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Old 06-03-2015, 06:18 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by shadeemry View Post
I think I got it, the 12 volts hot was crossed at the frame right by the power jack, this probably explained why the power jack was not working correctly, if at all.. I have not been shocked yet, but hopefully I won't be..scares the crap outa me to even touch the shell with it plugged into shoreline power. Is their a way to tell if the trailer body is hot without risking my life by touching it?
Buy a 'pencil' type "circuit tester; about $10-15. [See Amazon, or any hardware store.]
After you have done all your pedestal checks, and plugged the trailer in and before entering or even touching the RV, approach the trailer, any metal part, and press the button on the tester.
If the light flashes continually, and the 'beeper' beeps, don't touch the trailer anywhere. You would be completing a circuit.
Unplug the power cord, and troubleshoot the supply pedestal.
If pedestal is OK, start 'wringing out' your internal wiring.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:41 PM   #22
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I will be referring to this thread a bunch. I am replacing the fuse block on my AS and I want to make sure that it is not messed up when I connect the shore power.

Steve - Where is this grounding block on the AS frame? I want to check mine to make sure it is connected solid.
Thanks you guys for the great reference. I already have one of the AC pens for home use and a voltmeter so I will be using them to test things before I get zapped.
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