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Old 08-11-2011, 11:17 AM   #29
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Darkspeed, you are fast. I suppose this could also be the reason that my trailer shell gets hot when plugged into my house (non-GFI) - the electricity has another pathway (thru the green ground wire on the white neutral buss) into the shell?
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:23 AM   #30
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The funny thing is in your breaker box the neutral bus is isolated from the metal box on a plastic riser...for a reason... And then the green wire defeats this isolation by jumping straight to shell ground
Oh that's hilarious!
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:30 AM   #31
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Darkspeed, you are fast. I suppose this could also be the reason that my trailer shell gets hot when plugged into my house (non-GFI) - the electricity has another pathway (thru the green ground wire on the white neutral buss) into the shell?
That would be a great party trick.... Lick my shell... I dare youuuuuu
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Darkspeed, you are fast. I suppose this could also be the reason that my trailer shell gets hot when plugged into my house (non-GFI) - the electricity has another pathway (thru the green ground wire on the white neutral buss) into the shell?
O' yes and with the correct lack of resistance it will kill you dead - fix that
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Try driving a ground rod near the trailer or entend a wire from your homes grounging system to the trailer and read with a a.c. volt meter from the frame or body of the trailer to ground.If there is a hot wire with a high resistance ground you may be able to see it. In response to the provious post,i would think that a circuit breaker panel in a r.v. should be considered a sub-panel on an electrical system,that being said ,the neutral and ground MUST NOT BE BONDED. this if code. the ez way to test would be to use ohm meter accrss the ground and neutral blades of the plug,no connection should be seen on the meter.if a circuit is detected the first place that I would look at would be in the c.b. panel and see if it is correctly wired. This is just my opinion,I am NOT a electrician,but have a lot of years troubleshhoting electrical problems.again just my 2 cents worth.
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Your problem: the green ground wire going to the white wire buss bar is exactly what I described in post #12. Disconnect the green wire from the buss bar where the 2 white wires are and it should be OK, at least that part of the problem.
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It looks like there is a black wire going to the lower buss bar. It appears the previous owner had some interesting ideas about color coding.

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