I like to strip clean, but this was ridiculous!
Now that I got your attention! LOL!, Iím talking about my recent melted 30 amp, male end on my power cord. I keep all my connections a bright shiny copper, I always sand them down, inspect them every single time I connect/disconnect. I always use electrical contact spray on every outlet in every campground, and it still happened to me a third time!
This time when I went to put a new male end on, I stripped, 1 foot, then 2 foot, then 3 foot, finally I just threw the cable in the garbage! Black and white, (Hot and neutral), weíre totally black all the way through! Iím thinking itís because I was parked for two months running the AC and the maintenance guys were constantly running over my cords with their mowers, it mightíve loosened my connection a little bit!? Thatís the only thing I could think of, because when I went to disconnect today, between male/female, (cord to surge), it had about an eighth of an inch gap between the plug and and the surge protector. Guess Iíll have to check weekly now when Iím at extended stays! Even better Iíll zip-tie them together every time!
Sorry the story wasnít as exciting as the headlines!, But hey, I did get my windshield chipped, driving from South Florida to Georgia today!