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Old 04-24-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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Lightning

We have a question about what to do in a lightning storm. If you are camping
in a park with electrical hookups. Is this safe to stay plugged in or is there a
built in protection? We do not have many lightning storms here in Idaho but
travel to Texas, NM, Co. etc. Thanking you in advance, John & Betty
PS any risk of being in the Bambi at that time?
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:16 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of previous threads.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ikes-1702.html
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ream-5542.html
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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As in all things, common sense prevails. Turn off and unplug sensitive electronics, like the TV and radio (a battery-powered weather radio is a great idea). Try to stay away from the metal parts of the trailer, stay off the roof of your trailer in a thunderstorm, and make sure the ground wire is hooked up to the outlet box at your campsite. This is the third wire in your plug.
As someone that has been struck by lightning twice , you are more at risk of being seriously injured by falling off your bicycle while out camping than being struck by lightning inside your coach.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #4
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Or, just make sure you park next to overlander63 during the next storm. He'll draw the fire.

Seriously, TWICE?
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Or, just make sure you park next to overlander63 during the next storm. He'll draw the fire.

Seriously, TWICE?
Yup. Hurt like hell, too.
My ears ring constantly, although the doctor can't say for sure if it is from the lightning strikes, or the fact I have worked in a very noisy environment for a very long time. Maybe a little of both. So when you see me in person, please talk loud so I can hear you...
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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My god Terry..strike me once its your fault. Strike me twice, it's my fault! Where have you been hanging out?
Personally, I buy all the insurance "within reason" and would consider a surge protector that includes voltage protection.
As for your safety though in a Bambi, (or SOB for that matter) I'd just stay put and have a glass of wine and watch the show. If you get struck, call me and I'll edit this post.
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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Well I'll be...!

Over63 -

You have my most hearty congratulations on surviving something barely ANYONE walks away from once - but ..... TWICE. Yikes.

I thought I had it rough coaching LL and herding my family (like cats I think) around, but well shucks....

I AM impressed, and I am glad to know you! Hope to make that 'in person' acquaintance sometime...

Ciao, and all the best to you!

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