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Old 08-25-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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Hot skin

I have a 2013 TSBH and several times I felt a slight shock sensation when I touched the sides. Then July 4th I was setting up right after a heavy rain. When I knelt on the wet pavement to install jack stands under the entry steps, I touched the metal steps and got a stronger shock. I tested with a multimeter and found that a slight current was present in the steps and meatl siding. I took back to dealer, and they have had it for 5 1/2 weeks and stated that they were able get the same readings on the metal steps, but as yet have not found the casuse. They are in contact with Jayco and sending back and forth with them about the cause. Anyonr out there run into to this and if so, what was the cause. I will have to cancel our Labor Day trip if not fixed in next couple of days, and that is frustrating. Nearly six weeks and no solution in site.
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Not sure how you have power, but generally this is caused by not having a proper ground to the TT. Were you using the cord supplied with trailer directly to 30 post power?

Did you use a 30 - 15 amp adapter? Were you plugged in house (15 or 20 amp outlet)?
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Not sure how you have power, but generally this is caused by not having a proper ground to the TT. Were you using the cord supplied with trailer directly to 30 post power?

Did you use a 30 - 15 amp adapter? Were you plugged in house (15 or 20 amp outlet)?
+1. 99% of the time it's a bad ground connection somewhere. If the dealer is not getting it then it might have been the post you were plugged into.
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OP said dealer had same readings. So it is obviously either in the unit or the power cord may even be defective.
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As stated above, you probably don't have a good ground. I had a similar problem in the past. I started driving a big nail into the ground with a simple copper wire to trailer frame. Solved it. You can also aligator clip to galivanzed water line from frame. If anyone getting small holes in the aluminum skinned campers your having the same problem. It's just eating holes in your aluminum siding.
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We had a similar thing with another trailer. The shop outlet I was plugged into was wired backward. It cost us a refrigerator repair.
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It's good you are getting it fixed. Lucky you were not zapped worse.

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Missed that dealer produced the same results. I would suggest this.

If you turn off the main breaker then you are limiting the power to all internal components, except the main feed line and buss bar. If you have a hot skin still then you know it's between the post and your breaker panel. If not then you could have a chaffed wire somewhere which you could go through each breaker individually and find out which circut is producing the result. The more you limit the inputs the easier it will be in determining the result.
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Since the dealer is getting the same readings as you, I bet the problem is a loose ground or a chaffed wire from install. I hope the dealer starts looking at the circuit panel and inverter.
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I'd be looking at the power center where the fuses and breakers are. On both Jayco travel trailers we've purchased, I have found issues with sloppy wiring work. One was where the hot lead from the shore cord was only partially inserted into the connector lug.
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I'm not saying this is the cause of your problem. But it illustrates a lack of attention to detail or quality when it comes to the electrical wiring.
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