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Old 08-29-2012, 07:23 AM   #11
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The main thing to know is that you should NEVER feel a shock from your vehicle. A little static jolt is one thing, but a sustained shock is a different story. Let me know how I can help educate you all about electrical power safety.

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Please post links to my No~Shock~Zone articles on any other RV or conversion websites you know of. Everybody should be educated about how to avoid electric shock conditions.

I also have a few basic power questions for you. How many of your vehicles are wired for 20 amp, 30 amp, or 50 amp hookups? How many use a portable generator and what size? And finally, how many of you have felt any kind of tingle or shock from their "skoolie" or other RV?

Thanks for you input. It will help me determine the topics for future articles I plan to write.

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #12
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30 amp,with a 5000 watt generator here
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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I also have a few basic power questions for you. How many of your vehicles are wired for 20 amp, 30 amp, or 50 amp hookups? How many use a portable generator and what size? And finally, how many of you have felt any kind of tingle or shock from their "skoolie" or other RV?
30 amp, no generator yet (planning on an LP generator due to lack of use... over 4K)
No tingles/shock from our (current) bus, former vintage Class C or former pop-up.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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No tingles or shocks from mine (yet ) altho I occasionally hit my head on the mirrors

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Old 08-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
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No tingles or shocks from mine (yet ) altho I occasionally hit my head on the mirrors

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As long as you don't hit your shin in a trailer hitch. That REALLY hurts!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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No tingles or shocks from mine (yet ) altho I occasionally hit my head on the mirrors

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An update: I just taught an RV electrical safety seminar with Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor) at the Hershey RV show over the weekend. He taught a DC power seminar, then I dived in with a bunch of AC power testing tricks, including my hot-skin test and RPBG test. The crowd was very interested and seemed to really absorb it all.

So here's an OT question for you. I took my son along to snoop around and kick some tires. The vehicle he talked about the most was an antique bus we saw on display near the entrance of the show. Sort of looked like a 50's jet airliner with an art nouveau ibe. I was driving so I didn't get a good look at it. Anybody know what it was?

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
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u mean the california one?
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #18
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u mean the california one?
No, in Hershey PA.
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Possible the GM Futurliner .... Some have been restored. I saw one of these in Chattanooga about 2 years ago. neat bus.

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GM Futurliner Progress Photos GM ... 2012 - 2011 2010 - 2009 2008 - 2007 ... This is the second time the Futurliner appeared at the Hershey, PA car show and swap meet. This ... The Hershey show was the last of the season for the Futurliner but it can be seen at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:22 AM   #20
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Wow!!! I've just looked at my downloads, and see that this thread alone has downloaded my No~Shock~Zone articles nearly 200 times in the last 30 days. You guys are really studying this stuff. I hope these articles are helping you better understand your vehicle electrical systems, and are helping to keep you safe. If you've had any interesting "shock" issues in the past or recently, please post them here. I'm trying for a grant that will allow me to make No~Shock~Zone a national electrical safety training program, so any examples you can provide will help with the process.

Thanks very much...

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