My Thermostat control,for the Auto Gen Start within the VMS 240, starts the generator while plugged in to shore power when the house thermostat calls for cooling. I am under the impression that the generator should only start after the shore power fails and the thermostat calls for cooling. The coach is a 2006 Country Coach Intrigue.

Submitted by Mark Overholser on Wed, 2013-07-03 18:14


The 2006 Country Coach Intrigue uses the TM-102 Module to start and Stop the Genset.. The Inverter used on this coach was not compatible ( Prosine 3.0 ) or not connected ( RS-3000 ) to the TM-102. The Auto Genstart System does not know the Status of the Shore Power, so when the Thermostat is enabled, it starts the Generator every time. The 2006 Allure's ( until the last 20 Units or so ) and the 2006 Magna's and Affinity's, use the PM-001/2, and could monitor the Shore Power. Their Thermostat system works like you have described.

Submitted by JohnFreyja on Sat, 2014-04-12 10:24


Although it isn't current, I just found this post and would like to understand my 08 Intrigue a little better. I have not tried the thermostat start and would like to know if it is similar to the previous post about starting when connected to shore power. I have had mysterious starts in the middle of the night while connected to shore power. No call for air conditioning but the low voltage start up was set at 12.2 volts and the charger/inverter was connected to shore power. I shut it down immediately and checked the monitor for voltage. Batteries were at 13 volts. Shortly after I shut down the gen from the bedroom intelitec panel it started back up again. I had to shut it down at the Total Coach System. Any ideas what could be wrong? Thank you, John