answer on the macerator. The first thing I thought about is the impeller. Thanks for all of your help.
Lakejumper 08/21/22 04:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Broken Macerator - Tank Full

My friend has an older (I think 2012) Roadtrek with a broken macerator. She wants to empty the tank but the emergency 3” caps are under the van and don’t have a valve gate on them. If she were able to open them, which is difficult because the van is so low to the ground, she would get a messy gusher! Have any of you pumped out through the toilet? We put a sacrificial garden hose down the hole, which wasn’t easy due to the bends in the pipe, yesterday to see if this is feasible. We’re thinking of using a shop vac.
Lakejumper 08/20/22 11:10am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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