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Old 09-29-2006, 11:35 AM   #15
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I had the same exact problem. The shore power source connection had no ground (garage of old house). I rewired the shore power source to its own breaker (30 amp, 10 gauge wire) in the box with a ground and the problem went away.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:58 AM   #16
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I also had the same problem, only it was with a campground in Canada. I moved to another site, problem solved. You might try plugging into another outlet on a different circuit and see if the problem continues. From another one who has ben bitten by the juice, BE CAREFULL.

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Old 09-29-2006, 06:05 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the great feedback!

I have a portable Honda inverter generator that is supposed to shut down and indicate any shorts or ground leaks, so I plugged the motorhome into that generator to see what it says, and found that there was no problem or shocks when plugged into the portable.

I then ran the cord inside the house and plugged it into the laundry room plug (not the 220v, of course). No problem, everything worked great & no shocks.

Happily, I guess the problem was in the garage plug. This is the same plug I have always used, so I don't understand why this just started. I turned off the garage breaker on the house & I'll call an electrictian when I we get back from our trip.

Thanks again for all the help. I love this forum! (and it has saved me lots of $$$$$$)
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Happily, I guess the problem was in the garage plug. This is the same plug I have always used, so I don't understand why this just started. I turned off the garage breaker on the house & I'll call an electrictian when I we get back from our trip.

Thanks again for all the help. I love this forum! (and it has saved me lots of $$$$$$)
Hi, My garage only has two wires comeing from my house to the garage; Therefore, no ground wire. Why, I don't know. That's the way they were built in the fifties. Actually, the original wall sockets, in my house, were not grounded either. I think you never noticed it before because of lack of moisture. [sweat, wet, or humidity.]

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