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Old 06-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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I should add, the 11v on the ground is the same as the 11v on the neutrel. 130v on the hot
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:36 AM   #12
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I have seen this one time on a friends TT. I found that when winterizing he left the electric element on his water heater on and shorted the element. Obviously there is a ground issue where I can't help. Regardless if there is a ground issue or not you should not have electrical current traveling through your camper frame. You need to find where the electrons are leaking from, and I would guess the water heater is the best place to start.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:58 AM   #13
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Just to follow up, I heard that the camp ground (after I identified the voltage on ground) had the local power company come in as they could not resolve it themselves. They installed another ground rod and that supposedly fixed it. I go back there in several weeks so we will see.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:49 AM   #15
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Speaking of campground electrical problems, when in the outerbanks, the site where we were and both sites each side of us had lots of problems with power. Our surge protector kept tripping randomly. The campground guy was (at first) convinced it was our rig but after further investigation, he found big power surge (spikes) coming from our pedestal. Sure glad we had the power surge guard :O

It looks like the problem was also the campground power... I don't know anything about electricity but would a power surge guard help in this case too?
if you plug somewhere else, do you still get the same problem?
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This same issue happened to me two years ago. The issue was that my electric post was also used to power a light pole. The pole had lost ground and every time we touched the RV door we got a mild shock. THe CG owner diagnosed the issue and rewired the post which solved the problem. All the RVs on that line had the same issue. I now have a surge guard which monitors for things like open grounds, reverse polarity, etc.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #17
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Hot-skin conditions need to be investigated ASAP! Tests have shown that as little as 10 mA to 20 mA of a 60-Hz current (what comes out of your electrical outlet) can cause your heart to go into fibrillation (essentially a heart attack). So you can easily get 10 times the current needed to kill yourself from a 120-volt outlet. Note that 100 milliamps of current isnít enough to trip a standard 20- or 30-amp circuit breaker, but itís supposed to trip a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt) as long as itís been properly connected.

For more info on hot-skin, I recommend this link: http://www.noshockzone.org/rv-electr...0%93-hot-skin/
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probably nothing to do with you but I just saw this recall
Jayco is recalling certain model year 2014 White Hawk travel trailers manufactured May 17, 2013, through May 21, 2013. The A/C to D/C converter may not be properly grounded to the frame. If the converter is not properly grounded to the frame, there may be an excessive buildup of heat and melting of the wiring, possibly resulting in a fire. Jayco will notify owners and dealers will inspect the wiring for the converter. If needed, they will add the provided ground wire, free of charge. The recall began on June 21, 2013. Owners may contact Jayco at (800) 283-8267.
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Good to know about the recall, correct this does not seem to apply, but thanks!

Badger: Thanks as well, I had found that site when investigating the symptoms. Scary stuff. The campground has supposedly fixed the issue, the local power company came in and added another ground rod, but that is second hand info, maybe there was something else done too.
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Thanks for all the info. I also read a lot after my OP on the issue of hot skin. I had the CG mgmt test it and there is 10-11v on ground. I had them test several others and one on another panel and they all have 11v. They are taki g it seriously and have an electrician on the way.

At least it is not in the deadly range but I do plan to start bringing my own testers from now on!
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