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Old 02-19-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question Value of Conductive stabilizer block

On one of our early parking setups, an experienced AirStreamer was our neighbor. He noted that I hadn’t used a conductive block under one of my stabilizers. He believed this was a value to do and had what looked like an aluminum 2X4 under one of his back stabilizers.

Has anyone in this forum got an opinion as to what the value of such a grounding of the TT shell would be?
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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can't imagine it would make much difference.

your electrical service provides a good ground.

the tires are very conductive dispite what you may have read, there is enough carbon in them to conduct electricity quite well.

you could always drive a ground rod and attach it to the frame if you were concerned. my '92 has a lug for this on the streetside rear.

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Conductive block

Probably not a good idea, I wouldn't do it.

1. If your trailer is properly wired, you don't need it. Might even be dangerous.

2. As an electrical ground, it is totally inadequate. Which is probably a good thing, you don't want to have a better ground between you and your trailer than the one through a properly grounded pedestal.

3. Wouldn't work at all unless the dirt under the conductive block is saturated.

4. Does this hold true if your trailer or hook-up is improperly wired? No, but then you should fix the problem at it's source rather than try to correct it with a poor ground hook-up

5. How do you ground a Honda 2000i generator? I don't know.
Maybe an expert will answer.
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:48 PM   #4
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He might have been pulling your leg......I have metal
bal stabilizers, and I use wood blocks under them so they don't sink into the dirt.....But wood can get nasty and smelly
and hard to clean so some people use plastic blocks to distribute the weight. Alluminum ( spell check ) would look way cooler I bet.
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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Thanks for you inputs. I guess I’ll just have to chalk this suggestion to “tales told ‘round the campfire”.
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