Generator not starting the AC
I recently acquired a 25' 89 Excella. We have camped with it three times and the AC works fine on shore power.
At home, the AS is parked in a field too far from power for an extension cord. Since this is August in Georgia, working on the AS without AC is not an option. We bought a Boliy Pro3600Si/E. It is rated to start a 13,500BTU AC and it started the AC twice, but it has not started the AC since. Since it is a 22 year old Coleman Super-Mach 6798A AC, I figured that it might start easier with a new hard start capacitor. Today I added a Supco SPP6. The good news is that when I switch from fan only to AC low, it tries twice as long to start. But ultimately, the compressor and fan go quiet.
I did remove a mud dabber nest from the tops of the compressor and fan capacitors. It was pretty corroded.
My next step is to get a clip-on ammeter to see which of these two players, the generator or the AC, are out of spec.
Has anyone else been where I am now? How long do these ACs last? I am receptive to any ideas that less expensive than 1) a new AC or 2) a new Yamaha.