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Old 10-10-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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Electrical Shock...

We finally made it to mexico, now we are getting an electric shock on the outside of trailer, like door frame or cubby hole. We have used this trailer 8 times over 4 months before coming here, and used it connected to power in Arizona with no troubles. Now it also seems that as long as the fridge is running on propane, no shocking. only when it is on AC power does the outside get electrified. We have been checking wires and connections all day and can't seem to find the issue.

ANY suggestions would be great.... cause now we are out of propane....

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Old 10-10-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Start turning breakers off one at a time and see what happens. You may have had a wire chafe through somewhere on one circuit.

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Old 10-11-2009, 06:35 AM   #3
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It's also very possible the campground supply is not wired correctly.
If they have reversed neutral and hot at the box this will cause
you to get a shock.
Also the post is possibly/probably not correctly grounded.

PS- a fridge on propane uses a small amount of LP. The flame is
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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The ground in the camp ground was not wired correctly. I had this happen in PA and it was the ground in the power pedestal at the space.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:16 PM   #5
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The same thing happen to me in Ocean City MD. The ground was not wired correctly at the power supply. When maintenance came out to check the power supply they found the 30 amp receptacle was bad.
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