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Old 12-30-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Electrical storms

WoW, oh WoW !

We don't get to experience many electrical storms here in coastal Calif.
Last night the rain was pouring and the 30 mph wind had the old Argosy shaking...but the flashes of lightening and the kabooms had me shaking in my down booties...all I could think of was getting fried inside my tin can out here in this cow pasture....I wanted to unplug the electric cord to the trailer from the farmhouse...but didn't dare go out in all that....I did unplug all the appliances, including my electric blanket...

Have any of you experienced being in your AS in the middle of thunder and lightening?

Any suggestions for my next hair raising bootie shaking ordeal?
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Like aircraft that get struck by lighting the charge goes around the body of the plane.
The same thing would happen to your A/S. You most likely would not be toast, however there are no guarantees. There may be a weld mark left on the A/S.
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WoW, oh WoW ! Have any of you experienced being in your AS in the middle of thunder and lightening?

Any suggestions for my next hair raising bootie shaking ordeal?
Hello from the unofficial thunderstorm capital of the world, Florida. We get one every day, and sometimes more than one, all through the rainy season from June to September. If you want to avoid problems, a surge suppressor with antennae connections for your TV set would be helpful. Lower the antennae, lightning usually goes for the highest metal object in the area. You can turn the main breakers off in the rear, if you are concerned about a power surge into your trailer, just don't forget to turn them on again. Other than that, don't go outside in it.
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Don't forget to roll-up or tie-down your awning before a T-storm. The strong gusts of wind may turn it into an airborne object.
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