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Old 06-08-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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Needs help with burning smell

We are currently camping in Georgia. And itís hot. We opened the door to the camper and there was a strong electrical smell. We have checked everything and can not pin down the source. All fuses and breakers are good. Nothing is hot or not functioning. Initially we thought it may be the AC. But it is blowing cold air a cycling as it should. The only possibility we can think of is. My brother who is next to us and a little higher in elevation burned off a brand new grill. Is it possible the AC picked that up and caused the Oder? The smell is gone now and everything is working as it should. Now we are trying to decide whether to o pack it up and head for home. Or stay where we are. Tough decision but itís ours.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:15 PM   #2
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We are currently camping in Georgia. And itís hot. We opened the door to the camper and there was a strong electrical smell. We have checked everything and can not pin down the source. All fuses and breakers are good. Nothing is hot or not functioning. Initially we thought it may be the AC. But it is blowing cold air a cycling as it should. The only possibility we can think of is. My brother who is next to us and a little higher in elevation burned off a brand new grill. Is it possible the AC picked that up and caused the Oder? The smell is gone now and everything is working as it should. Now we are trying to decide whether to o pack it up and head for home. Or stay where we are. Tough decision but itís ours.
My money is on the BBQ!

Check everything out, don't be afraid to touch the shielding on any of the wiring if it's hot you may be on to something... still my vote stays with the BBQ.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:17 PM   #3
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There should be a noticeable difference between an electrical smell and burning off a grill. Check the plug at the pedestal and the connection on the side of the RV if you have a cord that disconnects. Is the smell stronger outside or inside? Most RV ACs today no longer have a fresh air intake mode so it should not be bringing in outside air.
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Thanks. That’s how we’re leaning. I just don’t want anyone hurt. The smell has completely dissipated now. And I forgot to mention the smoke alarm never went off.
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There should be a noticeable difference between an electrical smell and burning off a grill. Check the plug at the pedestal and the connection on the side of the RV if you have a cord that disconnects. Is the smell stronger outside or inside? Most RV ACs today no longer have a fresh air intake mode so it should not be bringing in outside air.
The pedestal and power cord check out fine and the EMS shows no problems.
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BBQ!

They coat them with an oil based product to prevent rusting prior to selling...

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