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Old 04-13-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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shocking!!!

Ok we have a 2007 32QBBS bought new a year ago. We used it alot last year with no problems at all. Put it into storage around november and got it out about two weeks ago. The other day I used a floor jack to raise the axles so I could check the wheel bearings and thought I could feel a tingling sensation like I was getting shocked.....but I figured I was just crazy. Well tonight I go out in my bare feet to make sure it is locked grab the door handle and definatly get shocked to the point it almost hurt.....grabbed different metal parts around the outside and same thing. So my question is has anyone else had anything like this happen and if so what was the cause. We are suppose to go out this coming weekend and I really don't want to have to take it to the dealer. Thanks in advance for any help.........Kevin
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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I had 2002 fleetwood and had the same problem after about a year old. They found a pinched wire between the body and the fram that rubbed a bare spot in it!!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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Does your fleetwood have an enclosed underbelly? About all I could see under ours was wires going to the brakes.....but the belly is enclosed. I did find a couple of ground wires but they looked fine.
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I don't have the fleetwood anymore but i think they said it was the hot wire from the battery up front. Does this happen with or without being plug in to land power?
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It only happens when plugged into land power
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:32 PM   #6
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We were camping at Frontier Town in Ocean City last year and experienced the same problem, I checked the ground coming out of the 30 amp power supply and found it to be bad, we notified the camp ground office and they sent out an Electician and he confirmed that the ground was bad so he changed out the receptacal, all was ok after that. I would say that you have a bad ground some where.
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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It only happens when plugged into land power
Check all ground and neutral connections. Then go check the same in your main power supply. Not familiar with electric stuff have someone that is. A loose ground or neutral in your main power box will cause this problem, same with your RV. Had a similiar thing with the appliances in my house once, I tightened all the connections and all was well.

If you have a "Main disconnect Switch" kill everything and then go to tightening, you'll be amazed at how many scrrews are not tight. That goes for the screw to the breakers too.

Good luck and let us know what you found......

Paul B - I am not an electrician but that is what I found with mine
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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Please be CAREFUL.
More people are killed by electrocution on "household" voltage
than any high voltage.
As soon as you felt the first tingle you should have PUT ON SHOES
and unplugged the camper.

It's possible the problem is in your house wiring or extension cord.
If a ground is not grounded or a neutral is not grounded anywhere
this could happen.
It could also be a short in the camper.
Proceed carefully but don't just assume the problem is in the camper.

A "floating" neutral can shock you!!

If it were me, I'd take a volt meter and read voltage from
your trailer ground to a known house ground.
I'd check from the trailer neutral to house ground.
I'd check from house neutral to house ground.
ALL these should be ZERO volts.

I am not giving expert advice.
I can't trouble shoot this via long distance but these are things
I'd check if it were me.
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Thanks for all the advice. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet.....haven't been getting home till after dark this week. The thought has crossed my mind more than once about something being amiss with the house wiring. Hopefully will have time in the next couple of days to check things out a little more closely. I will post when I can find something!
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Thanks for all the advice. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet.....haven't been getting home till after dark this week. The thought has crossed my mind more than once about something being amiss with the house wiring. Hopefully will have time in the next couple of days to check things out a little more closely. I will post when I can find something!
Yes,
please keep us posted, I am thinking in the power inverter, possible loose screws/wires, I hope you find the problem.
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