Totalcoach Auto Genstart

I have a 2009 Newell equipped with the Totalcoach system. In addition, I have the VMS 640CL and the VMS240CL.

When I press the Genset button on the Totalcoach panel, it says AGS, Disabled-Ext Activity. At the time, all AC units were selected off and the coach was plugged into and operating on shore power. Exactly what is the "External Activity" that disables AGS?


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External Activity = shore power.

Hello John

The external activity is your shore power. Being plugged in supersedes, I believe, (the need for) an automatic generator function.

RV-C Specification the specification for the RV-c CAN bus used in your coach. Its the comm. bus which shares all and bares all to the Silverleaf tools. The document denotes...though a bit this works on page 163. While technically informative, its more a specifications rip than helpful glossary. Within it however, you can see from where the cryptic terms are derived. [And will cure insomnia!]

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gen start from totalcoach panel or VMS

I have a 2006 country coach affinity, generator starts fine from manual on/off start but does not start from totalcoach panel or VMS. I have read the blogs and tried recycling the house battery. Tried starting from manual and then try to shut off with VMS, no luck. Tried starting and stopping directly at generator, then cycling power, no luck, etc.

Any suggestions.