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Old 09-28-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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Watch out for LIGHTNING!!!

Wow, we just got our first hit of lightning. DW and I were a few miles away from coach which is parked at relatives home while visiting. When we got back I noticed TVs were not working. and some power was off. Seems that lightning hit coax beside coach. Blew up the little splitter coming out of house and going into coach , blew out 2 flat screens and some items in kitchen power ran back to gfi and melted back of it. What a mess. Insurance covered all but ded. on the way back to normal gradually.

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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Glad everyone is safe and the lightning did not start a fire.

It could have been worse.

A lot worse.

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #3
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very true.

we were very lucky, our little pup was in the rig. she is one of those pups that panics when it storms. I must have been bad, can't imagine what all that going on sounded like in the coach
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WOW! Glad you weren't there!
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lightning is pretty amazing at what it can do, how it can travel and just how powerful it really is!
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:16 AM   #6
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Happened to an RV park neighbor, it even took out the diesel engine computer and wiring...over $5,000. I don't think an EMS is going to protect anything when lighting hits a direct source into the MH such as the cable.
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For lightening protection on coax they do make devices, both ground blocks (Which help) and full blown lightening arrestors (These are a bit more complex) alas, nothing protects against a dead short.

For power line protection: Same comment save delete ground block.

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