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Old 04-17-2016, 10:52 AM   #11
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You have what is know as a hot skin condition. It can be DEADLY! Please read the information in the link provided. Mike Sokol attends many RV Rallies and is very highly regarded in the RV community.
RV Electrical Safety: Part IV ‚€“ Hot Skin | No~Shock~Zone
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:14 AM   #12
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You could have one of the wires mildly touching somewhere, it's always possible. Like one of the posters indicated, checking the resistance and see what you have. Might want to do this and change your meter settings also. If you have it set at a low resistance and have a fairly light short you may not see it on the scale your set on. See what I'm saying.
" I would assume in a normal situation you would not receive a shock even if you weren't grounded."
True, under 100% conditions. But think about a converter that gets wet, the moisture can be a conductors to another path like anything metal. There are some many scenario's.

Like Others Say : Consult a qualified electrician when in doubt....
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:33 AM   #13
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I suggest you throw away the extension cable missing the ground. This is one of the issues that will cause a hot skin condition.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:38 AM   #14
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I immediately went out and bought a new one. 50' 14 gauge. I only plug it in like this when getting it prepped for a trip. Once grounded, the voltage in the frame is not detected. Now I'm just dreading the response I'm going to get from the dealer and the estimated repair time to fix it. I just bought it yesterday and will more than likely be without it for a majority of the camping season in Ohio.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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Get it back to the dealer right now There is a short in the wiring and the unit is UNSAFE..
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:45 AM   #16
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The dealer (if you bought from him) should put you to the top of the list with this as he should have caught it on the inspection that he probably charged you for when you took delivery..
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:51 AM   #17
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Thank you all again for the input. Had I not caught this, I'm afraid to think about what possibly could have happened to my 3 and 4 year old had they come in contact with the camper. I'll keep you posted on what the dealer says.
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I do have one more question. If this voltage is only present when the shore line cord is plugged in, does this mean the short is on the 120v side and not the 24 volt side. This may help isolate the problem. Also, what systems run on the 120 v other than refrigerator, water heater and outlets?
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:45 PM   #19
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I'm a little confused. When you plugged in your new extension cord did you continue to have the same issue?
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:58 PM   #20
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If I use the new grounded cord, I don't detect any voltage. Only if using the ungrounded cord is voltage present. I used a voltage detector and touched multiple points on the camper and it alerted me there was voltage detected. I unplugged the Shoreline cable from the bad cord and touched the same points and no voltage detected. Also, using the new cord, I checked all outlets in the camper with a Gardner Bender GFCI and circuit tester. All outlets read as normal no open hots, no open Neutrals, no open Ground, no reverse polarity etc...
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