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Old 10-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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I just got a Cross country RV and got hit with lighting,don't have your jacks down when
lighting storm.Burn out a lot of things. still in the shop.
I don't have a owner manaul don't come with it. So if anyone knows were I can get one let me know..Thanks
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Just got my RV and got hit with lighting.Don't have your jacks down when lighting storm.
burn out a lot of stuff .. still in the shop. I have a cross country 2007 RV.
I don't have a owns manaul never got one. So if anybody know's ever I can get?.
Thanks.
Another reason to use jack pads ...hopefully made of non-conductive material.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

I have moved your post into its own thread to avoid hijacking the thread you posted it in.

Best of luck.

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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What electronics did you loose?
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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Don't think the jacks make difference; (Says the man who has had 2 RV's struck by lightning, one w/o any jacks the 2nd w/jacks down.) That lightning bolt traveled a few miles to get there at the speed of heat, your frame being a few inches away or grounded isn't going to cause it to pause...

Both times, same place (RV pad at home) lightning hit a tree came in the ground wire and burned all the 115 volt grounds. Also lost GFI, thermostats, Air Cond Circuit boards, and blew a hole in the floor of the electrical compt. Lost a TV in the house)
Confusing- First covered by vehicle insurance, 2nd by homeowners???
My big concern was the engine/tranny computers, which were not harmed. Also no problem since installing a surge protector...

Hopefully your's will come back with everything working....Take care
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If your coach is by Coachmen, their manuals are available here: Owners Manuals - Coachmen RV

Enter the year and select sports coach..

Hope this helps.
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Just curious! Did you have any kind of surge protector on there when this happened? I have the PI HW-50C that I'm counting on the help.

Also, my MH uses air bag leveling, no jacks, so will that help to prevent lightning strikes?
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Metal jack feet provide multiple grounds for the electrical pulse. Of course, if the coach is plugged into power that also provides a ground circuit. Lightning will take the easiest route to ground. We got hit years ago by a strike that came through the shore power ground. We did have a good surge guard system installed. It toasted the surge guard, inverter, transfer switch, 12v radio, computer printer, and melted apx 1inch of one power leg on the shore power cord at the MH end. It also damaged a gfci outlet and minor damage to a TV. Other rigs around us w/o a surge guard had much greater damage. Not being connected to shore power is probably the best protection against lightning strikes, but going out to pull the plug AFTER the storm has started is not a very good idea.
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Just curious! Did you have any kind of surge protector on there when this happened? I have the PI HW-50C that I'm counting on the help.

Also, my MH uses air bag leveling, no jacks, so will that help to prevent lightning strikes?
There is no surge protector made that can protect your equipment from a direct lightning strike.

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