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Old 09-07-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Eeekkk, watch yourself out there.

Excerpt from the RV Travel Newsletter.

"Complaining that his legs felt like spaghetti, Utah resident Gregg Richey had a right to complain. The father of two was putting out his RV's awning near Cedar City, Utah, when lightning hit him, stopping his heart. Richey's father quickly responded, giving chest compressions. When the man regained consciousness, his family transported him to a hospital when cell phones couldn't summon aid. Richey was released after observation."

Now That is a real good reason for having a remote awning actuator, or at least some insulating gloves to wear when setting up your RV in inclement weather.. I'm surprised the chest compressions worked and he didn't need an AED, but whew, that must have been an electrifying experience.
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If OC & Turbo see this they will be adding (Lightning Rods) as a assy.for the Awuning Pole & Bracket Kits! Youroo!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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If OC & Turbo see this they will be adding (Lightning Rods) as a assy.for the Awuning Pole & Bracket Kits! Youroo!!
That would be AWESOME, maybe we could use the lighting rod for a flagpole...
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That would be AWESOME, maybe we could use the lighting rod for a flagpole...

Or to charge your battery.
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Or to charge your battery.
Or power your flux capacitor
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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If OC & Turbo see this they will be adding (Lightning Rods) as a assy.for the Awuning Pole & Bracket Kits! Youroo!!
LOL....but true!
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This is why I let my wife do it!
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Yeah - I bet you do
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and now i know what task ill send my inlaws to do each and every time they insist on coming camping with us!!
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and now i know what task ill send my inlaws to do each and every time they insist on coming camping with us!!
What are you going to say when they ask you why there is a kite and a key attached to the awning?

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