Originally Posted by SailorSam205
I'm going to trust Mike Sokol about needing a grounding rod. According to him, you don't need one. That and I can't see pounding an 8 foot rod into the ground at every camp site.
Also, you can make your own neutral bond plug for under $5. Lots of instructions on making one on the web.
How about a 6’ rod? �� Actually you should re-read the article. He talks about campground power utilizing a ground rod to protect you from hot skin stray voltage. When you’re using a generator you’re not connected to campground power. Then you what keeps the trailer chassis potential from floating high (hot skin)? Nothing.
It’s true that you don’t need a ground rod for everything to work. It’s also true that ground impedance is relatively high, but with ground currents being very small it doesn’t take much to pull the trailer chassis to ground potential or close. Also your trailer chassis could be grounded through the jack post if not on plastic or wood blocks.
In my opinion lack of a ground rod doesn’t present a hazardous condition because of ground impedance involved, but you could experience a little momentary bite as you complete the path to ground through your body.